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The Federal Trade Commission issued its annual report to the Federal Reserve Board on FTC enforcement activities regarding the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA), Consumer Leasing Act, and Truth in Lending Act. This year’s report also discusses FTC activities under...
Press Release: FTC Forum in May 2011 Will Examine Ways to Protect Consumers From "Cramming" of Unauthorized Charges on Their Phone Bills
The Federal Trade Commission will host a forum on May 11, 2011, in Washington, DC, examining how the government, businesses, and consumer protection organizations can work together to prevent consumers from being hit with unauthorized third-party charges on their phone bills, a practice known as “...
Closing Letter: GabbaCaDabra, LLC
January 24, 2011
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comments on whether to provide manufacturers approximately six additional months to incorporate new light bulb labels on their packaging, and whether to exempt certain bulbs that will soon be obsolete from those requirements. The new labels, which were...
Press Release: FTC Staff Submits Comments to Federal Reserve on Making Fair Lending Law Stronger; FTC Announces Increase in Maximum Charge for Extra Copies of Credit Reports
FTC Staff Submits Comments to Federal Reserve on Making Fair Lending Law Stronger The Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted comments to the Federal Reserve Board recommending ways the Board could strengthen the rules under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, which requires some mortgage...
December 7, 2010
Closing Letter: Planetwide Media, Inc.
December 3, 2010
Press Release: FTC Staff Issues Privacy Report, Offers Framework for Consumers, Businesses, and Policymakers
Case: EchoMetrix, Inc.
Homeowners will be protected by a new Federal Trade Commission rule that bans providers of mortgage foreclosure rescue and loan modification services from collecting fees until homeowners have a written offer from their lender or servicer that they decide is acceptable. “At a time when many...
Case: Telebrands Corp.
The Federal Trade Commission today sent warning letters to four marketers of caffeinated alcohol drinks. Citing incidents “suggesting that alcohol containing added caffeine presents unusual risks to health and safety,” the FTC letters warned that marketing of such beverages may constitute an unfair...
Federal Register Notice: Staff Report: Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Business Opportunities
Case: XACTA 3000, Inc., et al.
Case: P.C. Richard & Son, Inc.
The Federal Trade Commission has issued an enforcement policy statement on a new FTC rule that protects consumers by barring debt relief firms from collecting up-front fees. In its statement, the FTC says that while most companies that sell debt relief services over the telephone are now prohibited...
Closing Letter: Google Inquiry
October 27, 2010
Televisions manufactured after May 10, 2011 must display EnergyGuide labels so consumers shopping for TVs will have more information about different models and how much energy they use. A recent amendment to the Federal Trade Commission’s Appliance Labeling Rule will require the familiar yellow-and...
Case: Allied Interstate, Inc.
Federal Register Notice: 16 C.F.R. Part 260: Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims: Request for Public Comment on Proposed, Revised Guides
Additional Information about Green Guides Review
Closing Letter: Phillips & Cohen Associates, LTD
October 4, 2010
Closing Letter: DCM Services LLC
October 4, 2010
Press Release: Per Congress, FTC Rescinds Regulations on Smokeless Tobacco, Authority to Move to HHS
In the wake of legislation passed by Congress last year, the Federal Trade Commission will rescind its regulations governing the format and display of health warnings on smokeless tobacco packages and advertising. The FTC was given the authority to issue these regulations under the Comprehensive...
Press Release: FTC Proposes Rule to Ban Deceptive Mortgage Ads
The Federal Trade Commission moved to further strengthen its longstanding enforcement program aimed at preventing deceptive mortgage advertising, proposing a rule that would ban misrepresentations for all mortgages and would allow the FTC and the states to seek civil penalties against those who...
Case: ChoicePoint Inc.