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Rule Summary: Test Procedures and Labeling Standards for Recycled Oil
The Rule, which is mandated by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, prescribes testing procedures and labeling standards for recycled oil.
Rule Summary: Business Opportunity Rule
Rule Summary: Rules and Regulations Under the Hobby Protection Act
The Hobby Protection Act, passed by Congress in 1973, covers imitation political items (e.g., buttons, posters, stickers, etc.), as well as imitation numismatic items (e.g., various coins, tokens, paper money, commemorative medals) that are required to be marked with certain identifying information...
Case: Zipatone, Inc.
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 114, Page 376
Case: Mobil Oil Corporation
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 116, Page 113
The Safeguards Rule requires financial institutions under FTC jurisdiction to have measures in place to keep customer information secure. In addition to developing their own safeguards, companies covered by the Rule are responsible for taking steps to ensure that their affiliates and service...
Rule Summary: Used Car Rule
The Used Car Rule, formally known as the Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule, has been in effect since 1985. It requires car dealers to display a window sticker, known as a Buyers Guide, on the used cars they offer for sale. The Buyers Guide discloses whether the dealer offers a warranty and,...
Rule Summary: Eyeglass Rule
Advisory Opinion: Section 604(a)(3)(A): Credit transaction
Rule Summary: Guides Against Deceptive Pricing
Rule Summary: The Fair Credit Reporting Act: Affiliate Marketing
Rule Summary: Contact Lens Rule
The Contact Lens Rule contains two key requirements. The first requirement is that contact lens prescribers (i.e., optometrists and ophthalmologists) must provide patients with a copy of their contact lens prescriptions at the completion of a contact lens fitting. The second requirement is that a...
Rule Summary: Holder in Due Course Rule
The Preservation of Consumers’ Claims and Defenses [Holder in Due Course Rule], formally known as the "Trade Regulation Rule Concerning Preservation of Consumers' Claims and Defenses," protects consumers when merchants sell a consumer's credit contracts to other lenders. Specifically, it preserves...
Rule Summary: Picture Tube Rule
Case: PerfectData Corporation
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 116, Page 769
Rule Summary: Fur Rules
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 115 , Page 339
Rule Summary: Textile Fiber Rule
The Textile Fiber Rule requires that certain textiles sold in the United States carry labels disclosing the generic names and percentages by weight of the constituent fibers in the product, the manufacturer or marketer name, and the country where the product was processed or manufactured.
Rule Summary: Telemarketing Sales Rule
Rule Summary: Guides For the Advertising of Warranties and Guarantees
Rule Summary: Fair Packaging and Labeling Act
The Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA or Act), enacted in 1967, directs the Federal Trade Commission and the Food and Drug Administration to issue regulations requiring that all "consumer commodities" be labeled to disclose net contents, identity of commodity, and name and place of business of...
Rule Summary: Free Credit Report Rule
Rule Summary: The Fair Credit Reporting Act: Disposal Rule
Rule Summary: The Fair Credit Reporting Act: Address Discrepancy Rule
The Leather Guides address misrepresentations about the composition and characteristics of certain leather and imitation leather products, and state that disclosure of non-leather content should be made for material that appears to be, but is not, leather.
Rule Summary: Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims ("Environmental Guides" or "Green Guides")
The Green Guides were issued to help marketers ensure that the claims they are making are true and substantiated. The guidance they provide includes: general principles that apply to all environmental marketing claims; how consumers are likely to interpret particular claims and how marketers can...
Rule Summary: Rule Concerning Cooling-Off Period for Sales Made at Homes or at Certain Other Locations
The Cooling Off Rule provides that it is unfair and deceptive for sellers engaged in “door-to-door” sales valued at more than $25 to fail to provide consumers with disclosures regarding their right to cancel the sales contract within three business days of the transaction.
Case: Vons Companies, Inc.
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 113, Page 779
Rule Summary: Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting
Case: G.C. Thorsen, Inc.
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 116 , Page 1179