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Rule Summary: Franchise Rule
The Franchise Rule gives prospective purchasers of franchises the material information they need in order to weigh the risks and benefits of such an investment. The Rule requires franchisors to provide all potential franchisees with a disclosure document containing 23 specific items of information...
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: Fair Credit Billing Act
Rule Summary: Furnisher Rule
Case: Texwipe Company
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 116, Page 1169
Rule Summary: Credit Practices
Rule Summary: Guides for the Nursery Industry (“Nursery Guides”)
The Nursery Guides address numerous sales practices for outdoor plants, including deceptive claims as to quantity, size, grade, kind, species, age, maturity, condition, vigor, hardiness, growth ability, price, and origin or place where grown.
Case: DeMert & Dougherty, Inc.
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 116 , Page 841
Advisory Opinion: Section 603(d)(2): Definition of "consumer report" (exclusions)
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...
Advisory Opinion: Section 607(e): Procurement of reports for resale
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.
Rule Summary: Health Breach Notification Rule
The Rule requires vendors of personal health records and related entities to notify consumers following a breach involving unsecured information. In addition, if a service provider to one of these entities has a breach, it must notify the entity, which in turn must notify consumers. The Final Rule...