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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: Texwipe Company
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 116, Page 1169
Rule Summary: Credit Practices
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: 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: 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...
Rule Summary: Guides Against Bait Advertising
Rule Summary: The Fair Credit Reporting Act: Identity Theft Rules
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.
Case: Zipatone, Inc.
Federal Trade Commission Decisions, Volume 114, Page 376
Rule Summary: The Fair Credit Reporting Act: Risk-Based Pricing Rule