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Advisory Opinion: Section 623(a)(1): Duty of furnishers to provide accurate information
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 00-2
Discusses whether the required payment element is satisfied if the franchisee pays no initial up-front franchise fee, but leases the premises and equipment from the restaurant-franchisor, pays a "working capital" deposit, and must permit the withdrawal of funds from a shared franchisor-franchisee "...
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 00-1
Discusses the application of the Franchise Rule to a program offering advertising opportunities involving Internet Web sites.
January 11, 2000
The public forum reviewed the "do-not-call" provision of the FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR). The "do-not-call" provision prohibits sellers or telemarketers from calling persons who have previously stated that they do not wish to be called. This forum was the first in a series of public forums...
Advisory Opinion: Section 605(a)(5): Time limits: Reporting adverse information (general)
Closing Letter: Nuclear Energy Institute
December 15, 1999
Closing Letter: H.J. Heinz Company
December 15, 1999
Advisory Opinion: Section 613: Public record information for employment purposes
Public Event: Funeral Rule Review Workshop
November 18, 1999
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 99-7
Responds to requests for clarification of Advisory 99-6 addressing business consultants' disclosure obigations.
Public Event: Online Profiling Public Workshop
November 8, 1999
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration ("NTIA") of the United States Department of Commerce and the Federal Trade Commission held a public workshop on "online profiling," the practice of aggregating information about consumers' preferences and interests, gathered primarily...
Advisory Opinion: Section 605(a)(1): Time limits: Bankruptcies
November 4, 1999
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) convened a joint public forum to address the advertising and marketing of long-distance services, including dial-around services -- often called "10-10" numbers. The forum provided an opportunity for government,...
The Federal Trade Commission will hold a public workshop on November 18, 1999, to discuss issues relevant to the recently-initiated review of the Funeral Rule. The workshop conference will give the FTC staff and interested parties an opportunity to explore areas of significant controversy or...
Press Release: Marketer of Federally Insured Home Improvement Loans Agrees to Pay Civil Penalty for Violations of Federal Law
Unicor Funding, Inc., a California-based marketer of federally insured home improvement loans ("Title 1" loans), has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $100,000 for allegedly violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The company also has agreed to settle FTC charges that it deceptively...
Advisory Opinion: Section 607(a): Reasonable procedures to comply with §§ 604 and 605
Advisory Opinion: Section 603(e): Definition of "investigative consumer report"
Advisory Opinion: Section 605(b): Time Limits: Exempted cases
Advisory Opinion: Section 603(f): Definition of "consumer reporting agency"
This report responds to a recent request from the Congressional Committees on Appropriations that the FTC examine the effectiveness of the alcohol industry's voluntary guidelines for advertising and marketing to underage audiences. The report provides company-specific information, supplied in...
Advisory Opinion: Graham & James LLP
Advisory Opinion: Section 604(a)(4-5): Child support purposes
Advisory Opinion: Royal-Palm Corporation
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 99-6
Discusses business consultants' obligation to furnish disclosure documents.
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 99-5
Discusses the fractional franchise exemption, in particular: (1) whether the location of the fractional franchise may be disqualifying; (2) whether the exemption is available to a partnership; and (3) whether the exemption is available where the fractional franchisee operates the new line of...
Advisory Opinion: Section 609(c): Summary of rights to be included with disclosure
Advisory Opinion: Section 623(c): Liability of furnishers
Case: Stanley Works
June 8, 1999
The workshop explored various issues that online consumers confront as they buy goods or services from foreign businesses. These issues concern questions of what laws apply to direct, international business-to-consumer transactions, where disputes are heard, and which governments have authority to...
Public Event: Interpretation of Rules and Guides for Electronic Media
May 14, 1999
The conference explored how the Commission's rules and guides apply to electronic media, including the Internet, e-mail and CD-ROMs.
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 99-4
Discusses the meaning of "commercial relationship
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 99-3
Discusses the application of the Franchise Rule to free-standing sandwhich shops.
Advisory Opinion: Opinion 99-2
Discusses whether the sale of a pay telephone business opportunity meets the Rule's "continuing commercial relationship" requirement