• 09.17.19

    TINA Not Playing Around With YouTube Kidfluencer

    A popular YouTube channel for kids is the subject of a new complaint filed by Truth in Advertising (TINA) with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  

  • 09.17.19

    New Decision Raises Questions About FTC’s Restitution Power

    A recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit could have a significant impact on the efforts of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to obtain restitution.

  • 09.17.19

    NARB, FTC Consider National Origin Claims

    With national origin claims on the enforcement radar of both the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the FTC announced a public workshop later this month to consider claims such as “Made in USA.”

  • 09.17.19

    Compliance Tips From the Largest COPPA Settlement Ever

    In a record-setting deal with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the New York State Office of the Attorney General, YouTube agreed to pay a total of $170 million to settle charges of violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) as well as the FTC Act.

  • 09.11.19

    FTC Warns Companies on CBD-Infused Product Health Claims

    The Federal Trade Commission warned three companies on Sept. 10 that they could not legally advertise that their CBD-infused products can “prevent, treat, or cure a human disease without competent and reliable scientific evidence to support such claims.”  

  • 09.10.19

    False Sale Prices Result in Real $6M Settlement

    General Nutrition Centers (GNC) agreed to pay $6 million to settle a class action accusing the national retailer of promoting “phantom markdowns” on its website.

  • 09.10.19

    Court Isn’t Sweet on Honey False Ad Suit

    A Massachusetts federal court threw out a lawsuit against Honey Bunches of Oats brought by consumers who claimed that the product packaging and marketing misled them about the cereal’s honey content.

  • 09.10.19

    Challenge to ‘Natural’ Eyelash Products Reaches $3.25M Deal

    A cosmetics company can close its eyes on a lawsuit over the marketing of its eyelash products after reaching a $3.25 million deal in a putative class action.  

  • 08.27.19

    FTC Unrolls Settlement Over Privacy Violations

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reached a deal with email management company Unroll.Me Inc. after the agency alleged that the company tricked consumers about how their personal emails were accessed and used.

  • 08.27.19

    Help the FTC Help Consumers, Op-Ed Urges

    Congress needs to step up and provide both the resources and legal authority for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to effectively enforce the privacy rights of consumers in the United States, former director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection Jessica Rich wrote in an editorial.