• 11.01.18

    Senators Seeking Tougher Enforcement on USA Origin Claims

    A trio of senators told the Federal Trade Commission that “Made in the USA” enforcement actions were a disappointment and urged the agency to adopt tougher enforcement measures.

  • 11.01.18

    Not Easy Being Green Chef in ERSP Challenge

    Resolving an anonymous competitor challenge, the Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program (ERSP) recommended that Green Chef, Inc., modify or discontinue certain claims for its meal delivery service.

  • 10.24.18

    Latest State Action: Washington AG Sues Debt Collectors

    Demonstrating heightened enforcement efforts by some state regulators, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed suit against a pair of debt collection companies and their owner, asserting the defendants were operating without a license in violation of state law.

  • 10.22.18

    FAA Approves First Radar-Assisted BVLOS Drone Operations

    On October 16 the FAA issued a first-of-its-kind permit for Avitas Systems, a GE venture specializing in custom inspection systems for the oil, gas, electric power and transportation industries, to operate a large, 55+ pound heli-drone in Loving County, Texas.

  • 09.18.18

    Price Gouging Alert for the Carolinas

    Last week, Hurricane Florence made landfall.

  • 04.19.18

    FTC Details Top Consumer Complaints of 2017

    The Federal Trade Commission’s annual Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book revealed the top consumer complaints for 2017, with debt collection maintaining its title as the most-complained-about topic.

  • 03.29.18

    Zappos Must Face Data Breach Lawsuit, Ninth Circuit Rules

    A class action seeking damages for a 2012 data breach at Zappos.com that impacted 24 million customers will move forward after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a dismissal of certain plaintiffs for lack of standing.

  • 03.15.18

    Privacy, Disclosure Failures Cost Venmo in FTC Deal

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reached a deal with PayPal, Inc., settling charges that the company violated Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act by misleading consumers about the extent to which they could control the privacy of their Venmo transactions.

  • 03.15.18

    FTC Nominees Make Progress

    The confirmation of four new members of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)—including a chairperson—inched closer to reality after the Senate Commerce Committee approved the nominations.

  • 03.09.18

    FTC Addresses Possible Mechanisms to Address Erroneously Blocked Robocalls

    As anyone familiar with the TCPA well knows, not all “robocalls” are treated equal—some are allowed, some are not, some are restricted to varying degrees and some are stopped before the phone even rings (i.e., they are blocked by carriers/call providers).