• 12.07.12

    Judge Approves $22.5M Google Settlement

    Just around the recent Thanksgiving holiday, a federal district court granted final approval of the record-setting $22.5 million settlement between the Federal Trade Commission and Google, which had been accused of violating the terms of a previous consent order with the agency.

  • 11.29.12

    Could Papa John’s be Liable for $250 Million in a Spam Text Suit?

    According to class action counsel, Papa John’s could be civilly liable for more than $250 million in damages, as a result of a recent decision by a Washington federal court judge to certify a class of consumers in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act suit. 

  • 11.21.12

    FTC, CFPB Target Mortgage Ads

    Working with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Trade Commission announced a collaborative effort targeting deceptive and misleading mortgage advertisements.

  • 11.16.12

    FTC Takes Action Against Robocalls

    In a joint enforcement effort with state officials in Arizona, Arkansas, and Florida, the Federal Trade Commission announced actions against five robocall companies based in those states.

  • 11.09.12

    Face It, Says FTC, You Need to Handle Facial Recognition Technology Responsibly

    The Federal Trade Commission released “Facing Facts: Best Practices for Common Uses of Facial Recognition Technologies,” a staff report that the agency hopes will provide guidance to the increasing number of companies using such technology.

  • 10.24.12

    Ben & Jerry’s and Campbell Soup Co. Face “All Natural” Suits

    Claims of “natural” products continue to prompt litigation, with two new consumer class actions recently filed.

  • 10.17.12

    FTC Targets “Tech Support” Scams

    Announcing a “major, international crackdown” on tech support scams, the Federal Trade Commission filed suit against six defendants who tricked consumers into purchasing fixes for viruses or malware.

  • 10.12.12

    “Faster,” “Stronger” Toothpaste Claims Must Be Discontinued, NARB Rules

    Affirming a decision by the National Advertising Division, the National Advertising Review Board recommended that Colgate discontinue “stronger” and “faster” relief claims for its Sensitive Pro-Relief toothpaste.

  • 10.04.12

    New Bill Would Set Mobile Privacy Standards

    Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) has introduced the Mobile Device Privacy Act, which would require wireless phone manufacturers, carriers, and app developers to provide information to consumers about monitoring software that may be present on their devices.

  • 10.02.12

    SPECIAL FOCUS: FTC Releases Highly Anticipated Revised Green Guides

    The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued yesterday the final version of its revised Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims ("Green Guides" or "Guides"). 



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