FTC Acts Against Warner Brothers’ YouTube Promotion Campaign: Disclosure of Affiliation Below the “Fold” is Not Enough

Last week, the FTC announced an agreement containing a consent order, subject to final approval, resolving its claims against Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc. (“Warner Bros.”) for the company’s misleading use of social media influencers to promote one of its video games in violation of Section 5(a) of the Federal Trade Commission Act.

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FTC Consent Order with Two Ohio Auto Dealers Resolves Misleading Advertising Claims

FTC Consent Order with Two Ohio Auto Dealers Resolves Misleading Advertising Claims

On July 14, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it had entered into a final consent order with Ohio auto dealers Progressive Chevrolet Company and Progressive Motors Inc. (collectively, the “Progressive Dealers”), which the FTC had “charged with deceiving consumers by using advertising that touted low monthly car lease payments and down payments but failed to disclose other key terms of the offers.”

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FTC Battles Hospital Mergers: What to Watch for in This Summer’s High-Profile Appeals

FTC Battles Hospital Mergers: What to Watch for in This Summer’s High-Profile Appeals

In a town that is no stranger to landmark hospital merger cases, last month a Chicago federal judge denied the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) motion for a preliminary injunction to temporarily block a merger between 13-hospital Advocate Health Care and four-hospital NorthShore University HealthSystem, both located in the city’s northern suburbs. Judge Jorge Alonso’s much-awaited, but ultimately simple, to-the-point decision, finding that the FTC had not carried its burden of defining a relevant geographic market, is currently on appeal to the Seventh Circuit.

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Practice Fusion Settles with FTC for Deceptive Practices in Posting Consumer-Generated PHI

By | Health Law Update | July 8, 2016
Practice Fusion Settles with FTC for Deceptive Practices in Posting Consumer-Generated PHI

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and cloud-based electronic health record company Practice Fusion, Inc. (Practice Fusion), recently agreed to a proposed settlement to resolve allegations that the company engaged in deceptive practices in soliciting and handling consumer-generated health information over a 12-month period.

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FTC Stands Down in Latest Head-to-Head Battle Between Federal and State Oversight of Healthcare Collaborations

FTC Stands Down in Latest Head-to-Head Battle Between Federal and State Oversight of Healthcare Collaborations

In what will undoubtedly be seen by all interested parties as a significant setback in the Federal Trade Commission’s active opposition to potentially anticompetitive healthcare collaborations, the FTC voted unanimously on Wednesday to dismiss its challenge to Cabell Huntington Hospital’s acquisition of St. Mary’s Medical Center – two hospitals serving patients in the Huntington area of West Virginia. 

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