Earlier this year, AmeriFreight, a Georgia-based auto shipment broker, settled with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over charges that the company posted customer reviews on its website while failing to disclose that it had given cash discounts to customers in exchange for the reviews.
In the recent administrative proceeding before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against ECM Biofilms, Inc. (ECM), the FTC’s presiding chief administrative law judge (ALJ) ruled that the plastics additive manufacturer ECM violated the FTC Act by deceptively claiming, and providing others with the means to claim, that plastics treated with ECM’s additives would completely biodegrade in a landfill within 9 months to 5 years and by claiming that tests proved this “green” or environmental marketing claim.
As we previously reported last year, native advertisements represent an increasingly popular and effective means of promotion for marketers that also presents a major challenge for the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), an organization whose primary duty is to protect consumers from false and misleading advertising.
FTC’s Latest Location-Tracking Settlement Reminds Companies to Mind Any Gap Between What They Say and What They Do
On April 23, the FTC accepted an administrative consent order with Nomi Technologies, Inc., which uses mobile device tracking technology to provide analytics services to retailers through its “Listen” service.
I recognize this is a few days late, but the content is still timely. Last month I attended the NAPBS Mid-Year Conference in Washington, DC both as an attendee and speaker.
National Mortgage Servicer Pays CFPB and FTC $63 Million to Settle Claims Over Alleged Servicing Violations
On April 21, 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a joint enforcement action and joint order with a national mortgage servicer.
On April 23, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that retail tracking company Nomi Technologies has agreed to settle FTC charges that it misled consumers.
Michigan Settles With Natural Gas Driller Over Alleged Bid-Rigging
Eleventh Circuit Affirms FTC Finding That Rebate Program Served to Unlawfully Maintain Monopoly Power
The Eleventh Circuit recently affirmed a Federal Trade Commission finding that a manufacturer’s rebate program requiring exclusivity from its distributors was an unlawful maintenance of monopoly power under Section 5 of the FTC Act.
On April 1, 2015, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), which assists with the coordination of federal policy on data sharing objectives and standards, issued its Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap and requested comments.