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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.
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.”
The FTC issued warning letters to 28 companies that allegedly advertised participation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperative Cross-Border Privacy Rules system (“APEC CBPRs”), but had not received the requisite certification.
On July 13, the FTC filed a proposed settlement agreement in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida between a group of lead generators and the FTC and the Office of the Florida Attorney General.
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.
There has been an uptick in congressional inquiries regarding privacy concerns in the IoT space.
The FTC has adjusted its per violation penalties, in some cases by substantial amounts.
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.
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.