Last week, the FTC announced that it had settled with a gaming company that falsely claimed to be certified under the US Safe Harbor.
FTC Announces Settlement with Online Gaming Company Falsely Claiming Compliance with the Safe Harbor Framework
No doubt about it: the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is serious about taking action against companies that misrepresent their U.S.-EU Safe Harbor certification status.
On February 3,the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a settlement with GMR Transcription Services following the public exposure of thousands of medical transcript files containing personal medical information.
Last Thursday, four members of Congress sent a letter to the FTC Chairwoman expressing concerns that consumers are being deceived by pricing at outlet stores and asking the FTC to investigate potential violations of Section 5 of the FTC Act and the FTC’s Guides Against Deceptive Pricing.
FTC Announces Settlement with Medical Transcription Provider After Discovery of Patient Transcripts On the Internet
On January 31, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with GMR Transcription Services, Inc. (“GMR”) stemming from allegations that GMR’s failure to provide reasonable security allowed certain patients’ medical transcripts to be exposed to the public on the Internet.
FTC Victory in Idaho Hospital-Physician Acquisition Case Should Be a Wake-Up Call for Future and Past Deals
The ink is still drying on the Idaho federal district court’s order requiring St. Luke’s Health System (“St. Luke’s”) to unwind its acquisition of Saltzer Medical Group (“Saltzer”) – a for-profit, physician-owned, multi-specialty group comprising approximately 44 physicians located in Nampa, Idaho.
A recent settlement over deceptive advertising with the FTC may have advertising agency executives and their attorneys asking the same question as the bystander in the challenged advertisement: “Oh man, no way. Are you kidding?”
On January 7, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission announced “Operation Failed Resolution”, targeting false and deceptive claims made by marketers of weight loss products.