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OTA & Travel Distribution Update - July 21st, 2017

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Integration of Short-Term Rentals Continues [METASEARCH / SHORT-TERM RENTALS] - ("Google Is Testing Vacation Rental Search in Its Hotel Price-Comparison Tool," Skift Travel News, July 20, 2017) - In what was an...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - July 7th, 2017

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

CMA Seeks to Educate UK Hoteliers [PARITY] - ("Competition watchdog urges hotels to take advantage of demise of price parity," The Caterer - Latest Hospitality News, July 5, 2017) - If you recall, one of the key...more

Advertising Law - May 2016 #4

NAD Vacuums Up Preference Claims - In a challenge brought by a competing vacuum manufacturer, the National Advertising Division recommended that SharkNinja discontinue a claim that "Americans now choose Shark 2-to-1 over...more

FTC Targeting Deceptive Advertising of Mortgage Lead Generators

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) recent complaint against Intermundo Media, LLC (Intermundo) alleging deceptive marketing tactics under the FTC Act and Mortgage Acts and Practices – Advertising Rule (MAP Rule)...more

“Operation Mis-Modification” Targets Foreclosure Relief Companies

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB continues to ramp up its enforcement actions and its collaboration with state AG offices as part of the new “Operation Mis-Modification.” The CFPB, the FTC and fifteen states announced a series of lawsuits...more

FTC Settles First Mortgage Advertising Rule Enforcement Action

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Federal Trade Commission recently announced a settlement of its first enforcement action under its Mortgage Acts and Practices - Advertising Final Rule (MAPR)....more

'Do Not Call' Violations Lead to $7.5 Million Civil Penalty

On Thursday, June 27, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced that Mortgage Investors Corporation of Ohio, Inc. (“Mortgage Investors”) will pay a $7.5 million civil penalty for alleged violations of the...more

Eleventh Circuit Holds that Net Revenue, Not Profits, Should Determine Damages in FTC Deceptive Marketing Case

The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently affirmed a judgment against three individual defendants finding that the district court correctly used net revenue to calculate damages. Defendant-appellants were...more

CFPB and FTC announce joint action against mortgage advertisers

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB and FTC announced that they have sent warning letters to mortgage advertisers urging them to review their marketing materials to ensure that they comply with the Mortgage Acts and Practices-Advertising Rule...more

CFPB, FTC Announce Crackdown on Deceptive Mortgage Advertising

by Ifrah PLLC on

On November 19, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that they have launched a new coordinated effort to protect consumers, focusing on mortgage advertisements that they...more

FTC Obtains Injunction, Asset Freeze on Alleged Mortgage Scam

by Ifrah PLLC on

The Federal Trade Commission has obtained an order from the federal court for the Central District of California for a preliminary injunction and asset freeze against all the defendants in an alleged mortgage modification...more

FTC Takes Action on Fraudulent Mortgage Relief Companies

Every cent counts these days. And it is no wonder that scam programs are on the rise, including many socalled mortgage relief companies that promise to reduce your mortgage but deliver nothing. Of late the FTC has taken...more

FTC’s Mortgage Acts and Practices Advertising Rule May Not Help Consumers

by Ifrah PLLC on

The FTC recently issued the Mortgage Acts and Practices – Advertising Final Rule. This rule is the FTC’s response to a congressional directive to address unfair or deceptive acts in the mortgage loan industry. Briefly, the...more

Facing Foreclosure? Warning: Read This Important Message From the Federal Trade Commission

by Fonfrias Law Group LLC. on

Scammers are targeting homeowners having trouble paying their mortgages! Some scammers claim to be able to "rescue" homeowners from foreclosures, while others promise loan modifications for a fee. The Federal Trade...more

Antitrust Advisory: Failure to Prove Relevant Market Ends Tenants' Challenge to AT&T Exclusive MDU Agreements

by Mintz Levin on

On February 22, 2010, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a proposed antitrust class action against a telecommunications company for its alleged illegal restraint on trade and attempt to...more

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