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Herbalife Hit with Civil Investigative Demand – Is the FTC Finally Turning up the Heat on Multi-Level Marketers?

For many, the announcement two weeks ago that the Federal Trade Commission has commenced a formal investigation into Herbalife was not terribly interesting. After all, nutritional supplement company Herbalife has been the...more

Introducing the New Multi-Level Marketing Governing Act

Taiwan had approximately 369 multi-level marketing (MLM) companies and a total of 3.09 million MLM participants as of December 31, 2012. Adjusting for people who participate in more than one MLM company, almost 12% of...more

FTC Guidelines on Endorsements and Testimonials - Analysis

This article addresses issues relating to the Federal Trade Commission's recent issuance of new FTC administrative Guidelines pertaining to endorsements and testimonials, relied upon by consumers, in the course of marketing...more

MLM In Cyberspace

Unless you have been living in a cave, you can't have missed experts' predictions that the Internet will be one of the most powerful forces in the 21st Century. Some commentators say that virtually every device and wall...more

META TAGS - MLM Subliminal Marketing

Of course, this is a fictitious occurrence, but this sort of trickery is enabled by the internet every day. This is accomplished by insertion of "meta-tags" at web sites, invisible descriptive terms that are picked up by...more

Direct Sales -An Overview- The Legal Environment

* The legal history of direct selling and the Direct Sales Industry has been characterized by cycles in which the legal climate has vacillated between challenge and support. In 1998 the legal climate is generally...more

MLM LAWS IN 50 STATES

Every state has adopted laws regulating MLM companies. Although much enforcement activity has come from the federal government through the FTC, SEC and U.S. Postal Service, the vast majority of enforcement activity has...more

FTC Guidelines on Endorsements and Testimonials- Regulation of Advertising

I. FTC REGULATION OF ADVERTISING. Under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, the Commission has broad authority to prohibit "unfair or deceptive acts or practices" in interstate commerce. 15 U.S.C. § 45. This is...more

It's Our Name - Live With It

A networking distributor cannot help but being blurry-eyed as he or she reads through the dense language of the policies and procedures and contractual agreements of a network marketing company. Such agreements are a close...more

SEC v. REX VENTURE GROUP, LLC d/b/a ZEEKREWARDS.COM, and PAUL R. BURKS

Full Text of Securities and Exchange Commission's Complaint - Zeek Rewards

The Commission files this emergency action to halt the fraudulent unregistered offer and sale of securities in an unregistered investment contracts constituting securities in a combined Ponzi and Pyramid scheme perpetrated by...more

FTC Updates "Green Guides" to Environmentally Friendly Marketing

Everyone is green these days, or so it seems. Claims that products are environmentally friendly, organic or all-natural are ubiquitous in promotional materials. Indeed, nearly every industry touts the environmental aspects of...more

Wyoming MLM State Law

Wyoming MLM State Law MLMLegal.com has tracked pyramid, consumer protection, endless chain, and MLM distribution statue legislation in each state. The following is applicable legislation in Wyoming State: ...more

Wisconsin State MLM Law

Wisconsin State MLM Law MLMLegal.com has tracked pyramid, consumer protection, endless chain, and MLM distribution statue legislation in each state. The following is applicable legislation in Wisconsin State: ...more

West Virginia State MLM Law

West Virginia State MLM Law MLMLegal.com has tracked pyramid, consumer protection, endless chain, and MLM distribution statue legislation in each state. The following is applicable legislation in West Virginia State: ...more

Washington State MLM Law

Washington State MLM Law MLMLegal.com has tracked pyramid, consumer protection, endless chain, and MLM distribution statue legislation in each state. The following is applicable legislation in Washington State: ...more

Virginia State MLM Law

Virginia State MLM Law MLMLegal.com has tracked pyramid, consumer protection, endless chain, and MLM distribution statue legislation in each state. The following is applicable legislation in Virginia State: ...more

Vermont State MLM Law

Vermont State MLM Law MLMLegal.com has tracked pyramid, consumer protection, endless chain, and MLM distribution statue legislation in each state. The following is applicable legislation in Vermont State: ...more

Utah State MLM Law

Utah State MLM Law MLMLegal.com has tracked pyramid, consumer protection, endless chain, and MLM distribution statue legislation in each state. The following is applicable legislation in Utah State: ...more

Texas State MLM Law

Texas State MLM Law MLMLegal.com has tracked pyramid, consumer protection, endless chain, and MLM distribution statue legislation in each state. The following is applicable legislation in Texas State: ...more

Tennessee State MLM Law

Tennessee State MLM Law MLMLegal.com has tracked pyramid, consumer protection, endless chain, and MLM distribution statue legislation in each state. The following is applicable legislation in Tennessee State: ...more

South Dakota State MLM Law

South Dakota State MLM Law MLMLegal.com has tracked pyramid, consumer protection, endless chain, and MLM distribution statue legislation in each state. The following is applicable legislation in South Dakota State: ...more

South Carolina State MLM Law

South Carolina State MLM Law MLMLegal.com has tracked pyramid, consumer protection, endless chain, and MLM distribution statue legislation in each state. The following is applicable legislation in South Carolina State: ...more

Rhode Island State MLM Law

Rhode Island State MLM Law MLMLegal.com has tracked pyramid, consumer protection, endless chain, and MLM distribution statue legislation in each state. The following is applicable legislation in Rhode Island State: ...more

Puerto Rico State MLM Law

Puerto Rico State MLM Law MLMLegal.com has tracked pyramid, consumer protection, endless chain, and MLM distribution statue legislation in each state. The following is applicable legislation in Puerto Rico State: ...more

Pennsylvania State MLM Law

Pennsylvania State MLM Law MLMLegal.com has tracked pyramid, consumer protection, endless chain, and MLM distribution statue legislation in each state. The following is applicable legislation in Pennsylvania State: ...more

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