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AJM Packaging Corporation, et al, 59 Fed. Reg. 23718 (May 6 1994)

AJM Packaging Corporation, et alFederal Admin Agencies

by Babener & Associates on

AJM Packaging sold "Nature's Own Green Label" paper plates, and represented that the paper plates and packaging were recyclable and biodegradable. However there were no collection facilities in existence that could deal with...more

Bogdana Corporation Stipulated Final Judgment , File No: 952-3235 (1998)

Bogdana Corporation Stipulated Final Judgment Federal Admin Agencies

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The Consent Order requires Bogdana to cease advertising that its Cholestaway supplement significantly effects cholesterol, fat, or triglycerides, and can result in significant weight loss. It is also prohibited from using the...more

Body Wise International, Inc. (1995), FTC Docket No. C-3617

Body Wise International, Inc. Federal Admin Agencies

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In settling with the FTC, Body Wise agreed not to claim that its products could help users lose weight without changing their diet or exercising. The company agreed to only make such health related claims that are supported...more

In the Matter of Bee-Sweet, Inc. , 119 F.T.C. 57, Docket C-3550 (1995)

In the Matter of Bee-Sweet, Inc.Federal Admin Agencies

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The Consent Agreement with Bee-Sweet prohibits the company from claiming that any of its products containing bee pollen are effective in the cure or mitigation of the ailments claimed in the complaint. The company was also...more

Canadian Marketing, Advertisng & Regulatory Law Update

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A year in review from Heenan Blaikie's national Marketing, Advertising & Regulatory Law practice....more

Pearson v. Dept. of Health and Human Services , 1999 U.S. App. LEXIS 464 (1999)

Is the FDA rule prohibiting the use of disclaimers, and instead outright prohibiting product labeling that is not supported by...D.C.

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The Court of Appeals held that the FDA practice was unconstitutional. The standard employed by the agency was not defined by the agencies rules, making it unclear to applicants what level of scientific agreement was required...more

US v. Home Shopping Network Inc. (1999)

The FTC takes unsubstantiated product claims very seriously. Florida

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Home Shopping Network agreed to pay a 1.1 million dollar fine for violating an earlier consent agreement with the FTC. According to the FTC, Home Shopping made unsubstantiated efficacy claims for products designed to help...more

Chemopharm Laboratories, Inc. d/b/a/ CP Industries

Chemopharm Laboratories, Inc.Utah

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Chemopharm Laboratories marketed "Superior Sno-N-Ice,” an ice-melting product, as "environmentally safe" and "protects the whole environment" and "provides the environmental benefit of Calcium Magnesium Acetate." The FTC...more

Benckiser Consumer Products, Inc., 61 Fed. Reg. 10347 (March 13, 1996)

Benckiser Consumer Products, Inc.Not Applicable

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The FTC alleged that Benckiser Consumer Products falsely represented that they donated a portion of the proceeds from its "EarthRite" cleaning products to environmental nonprofit organizations. Also available at:...more

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