FTC v. BurnLounge: Amended Final Judgement and Order

FTC v. BurnLounge: Amended Final Judgement and Order


On June 6, 2007, the Plaintiff, Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) filed a Complaint for Injunctive and Other Equitable Relief against BurnLounge, Inc., Juan Alexander Arnold, John Taylor, Rob DeBoer and Scott Elliot pursuant to Section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act (“FTC Act”), 15 U.S.C. § 53(b), alleging that they had engaged in deceptive acts or practices in violation of Section 5(a) of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. § 45(a). A settlement was agreed upon between the Commission and Defendant Scott Elliot, and the Court entered a stipulated final order for permanent injunction and other equitable relief against him (Docket No. 248) on June 16, 2008.

As to the remaining defendants, the matter proceeded to a nine-day bench trial between December 9, 2008 and December 22, 2008. On March 30, 2009, the Court held a hearing to allow the parties to present closing arguments. On July 1, 2011, the Court issued a Statement of Decision (Docket No. 431) finding by a preponderance of evidence that BurnLounge, Inc., Juan Alexander Arnold, John Taylor, and Rob DeBoer had violated Section 5 of the FTC Act, and that permanent injunctive and equitable monetary relief was warranted pursuant to 15 U.S.C. §§ 45 and 53. The Court directed Plaintiff to resubmit an amended proposed order conforming to the Court’s Statement of Decision...

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Published In: Consumer Protection Updates, MLM / Direct Sales Updates, MLM Consulting / Network Marketing Updates

Reference Info:Decision | Federal, 9th Circuit, California | United States


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