The United States Federal Trade Commission is an independent federal agency established in 1914 by the Federal Trade Commission Act. The agency is charged with protecting consumers from misleading, fraudulent... more +
The United States Federal Trade Commission is an independent federal agency established in 1914 by the Federal Trade Commission Act. The agency is charged with protecting consumers from misleading, fraudulent or deceptive marketing claims, as well as regulating unfair business practices that undermine the competitive marketplace.
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The saga of POM Wonderful, and the ongoing fight over its advertising, is a topic we have covered quite a bit on this blog. While the consumer class action involving POM was recently dismissed, a recent decision by the...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) recently published a guide, Marketing your Mobile App: Get it Right From the Start, to help mobile app developers understand FTC advertising and privacy rules. ...more
POM Wonderful LLC recently received a setback in its longstanding dispute with the Federal Trade Commission. On Sept. 30, 2012, U.S. District Judge Richard Roberts in the District of Columbia dismissed the juice maker’s...more
The Federal Trade Commission recently announced a settlement with Jason Pharmaceuticals regarding its use of consumer testimonials and health benefits claims. Any company that relies on testimonials in its advertising, even a...more
The FTC requires that healthcare advertisements be substantiated with “competent and reliable scientific evidence.” What constitutes such evidence, however, is hotly debated. Not surprisingly, the FTC’s position is that...more
Rexall Sundown produced and sold Cellasene, a product advertised as a "clinically researched formula" which eliminated cellulite without changes to diet or exercise. The recommended eight-week course of Cellasene sold for...more
Met-RX sold nutritional supplements, including a line of androgen supplements under the brand name "Substrate Solutions." The products were advertised to increase strength and muscle mass, and to be safe, produce no or...more
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
The FTC alleged that NU Skin had violated a previous consent decree with the Commission. The company had previously agreed to cease claiming that their nutritional supplements were effective in the absence of reliable and...more
Nature's Bounty agreed to stop manufacturing products and selling them with names that implied the product treated the common symptoms unless Nature's Bounty had competent and reliable scientific evidence to substantiate...more
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