Connecticut AG Tong Doesn’t Want to Hear Claims that Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Are “FDA-Approved”
Connecticut AG William Tong announced that his office has settled with four over-the-counter hearing aid companies over allegations that the companies misleadingly marketed hearing aids as “FDA-approved.”
Washington AG Ferguson Sues Seattle-Based Stem Cell Clinic over False Marketing Claims
Washington AG Robert Ferguson has sued Seattle-based US Stemology, LLC and its owners (collectively, “Stemology”) for allegedly violating Washington’s Consumer Protection Act by deceptively marketing and providing stem cell treatments to patients for a host of serious medical conditions at its facility, the Seattle Stem Cell Center.
New York AG James Pulls the Plug on Deceptive Energy Sales Tactics, Obtains $2.15 Million in Penalties
Following an investigation into numerous consumer complaints of deceptive sales practices, New York AG Letitia James has reached an agreement with energy service company Family Energy, Inc.
Brookdale Senior Living to Pay for Alleged Misrepresentations and Mistreatment of California Patients
California AG Rob Bonta, together with a coalition of California district and city attorneys, announced a settlement with Brookdale Senior Living, Inc.
FTC Settles with CafePress over Data Security Breaches
The FTC has reached a settlement with Residual Pumpkin Entity, LLC and PlanetArt, LLC—the former and current owners of online merchandise platform CafePress (collectively, “CafePress”)—to resolve allegations that CafePress failed to protect consumers’ sensitive information and inadequately responded to a 2019 data breach, in violation of Section 5 of the FTC Act.
FTC Alleges HomeAdvisor Misled Businesses Regarding Leads
The FTC has charged HomeAdvisor, Inc. with violations of Section 5 of the FTC Act for allegedly using deceptive and misleading marketing tactics in selling home improvement project leads and subscription services to home service providers.