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May 2022 Public Commission Meeting - Meet Commissioner Bedoya, Plus Blasts from the Past, Endorsements and an FTC Legend

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In February 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it was going to reexamine the Endorsements and Testimonial Guides (Guides) and sought comment on whether and how the Guides should be changed, including...more

Hogan Lovells

FTC and DOJ Hear from Public on Effects of Mergers in Agriculture, Health Care, Media and Technology Sectors

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) recently concluded a series of public virtual listening forums to hear testimony from individuals who have “experienced firsthand the effects of mergers and...more

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What’s Next for Privacy at the FTC Following the Confirmation of Alvaro Bedoya

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Alvaro Bedoya was sworn in as a commissioner of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on May 16, 2022. Bedoya is well known in privacy circles. He founded the Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law School, where...more

Cozen O'Connor

FTC Settles with Lions Not Sheep over Mislabeling Allegations

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The FTC has reached a settlement with Utah-based apparel company Lions Not Sheep, LLC and its owner to resolve allegations that the company mislabeled garments as “Made in the USA” when, in fact, they were manufactured in...more

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

FTC Goes on Penalty Offense, Warns of Hefty Fines for Deceptive Advertising - Kattison Avenue | Issue 8

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is ramping up enforcement of deceptive advertising with formal notices to new industries, to companies using influencers and by harking back to notices it released more than 50 years ago....more

Epstein Becker & Green

FTC Has Full Slate of Commissioners

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Last week, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Alvaro Bedoya to fill the open fifth Commissioner seat on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The confirmation fills the vacancy left when Rohit Chopra resigned in...more

Holland & Knight LLP

DOJ, FTC Conclude Listening Forums with Technology Industry in the Crosshairs

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) held the final installment of their "listening tour" on May 12, 2022, focused on the firsthand effects of mergers and...more

Hogan Lovells

Restrictions on Lawyer Ads Involving Drugs and Medical Devices Are Not Unconstitutional, Says Federal Court

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The Fourth Circuit has found that a West Virginia state law restricting how attorneys can solicit clients in pharmaceutical and medical device cases does not violate the First Amendment. At the end of April, a three-judge...more

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Medtronic acquires Intersect ENT, sells Fiagon to Hemostasis LLC as required by FTC

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On May 13, 2022, Medtronic, Inc. announced that it completed the acquisition of Intersect ENT, Inc. The transaction was only able to gain approval of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) upon the agreement that Medtronic sell...more

BakerHostetler

And Then There Were Five - Commissioner Bedoya Has Arrived

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When a new commissioner arrives at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission), there are some changes to expect as that new person gets up to speed and learns how different it is to be at the FTC versus watching what...more

Cooley LLP

FTC Commissioners Ponder Future of Section 13(b) and Alternative Enforcement Mechanisms

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Nearly a year after the Supreme Court stripped the FTC of its ability to obtain equitable monetary relief under Section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTCA) in AMG Capital Management LLC v. FTC, the Commission...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

‘Move fast and break things’ is a bad idea for health tech startups

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It may seem counterintuitive, but one of the reasons some entrepreneurs are drawn to healthcare are the regulations. No industry outside of defense is as heavily scrutinized, and for good reason: When you deal with people...more

Hogan Lovells

FDA Cites Five Companies for Illegally Selling Delta-8 THC and CBD Products

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The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued Warning Letters to five companies selling products containing delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8 THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). In addition to the various violations...more

Venable LLP

FTC Approves Administrative Settlement with Payment Processor, Electronic Payment Systems

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Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) moved to dismiss its long-running enforcement action against Electronic Payment Solutions (EPS) pending in the District of Arizona after the Commission voted 4-0 to approve a...more

Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP

U.S. Department of State Conducts Fiscal Year 2023 Diversity Lottery Selection and Applicants Must Verify Selection

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced on May 7, 2022, that it had selected this year’s Diversity Lottery (DV 2023) applicants. Since the DOS does not notify winners, entrants who submitted within the mandatory time...more

Troutman Pepper

FTC and CFPB Join Forces on Amicus Brief Arguing That FCRA Does Not Distinguish Between Legal and Factual Inaccuracy

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On May 5, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) together filed an amicus brief in an appeal pending before the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Sessa v. Trans...more

Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

FTC Approves Final Order Prohibiting Minimum Appraisal Fees in Louisiana

Recently, the FTC approved a final order settling charges that the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board (LREAB) violated Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act by unreasonably restraining price competition for...more

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

FTC Tames Lions Making “Made in USA” Claims

Lions Not Sheep is a clothing company that, in its own words, allows consumers who wear its clothes to “show people it’s possible to live your life as a LION, not a sheep.” In addition to making people aware of that...more

Wiley Rein LLP

Wiley Consumer Protection Download (May 16, 2022)

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Alvaro Bedoya Sworn in as FTC Commissioner Following Senate Confirmation. On May 16, Alvaro Bedoya was sworn in as FTC Commissioner. The U.S. Senate confirmed Bedoya to the FTC’s open Commissioner on May 11. ...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

No Relief in Sight: CFPB and FTC Continue to Take Action Against Debt Settlement Companies

On April 29, the CFPB filed a proposed order in federal court seeking final judgment against three California-based defendants for engaging in unlawful fee-charging practices and deceptive telemarketing. According to the...more

Fenwick & West LLP

Bedoya Confirmation to FTC Empowers Chair Lina Khan to Pursue Progressive Agenda

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After months of partisan deadlock, this week Georgetown law professor and privacy scholar Alvaro M. Bedoya was confirmed by the Senate to serve as a member of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Bedoya’s confirmation gives...more

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FTC at Full Strength Again

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Our Consumer Protection/FTC Team examines what the Federal Trade Commission may prioritize now that Chair Lina Khan has her Democratic majority in place....more

Mintz - Health Care Viewpoints

FDA Expresses Displeasure with Consumer Products Containing Trendy Cannabis Ingredient Delta-8 THC

On May 4, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the first time issued warning letters related to products containing delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8 THC). FDA has previously sent warning letters to...more

BakerHostetler

AD-ttorneys@law - May 2022

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NAD Won’t Rename Supplement Maker - Innovix Pharma loses on product claims but gets to keep its calling card. Nerding Out - Aside from the intricacies of advertising, advertising law, and the disputes engendered...more

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Kattison Avenue | Issue 8 - Spring 2022

Kattison Avenue examines the latest topics in advertising law affecting today's advertisers, advertising and promotions agencies, technology developers, content producers and entertainment companies. Please see full...more

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