FTC touts “historic” year in 2016 highlights

In late March, the FTC released the agency’s 2016 Annual Highlights, which the FTC says include some of the Commission’s “biggest successes” to date. 

FTC v. D-Link: A warning shot to the IoT industry

Earlier this month, the FTC filed a complaint against Taiwan-based computer networking manufacturer D-Link Corp. and its United States subsidiary, D-Link Systems, Inc. 

DeVry University becomes latest for-profit university victim

The FTC announced late last week that it had reached a $100 million settlement with for-profit giant DeVry University over charges that DeVry misled prospective students.

Homeopathic drugs held to same standards by the FTC

In late September 2015, the FTC hosted a one-day public workshop, titled “Homeopathic Medicine & Advertising.”  The workshop explored advertising for over-the-counter (“OTC”) homeopathic drugs.  The workshop included several panel discussions.  The topics explored by the panel discussions touched on issues such as the current state of the homeopathic market, advertising for homeopathic products, consumer […]

11th Cir. issues stay of FTC order in LabMD fight

In the latest twist in the FTC v. LabMD matter, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a stay of the FTC’s final order pending appeal.  As previously reported by FTCLaw.com, the FTC in late July issued an Opinion and Final Order reversing an ALJ’s initial decision to dismiss Commission’s case against LabMD.  The […]

FTC and DOJ issue antitrust guidance to HR pros

In late October, the FTC and Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued guidance for human resources (“HR”) professionals regarding the applicability of antitrust law to hiring and compensation decisions.  According to the FTC, “HR professionals are often in the best position to ensure their companies’ hiring practices comply with the law and this guidance will help […]

Suffer a data breach? FTC issues response guidance

Chances are if your company has suffered a data breach you are probably wondering how to effectively respond and whether that breach may mean litigation.  In light of those concerns, the FTC recently released written guidance to businesses on how to respond to a data breach.  The FTC has said that its written guidance, as […]

FTC takes checkered flag in $1.2B payday loan case

The FTC recently obtained a record $1.2B judgment against former racecar driver Scott Tucker and others over an alleged deceptive payday loan scheme that charged consumers undisclosed and inflated fees.  Even still, questions still linger over how the FTC will go about collecting that judgment, including claims by the defendants that the FTC is not […]

FTC hosts consumer disclosures workshop

In mid-September, the FTC hosted a workshop over consumer disclosures.  The workshop, “Putting Disclosures to the Test,” was “aimed at encouraging and improving the evaluation and testing of consumer disclosures by industry, academics, and the FTC,” the FTC said in a May 2016 press release announcing the workshop.  The FTC has said that “[e]ffective disclosures […]

LeadClick liable for deceptive content it did not create

In a recent a case before the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the second circuit was faced with the issue of whether online advertiser, LeadClick Media, LLC, is liable under the FTC Act for deceptive content it did not create.  Ultimately, the second circuit concluded that online advertisers like LeadClick could be held liable […]