Finally: A Statute of Limitations on FTC Disgorgement Actions?

On June 5, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Kokesh v. SEC, No. 16-529, holding that disgorgement claims must be commenced within five years of the claims’ accrual because such claims operate as penalties.

Maximum civil penalty amounts rise sharply

Late last week, the FTC announced that it had approved final amendments to Commission Rule 1.98.  Rule 1.98 adjusts the maximum civil penalty for violations of the 16 provisions of the law the FTC enforces.  The final amendments were approved in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 2015.  […]

FTC Makes Power Grab Over “Internet of Things” by Creating OTRI

The FTC has become focused on what is being termed as the “Internet of Things” (IoT). IoT encompasses all smart devices that are connected to the Internet.