Opioid cessation products under attack by FTC & FDA

Together with the FDA, the FTC issued joint warning letters to 11 marketers and producers of allegedly unapproved opioid cessation products.  The letters allege that the companies used online platforms to make unsubstantiated claims about their products’ ability to treat opioid addiction and withdrawal.  Letters were sent to: Opiate Freedom Center (Opiate Freedom 5-Pack) U4Life, […]

HHS website usability guidelines used by FTC to allege misleading marketing practices

Trial began on last week for a deceptive advertising suit against DirecTV in which the FTC’s opening statements asked the Court to award $3.95 in damages to consumers.

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.

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 […]

Substantial injury need not be tangible, FTC says

In the latest installment of the fight between the FTC and medical testing laboratory LabMD, the FTC issued an Opinion and Final Order reversing an Administrative Law Judge’s (“ALJ”) prior initial decision dismissing the FTC’s data security charges.  The FTC’s opinion determined that the ALJ “applied the wrong legal standard for unfairness” as it related […]

Clean diesel ads proving not so clean for VW

For quite some time, Volkswagen (“VW”) advertised its TDI “clean diesel offerings” as, “Like really clean diesel.”  However, we all now know the truth about VW’s ads regarding its clean diesel cars, which is that their ads simply do not stand up to any kind of scrutiny.  And now the FTC has decided to enter […]

You Cannot Impersonate the FTC: Federal Court Shuts Down FTC Credit Solutions

At the FTC’s request, a California federal court has put an end to the actions of a company calling itself “FTC Credit Solutions.”