Merger between FTC Advocate and NorthShore Challenged by FTC

In late December 2015, the FTC authorized an action to block a proposed merger between Advocate Health Care Network and NorthShore University HealthSystem; two of the foremost providers of general acute inpatient hospital services in the North Shore area of Chicago, Illinois. Proposed Merger Would Create Largest Hospital System in North Shore Area The FTC’s […]

“Bogus” weight loss claims lead to FTC settlement

In the spring of 2015, the FTC sought and obtained a TRO, preliminary injunction, asset freeze, and appointment of a receiver against Sale Slash LLC, a Glendale, California operation that the FTC alleged used millions of illegal spam emails, along with false weight loss claims and fake, unauthorized endorsements from celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, to […]

Bitcoin mining: FTC continues its win streak (when the court doesn’t hear the other side)

The Federal Trade Commission scored another ‘victory’ in court this week (meaning that the defendant was not given a chance to tell its side of the story to the judge before the court ruled, the FTC’s usual modus operandi).  Butterfly Labs, a seller of Bitcoin mining hardware, is accused by the FTC of providing untimely […]