FTC obtains first Telemarketing Sales Rule verdict

On May 25, 2016, the FTC obtained its first-ever jury verdict to enforce the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) and its Do Not Call (DNC) Registry.  By its verdict, the jury found that three Utah-based firms and their owner engaged in deceptive and unlawful telemarketing campaigns pitching movies, including making more than 117 million illegal calls […]

Consumer complaints “manipulated” Lifewatch says in preliminary injunction battle with FTC

Lifewatch, Inc. has alleged that the FTC “manipulated” consumer complaints in order to attribute alleged violations of the Telemarketing Sales Rule (“TSR”) to the New-York based medical alert systems company as part of its preliminary injunction battle with the FTC.  As part of that fight, Lifewatch has sought to strike some 17,000 consumer complaints from […]