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If a retailer sends you too much stuff...

3 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

... you don't have to return it.To put it simply: you can keep it. According to the Federal Trade Commission, you have a legal right to keep unordered merchandise and consider it a free gift. That’s because federal law prohibits mailing...Show More Summary

Homeopathic Products Must Disclose That There’s No Scientific Evidence They Work

The Federal Trade Commission recently updated its labeling requirements for the alternative treatments.

McAfee Helps FTC, FBI in Case Against ‘Scareware’ Outfit

In October 2009 during the McAfee FOCUS 09 conference, my colleague Dirk Kollberg gave a talk on Innovative Marketing Ukraine (IMU), a subsidiary of Innovative Marketing, Inc., which the U.S. Federal Trade Commission accused of creating...Show More Summary

U.S. Federal Trade Commission: Homeopathic Remedies Can’t Falsely Advertise That They Work

The Federal Trade Commission -- a consumer protection agency -- took a major step this week to weaken the harmful effects of homeopathic remedies, which don't work and are effectively no better than placebos, yet which far too many Americans take in lieu of actual medicine.

Lawmakers Request Federal Investigation Into Insulin Price Hikes

Senator Bernie Sanders along with Representative Elijah Cummings have sent a letter to the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to look into Eli Lilly, Sanofi, and Novo Nordisk for possible price collusion or “anticompetitive behavior”. In the letter, the lawmakers refer to an analysis which shows the dramatic rise of insulin costs […]

WELL, THAT WAS FAST: Google Gets A Seat On The Trump Transition Team: Joshua Wright has been put…

WELL, THAT WAS FAST: Google Gets A Seat On The Trump Transition Team: Joshua Wright has been put in charge of transition efforts at the influential Federal Trade Commission after pulling off the rare revolving-door quadruple-play, moving from Google-supported academic work to government – as an FTC commissioner – back to the Google gravy train […]

Homeopathic Medicines Will Carry Labels Saying They’re Unscientific

The Federal Trade Commission just cracked down on an unusual product that has long enjoyed exemption from regulation: homeopathic drugs. Available everywhere from Whole Foods to CVS, homeopathic products are advertised as an effective way to treat a wide range of conditions. Show More Summary

Law Prof Says FTC Report On Patent Assertion Entities Is 'Totally Flawed'

A new Federal Trade Commission report that looks at patent assertion entities -- someof which are referred to as patent “trolls” because of their penchant for filing lawsuits -- and their business practices is “totally flawed,” says a Virginia law professor who has been studying patent licensing firms for years. Kristen [...]

Judge: Amazon to reimburse customers for in-app buys by kids

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge has laid out rules for how Amazon must reimburse customers whose kids made in-app purchases without permission. The Federal Trade Commission sued the Seattle company in 2014, saying it was too easy for children to spend their parents' money while playing games on mobile devices.

Bernie Sanders requests federal investigation of insulin makers for price collusion

In his latest attack on the pharmaceutical industry, Senator Bernie Sanders has asked the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate three insulin makers for price collusion. Continue reading ? The post Bernie Sanders requests federal investigation of insulin makers for price collusion appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

How Donald Trump Used "The Apprentice" to Promote Questionable Companies

In 2009, the identity theft prevention company LifeLock was in trouble. The Federal Trade Commission and attorneys general in 35 states were investigating allegations that it was engaging in false and deceptive advertising practicesShow More Summary

The app market could be the next target for US antitrust regulators (AAPL, GOOG)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. US Antitrust authorities have written to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) with the intent to start...Show More Summary

The FTC Wants to Help Shut Down Patent Trolls

The Federal Trade Commission released a study of "Patent Assertion Entities" last week, which provides one of the most comprehensive overviews of PAEs, or, as they're popularly known, patent trolls, based on five years of non-public PAE data. The FTC's study confirms what most of us have long known:......

6 Steps for Disputing an Error on Your Credit Report

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

A 2012 study by the Federal Trade Commission found that one in four people found errors on their credit reports that might affect their scores.

Straightforward deference to FTC substantiation rules dooms gray hair treatment

2 months agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Federal Trade Commission v. COORGA Nutraceuticals Corp., --- F.Supp.3d ----, 2016 WL 4472994, No. 15-CV-0072 (D. Wyo. Aug. 15, 2016) The FTC sued COORGA over its claims that its Grey Defence product reversed/prevented gray hair and that there was scientific proof of this. Show More Summary

?FTC to patent trolls: Stop wasting our time - CNET

2 months agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

The US Federal Trade Commission proposes reform to cut down on the frequency of patent-infringement lawsuits.

?FTC to patent trolls: Stop wasting our time - CNET

2 months agoTechnology : CNET: News

The US Federal Trade Commission proposes reform to cut down on the frequency of patent-infringement lawsuits.

Jessica Alba's Honest Company Makes Canceling a Subscription Virtually Impossible, Consumers Allege

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you subscribe to a service online you should be able to cancel that service online, right? Well, according to consumer complaints filed with the Federal Trade Commission, Jessica Alba’s Honest Company not only makes it virtually impossible to cancel subscriptions, the company sometimes signs you up for recurring payments without even telling you. Read more...

U.S. judge says racecar driver, others owe $1.27 bln in payday case

Oct 3 (Reuters) - A federal judge in Nevada said professional racecar driver Scott Tucker and several of his companies owe $1.27 billion to the Federal Trade Commission after systematically deceiving payday lending customers about the cost of their loans.

Judge says race car driver Scott Tucker owes $1.27 billion to the Federal Trade Commission for payday lending scheme

A federal judge in Nevada said professional racecar driver Scott Tucker and several of his companies owe $1.27 billion to the Federal Trade Commission after systematically deceiving payday lending customers about the cost of their loans. In...Show More Summary

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