The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) will refund over $973,000 to consumers who were enrolled in continuity plans with NutraClick, LLC (“NutraClick”). The settlement fund comes from $1.04 million that NutraClick agreed to pay to settle a lawsuit brought by the FTC. In the lawsuit, the FTC alleged that NutraClick violated federal law by misleading consumers about their negative option plans. Approximately 70,000 consumers complained that they were unfairly billed anywhere from $29.99 to $79.99 every month following a trial period. Failure to clearly disclose to consumers that they would be automatically billed if they did not cancel within a trial
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As readers of this blog know, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) was originally passed into law in 1991. At the time, cell phones were rare and text messaging did not yet exist. With the widespread use of cell phones and the ability to send text messages, the number of
The marketing industry continues to generate interest in various brands, products, and services by offering unique and engaging sweepstakes promotions. Companies design contests to reach all kinds of consumers, including music aficionados. Take the new Dire Straits sweepstakes: the band is giving away multiple copies of its soon-to-be released digitally
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