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FTC consumer reward investigation

Tapjoy Settles FTC Consumer Reward Investigation

On January 7, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced that it had settled its consumer reward investigation into the business practices of Tapjoy, Inc. (“Tapjoy”), a mobile advertising company, over allegations that Tapjoy failed to provide users with promised rewards featured in various mobile games and applications. Under the terms of the proposed settlement, …

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University of Phoenix Settles FTC Deceptive Advertising Law Allegations

December 12th, 2019 On December 10, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced a settlement with the University of Phoenix and its parent company, Apollo Education Group (“AEG”), for $191 million dollars.  This $191 million dollar settlement is the “largest settlement the FTC has ever obtained against a for-profit school.” This settlement is the culmination …

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Business Coaching Scheme Sunk by Deceptive Marketing

September 13, 2018  On January 29, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) filed a complaint against Digital Altitude LLC, et al. (“Digital Altitude”), for misrepresentations regarding potential earnings and the goods and services it provided. Earlier this month, one of the defendants, Sean Brown, agreed to settle with the FTC. On its face, the business …

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California Strengthens its Automatic Renewal Law

July 6, 2018  On July 1, 2018,  California Senate Bill No. 313 (the “Amended Law”) went into effect. The Amended Law revised Section 17602 of California’s Business and Professions code, requiring businesses to adapt to a stricter Automatic Renewal Law (“ARL”). After July 1, 2018, companies offering automatically renewing subscription services to California State customers …

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