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FTC Recovers $30 Million in DNC List Violation Settlement

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently announced the settlement of a lawsuit with the Career Education Corporation (“CEC”).  The operator of post-secondary education institutions was accused of federal Do-Not-Call List (“DNC list”) violations and related telemarketing, lead generation, and advertising wrongdoing.  The underlying allegations, and the settlement and related restitution agreed to, should serve as …

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LendEDU to Settle Alleged FTC Marketing Law Violations

LendEDU to Settle Alleged FTC Marketing Law Violations

In response to an administrative complaint filed by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), Shop Tutors d/b/a LendEDU (“LendEDU”) has agreed to enter into a settlement agreement to address allegations that it violated federal marketing law.  Specifically, the FTC alleged that LendEDU violated Section 5 of the FTC Act by misleading prospective customers into believing that …

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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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FTC Investigation Leads to its First Fake Reviews Settlement

February 28, 2019  A Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) investigation of Cure Encapsulations, Inc. and its owner, Naftula Jacobowitz (the “Defendants”), has ended in a settlement that awaits court approval. In its complaint, the FTC alleges that Defendants made false and unsubstantiated claims concerning the efficacy of garcinia cambogia (the “Product”) as a weight-loss supplement and …

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Office Supply Marketers Settle Deceptive Trade Practices Investigation

September 27, 2017 The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently announced a $7 million settlement with an office supply marketer and its individual owner.  The FTC had filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California in connection with charges of unfair and deceptive trade practices related to the marketing …

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FTC Lawsuit Alleging Deceptive Marketing of “Free” Products and Continuity Plans Settles

September 18, 2017 The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has announced that ten online marketers of cooking and golf-related products have agreed to settle claims alleging violations of the FTC Act and the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act, based on the marketers’ alleged improper use of two types of negative option offers:  (i) continuity plans, where …

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