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FTC Investigation Results in $774,755 in Consumer Refunds

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has settled an investigation  into the business practices of A.S. Research, LLC (“A.S. Research) for allegedly making false and misleading health claims in connection with its advertising and sale of the supplement Synovia. 13,221 consumers who bought Synovia will receive checks totaling $774,755. The settlement with A.S. Research prohibits the …

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Looking to Supply PPE During the Pandemic? Speak with a PPE Lawyer First

Every day, heartwarming stories are emerging about selfless acts of kindness that have occurred during the Covid-19 pandemic. Among those selfless actors are companies that have pivoted from their usual operations to the new focus of producing personal protective equipment (“PPE”) for healthcare workers, first responders, essential workers, and the public at large. On the …

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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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Match.com’s Alleged Deceptive Marketing Practices Lead to Federal Action Under FTC Act/ROSCA

September 27, 2019 On September 25, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) filed a Complaint against Match Group Inc. (“Match Group”), parent company of Match.com, seeking a permanent injunction and civil penalties.  The FTC’s Complaint alleges that Match.com engaged in the use of deceptive marketing practices “to induce consumers to subscribe to Match.com and keep …

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Self-Regulatory Principles Applicable to Internet-Based Advertisers: Giving Consumers a Choice and, Sometimes, Obtaining Express Consent

October 18, 2018 The Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) is a non-profit organization formed and governed by several leading advertising and marketing trade associations. It has enacted and employs several privacy-related self-regulatory principles (the “DAA Principles”) applicable to digital advertising data collection and use. The DAA Principles cover entities engaged in Internet-based advertising and seek to …

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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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