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2013-02-20 23:04:43

Scores of Skechers Lawsuits Pending in Kentucky Federal Court Allege Skechers Toning Shoes Caused Wearers to Suffer Serious Injuries, Including Broken Feet and Ankles, Leg and Hip Fractures, Tendon and Ligament Damage, Head Injuries, and Spinal Cord Damage. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) February 20, 2013 Skechers lawsuits continue to rise, despite a $40 million settlement(1) reached with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last year, according to the experienced personal injury law firm of...

2013-02-20 12:27:03

Letter to Treasury Secretary-Designate Jack Lew Cites Recent Federal Trade Commission Order as Setting the Stage for Final Action WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than thirty years after first urging the federal government to require meaningful labeling on alcoholic beverages, a coalition of consumer advocacy and public interest groups is appealing to incoming Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to make 2013 the year in which the Treasury Department issues final rules...

2013-02-13 12:28:58

CONWAY, Ark., Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today PrivacyStar, makers of smartphone applications that enable users to take control of their mobile phones, is announcing the availability of a free SMS spam complaint filing feature for Android smartphones. With an all-new polished and functional interface, the application now offers for the first time the ability for users to easily file text message spam complaints directly to the Federal Trade Commission from their mobile phones. To begin...

2013-02-12 12:26:01

WESTBROOK, Maine, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ, IDXX) announced today that the Commissioners of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission ("FTC" or "Commission") have granted final approval of the consent agreement previously reached between the Company and the staff of the FTC Bureau of Competition. The Commission had preliminarily approved the consent agreement in December 2012 and placed the agreement and a proposed draft complaint on public record for comment....

2013-02-04 16:24:08

COLUMBIA, Md., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arbitron Inc. (NYSE: ARB) today announced that, following informal discussions with the staff at the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC"), Arbitron and Nielsen Holdings, N.V. have agreed to voluntarily provide the FTC with additional time in which to review the proposed merger of TNC Sub I Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nielsen, with and into Arbitron. Nielsen, as the acquiring party, will withdraw and refile its pre-merger notification...

2013-02-01 12:25:33

Recommendations Would Help Build Trust in the Mobile Marketplace, Agency Says WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's chief privacy agency, issued a staff report recommending ways that key players in the rapidly expanding mobile marketplace can better inform consumers about their data practices. The report makes recommendations for critical players in the mobile marketplace: mobile platforms (operating system providers, such as...

2013-02-01 12:21:59

Company also Will Pay $800,000 for Allegedly Collecting Kids' Personal Information without their Parents' Consent WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The operator of the Path social networking app has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived users by collecting personal information from their mobile device address books without their knowledge and consent. The settlement requires Path, Inc. to establish a comprehensive privacy program and to...

2013-02-01 08:30:46

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog Friday outlined three priorities focused on consumer privacy that must be emphasized by the next chair of the Federal Trade Commission as Jon Leibowitz stepped down from the agency after four years on the job. "Jon Leibowitz made the FTC relevant to consumers during his tenure, though he fell far short on antitrust protection and relied on self-regulation too much," said John M. Simpson, director of the public interest...

2013-01-30 08:36:43

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog Wednesday called on the Federal Trade Commission to ask Congress to pass Do Not Track legislation because "the self-regulatory effort to design Do Not Track is virtually dead in the water." In a letter to FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz, John M. Simpson, the nonpartisan nonprofit public interest group's Privacy Project Director wrote: "Almost a year ago with great fanfare in the media you said a Do Not Track mechanism would...

2013-01-29 20:20:56

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the Jan. 28 announcement that an enforcement action against Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing (FHTM) is being initiated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and several attorneys general for allegedly operating a pyramid scheme, the Direct Selling Association (DSA) has received numerous inquiries regarding whether FHTM is a member of the Association. "FHTM is not a member of DSA," confirmed President Joe Mariano. Additionally, he stated that "the...