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2013-11-01 23:00:42

The Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit in Arizona federal court against the marketer of HCG Platinum weight-loss products, alleging that the company makes false claims in its advertising, with which it seeks to convince consumers that they can rapidly lose large amounts of weight. Parker Waichman LLP is evaluating cases on behalf of individuals who purchased HCG Platinum Products. New York, New York (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to...

FTC Rules Against Aaron's Franchise In Webcam Spying Case
2013-10-25 15:07:22

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In 2011 a Wyoming couple sued rent-to-own chain Aaron's Inc. for installing software on their rental computers which was used to take pictures, spy on their email, and even log keystrokes. Now, the Atlanta-based company has agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) which includes agreeing to never use the software without customer consent. Before the settlement was reached, it was alleged that Aaron’s knew the...

2013-10-02 23:27:52

For the first time in seventeen years, the Federal government has shut down, subsequently ending all access to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) main site and the Do Not Call List. Scambook, the Internet’s leading consumer advocacy platform, is alerting consumers about this so they can prepare themselves. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 For the first time in seventeen years, the Federal government has shut down, subsequently ending all access to the Federal Trade Commission...

2013-10-02 23:04:43

On June 17, the Supreme Court ruled that pay-to-delay settlements in Hatch-Waxman cases (FTC v. Actavis, 570 U.S. 756) are subject to antitrust scrutiny. It’s a green light for Federal Trade Commission enforcement. Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 Pay-to-Delay Settlements in the Wake of Activis: Current, Former FTC Officials Offer Answers **FDAnews Virtual Conference** Oct. 15, 2013 — 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT http://www.fdanews.com/PayDelay As many as 40 deals done in...

2013-09-25 23:36:53

Scambook, the Internet’s leading consumer advocacy platform, would like to alert the public that the Federal Trade Commission recently shut down two companies that auto-dialed consumers with a recorded message that targeted victims telling them they were approved for credit card rate reduction services. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Scambook, the Internet’s leading consumer advocacy platform, would like to alert the public that the Federal Trade Commission recently shut...

FTC Cracks Down SMS Spamming
2013-09-18 09:12:45

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In March the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said it was “Game Over” for big time SMS spammers. Several months later they’ve settled charges with one group responsible for sending millions of spammy text messages. Rentbro, a Florida-based company, agreed to turn over what remaining assets it had left as well as pay back an additional $377,321 that the company collected while it was in operation. While in business, Rentbro sent...


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