Latest Lydia Parnes Stories

2009-01-13 11:30:00

- Hires FTC Bureau Chief Lydia Parnes - PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, today announced that Lydia Parnes will join the firm as a new partner in March. The current director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP) at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Parnes is a highly regarded expert in the field of consumer protection, particularly in...

2008-09-19 11:40:00

Five companies were charged with making false and misleading claims for cancer cures, according to the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday. Lydia Parnes, director of the FTC's bureau of consumer protection, said the Food and Drug Administration and Canadian authorities were cooperating to warn consumers about misleading cures."As long as products have been sold there has been somebody out there selling snake oil to consumers," said Parnes."There is no credible scientific evidence that any of...

2006-06-14 17:45:00

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday told lawmakers it supports the video game industry's self-regulation of violent content but said too many U.S. children are still able to buy Mature-rated games in stores. The U.S. video game industry, with revenue rivaling Hollywood box office sales, is at the center of a cultural war over racy and violent content in some titles. Lydia Parnes, director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection, told a House Energy and Commerce...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'