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FTC Sends Warning Letters to Ten MLMs about COVID-related Product and Earnings Claims

USA - April 30 2020 Last week, the FTC sent Warning Letters to ten multi-level marketing companies alleging that the companies failed to stop their participants from...

States Place New Restrictions on Collection Efforts and Outbound Calls Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

USA - April 3 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have far-reaching effects on businesses and consumers everywhere. While many states are taking broadly consistent...

Alysa Zeltzer Hutnik.

In Wake of COVID-19, FDA Scales Back Food Facility Inspections and Takes Other Steps to Reassure Americans and Protect the Food Supply

USA - March 20 2020 This week, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) made a series of announcements in connection with its efforts to address the outbreak of COVID-19...

Sarah Roller.

Retailers Should Keep Price Gouging Laws in Mind

USA - March 20 2020 If you’ve been shopping lately, it’s likely that you’ve encountered empty shelves and shortages of items, such as (for inexplicable reasons) toilet...

Gonzalo E. Mon.

Trust in Trustworthiness Ratings? Privacy Group EPIC Lodges Complaint with FTC Regarding Airbnb Ratings

USA - March 5 2020 The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleging that Airbnb is violating the...