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There is an Assault on the FTC’s Powers - Can it Withstand the Battering?

USA - December 10 2018 The FTC has long claimed expansive authority under the FTC Act to obtain injunctions and monetary judgments. Its claim to that expansive authority is...

Michael S. Blume, John F. Cooney.

The FTC, Contact Lenses, and the Future of Retail?

USA - November 26 2018 On November 14, the FTC Commissioners, in an opinion authored by Chairman Simons, issued an opinion in an antitrust case involving the online...

Robert Davis.

No Math Allowed - The Saga of New York Surcharge Law Continues

USA - November 7 2018 Whether merchants can charge consumers who pay with a credit card more and how that increase in price is described has been the subject of extensive...

Evan R. Minsberg.

FTC Stems Doc’s Stem Cell Claims

USA - October 29 2018 The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently settled a case against a physician and his two clinics over allegedly deceptive and unsubstantiated...

Matthew Renick.

Court Sets Important Limits on Ability of FTC to Challenge Past Conduct

USA - October 17 2018 Believe it or not, the FTC’s power is not limitless. We wrote previously on an antitrust decision (FTC v. Shire ViroPharma) limiting the FTC’s ability...

Mary M. Gardner.