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FTC Updates (May 2-13, 2022)

USA - May 20 2022 While the country was busy celebrating Star Wars Day and Cinco de Mayo, the FTC took a number of actions in the consumer protection realm. The agency…

President Biden Signs Safe Sleep Act, Banning Infant Inclined Sleepers and Crib Bumpers

USA - May 18 2022 Earlier this week, President Biden signed the Safe Sleep for Babies Act into law. The new statute does two things. First, it bans infant inclined…

FTC Updates (April 25-April 29, 2022)

USA - May 5 2022 The FTC, in partnership with the DOJ, filed a complaint against a Voice over Internet Protocol service provider for the transmission of millions of…

FTC Updates (April 18-22, 2022)

USA - April 28 2022 This week, the FTC cracked down on day-trading investment advertising and Chair Khan discussed the agency’s enforcement priorities, including the…

FTC Updates (April 11-15, 2022)

USA - April 20 2022 For the first time, the FTC used its new Made in USA rule to go after a battery manufacturer. The rule, enacted last summer, gives the agency power…

FTC Updates (April 1-8, 2022)

USA - April 13 2022 This week, the FTC announced that it reached settlements with a state real estate board and an international online business coaching organization…

Recall Litigation Report: Consumers Bring Class Action Lawsuit Against Ellume Refusing to Refund Recalled COVID-19 Home Tests

USA - April 11 2022 Class actions following a product recall often focus on what the company allegedly knew before its products were taken off the market. But this is not…

FTC Updates (March 28 - April 1, 2022)

USA - April 7 2022 The FTC kicked off the week with a fresh batch of warning letters and followed this up with a pair of complaints related to deceptive marketing. Just…

Recall Litigation Report: Exactech Joint Replacement Products

USA - April 7 2022 When a product is recalled, class action lawsuits are not the only threat. Recalled products can also give rise to droves of individual actions. This…

CFPB Announces Policy Against Consumer Review Suppression

USA - April 1 2022 We recently reported on the Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) increased enforcement against review curation policies that disproportionately restrict…