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And Then There Were Five - Commissioner Bedoya Has Arrived

USA - May 18 2022 When a new commissioner arrives at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission), there are some changes to expect as that new person gets up to…

What Is a PFAS, and Why Should I Care? Part III - California’s Proposition 65

USA - May 12 2022 In Part I and Part II of this blog series, we introduced and discussed per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), commonly referred to as “forever…

A Deeper Dive into the FTC’s Proposed Changes to the Telemarketing Sales Rule and the Continued Interest in Negative Option Programs

USA - May 6 2022 At last week’s public Federal Trade Commission (FTC) meeting, the commissioners unanimously voted for possible changes to the Telemarketing Sales…

The 11th Public Commission Meeting - Talking About Telemarketing, AMG and, Yes, Dream Incubation

USA - April 29 2022 We made it to the 11th public commission meeting. Now, one person who didn’t make it to the meeting today (or at least did not appear on the main…

What’s Going on at the FTC? New Employee Survey Raises Issues If You Are Engaging with the Agency

USA - April 29 2022 A recent survey of FTC employees put forward some interesting numbers. In 2020, FTC staff were asked if their senior leaders “maintain high standards…

The FTC’s Website Redesign - Broken Links, Missing Content and Broken Dreams

USA - April 19 2022 Whether you are an FTC fan or foe, we can all agree that one of the agency’s Crown jewels is its consumer and business education program. For decades…

What’s in a Label - Three Takeaways from the FTC’s First Enforcement Action Brought Under the New Made in the USA Rule

USA - April 18 2022 Last year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finalized a new rule (Rule) that would allow the agency to seek civil penalties in matters where a…

Bamboozling Part II: The FTC Brings Back Retro Penalty Offense Letters like Bell Bottoms and Big Hair

USA - April 12 2022 What do bamboo fabric and green claims have to do with toys, weight loss, car rentals and fur Coats? Sounds like the start of a Dad joke, but…

Bamboozling - Part I: Do Green Claims Require a Life Cycle Analysis?

USA - April 11 2022 The title of this series is an homage to the great Lesley Fair, who launched and authors many of the best of the FTC’s business blogs and who coined…

The Rubber Hits the Road to the Tune of $10 Million - FTC and Illinois Sue an Auto Dealership

USA - April 5 2022 Not many people enjoy sitting in a car dealership spending hours evaluating or making a costly purchase, but it’s far more frustrating when the…