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Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 10 Aug 2016

Direct Marketing Companies Settle with New York AG Regarding Deceptive Offers

Tristar Products, Inc. (Tristar) and Product Trend, LLC (Product Trend) sell products, such as Tristar’s “Genie Bra” or Product Trend’s “Total Pillow


Akerman LLP | USA | 25 Jul 2016

The FTC Social Media Consent Order Against SmartClick

The FTC continues its efforts to combat deceptive social media advertising. In June 2016, the FTC brought an enforcement action against SmartClick


Klein Moynihan Turco LLP | USA | 28 Jun 2016

FTC Settles Deceptive Business Practices Lawsuit

SmartClick Media, LLC, doing business as Doctor Trusted, and its sole owner, have settled a lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”)


Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 7 Oct 2011

FTC and Phusion Projects reach agreement over Four Loko disclosures, packaging

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has entered a 20-year consent order with Phusion Projects, LLC, the maker of Four Loko, an alcoholic beverage that has generated significant controversy for its “super-size” container and previous inclusion of caffeine, which some allege has led to binge-drinking and adverse health effects


Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 25 Aug 2011

Second Circuit upholds $1.9 million award to FTC for deceptive weight loss advertising claims

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that federal courts have the authority to award restitution in Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proceedings and that a district court did not err in ordering companies that make and falsely promote weight loss products to disgorge the full proceeds from the products’ sales.


Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP | USA | 18 Aug 2011

FTC takes action against payday lender

The Federal Trade Commission filed suit against an online operation that asked consumers seeking a payday loan to complete an application form, the bottom of which included unrelated programs for discounts on travel and merchandise or long distance calling, the FTC alleged.


Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 27 May 2011

FTC false claims hearing against POM Wonderful underway

An administrative law judge has apparently begun hearing a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) complaint alleging that POM Wonderful LLC makes false and unsubstantiated claims that its pomegranate juice products will prevent or treat "heart disease, prostate cancer, and erectile dysfunction.


Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP | USA | 31 Jan 2011

FTC settles false environmental certification claims

The Federal Trade Commission settled with Tested Green and its owner over claims that the company advertised, marketed, and sold phoney environmental certifications via its Web site and mass e-mails to consumers.


Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 8 Oct 2010

Class action filed against POM Wonderful for consumer fraud

A Kansas resident has filed a putative class action in state court against POM Wonderful, LLC, alleging that the company's claims that its pomegranate products have special health benefits are false, deceptive and misleading.


Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 30 Sep 2010

FTC charges juice maker with deceptive advertising after juice maker charges FTC with exceeding authority in regulating health-related claims

Less than two weeks after POM Wonderful LLC filed a complaint against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleging that new requirements imposed on food producers making health-related claims exceeded the agency's authority, FTC filed a complaint charging the pomegranate juice maker with "making false and unsubstantiated claims that their products will prevent or treat heart disease, prostate cancer, and erectile dysfunction."

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