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Jan 19, 2017

Trump antitrust candidate Wright has pro-merger track record

The Trump team is considering giving a top antitrust post to a former U.S. trade commissioner whose hands-off views on competition have at times failed to withstand court scrutiny. Joshua Wright, a conservative law professor who heads President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team for the Federal Trade Commission, is under consideration to lead the Justice Department’s […]

May 9, 2014

FTC: Snapchat deceived customers

NEW YORK (AP) — Snapchat has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over charges that it deceived customers about the disappearing nature of messages sent through its service and collected users’ contacts without telling them or asking permission. Snapchat is a popular mobile messaging app that lets people send photos, videos and messages […]

Dec 6, 2013

FTC says flashlight app left consumers in the dark

WASHINGTON — The maker of a popular Android mobile app that turns your phone into a flashlight has agreed to settle the Federal Trade Commission’s charges that the software secretly supplied cellphone locations to marketers, even when consumers rejected its terms of service. The settlement against Goldenshores Technologies LLC, which makes the “Brightest Flashlight Free” […]

Nov 29, 2012

CFPB, FTC join to target deceptive mortgage ads

Two federal agencies have joined together to beef up investigations and enforcement actions against companies who engage in fraudulent advertising under the Mortgage Acts and Practices Advertising Rule and the Federal Trade Commission Act. Officials from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the FTC have combed through more than 800 ads on television, in print […]

Aug 9, 2012

Google agrees to record $22.5M fine on privacy

SAN FRANCISCO — Google is paying a record $22.5 million fine to settle allegations that it broke a privacy promise by secretly tracking millions of Web surfers who use Apple’s Safari browser. The penalty announced Thursday by the Federal Trade Commission matches the figure that The Associated Press and other media outlets had reported last […]

May 16, 2012

Skechers settles for $40M over deceptive ads

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Skechers USA Inc. will pay $40 million to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission that the footwear company made unfounded claims that its Shape-ups shoes would help people lose weight and strengthen their butt, leg and stomach muscles. Kim Kardashian, Brooke Burke and other celebrities endorsed the shoes in Skechers ads. […]

Aug 25, 2011

FTC issues rule on deceptive mortgage advertising

Advertisements with interest rates that seem too good to be true or messages indicating that you’ve been pre-approved for a fantastic mortgage may not be so common in the future.

Jun 15, 2011

Crackdown on ‘notarios’

Federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, announced last week that they have joined with state and local agencies and the New York attorney general in an effort to crack down on illegal immigration service providers ...

Apr 11, 2011

ABA honors NYSBA

The New York State Bar Association will receive a 2011 American Bar Association Grassroots Advocacy Award for its successful efforts in rallying more than 50 state and local bar associations in opposition to recent federal measures that would have imposed unnecessary regulations on law practices.

Mar 14, 2011

ID theft remains FTC’s top consumer complaint

For the 11th year in a row, identity theft was the most frequent consumer complaint received by the Federal Trade Commission, according to the latest data released by the agency. The more than 250,000 identify theft reports ...

Dec 3, 2010

Red Flags Rule set for enforcement — or is it?

BOSTON — After being repeatedly delayed over the course of two years, the Federal Trade Commission is set to begin enforcement of controversial identity fraud prevention regulations that affect almost any business that accepts deferred payments from clients or customers.

Sep 27, 2010

FTC: POM juice ads deceptive about health

NEW YORK CITY — Federal regulators filed complaints Monday against the makers of POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice, saying there’s no science to support claims that the products treat or prevent diseases such as prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction.

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