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Reading list: empirical evidence about FTC's substantiation standard

Sungho Cho &Yongjae Kim, Empirical Rationalization of
Prior Substantiation Doctrine: Federal Trade Commission v. Reebok &
Sketchers, 29 Loy. Consumer L. Rev. 55 (2016) (not apparently available online—update… 254 more words

NutriMost 'Ultimate Fat Loss' System Slammed With $32 Million Judgment For Overblown Weight Loss Claims

The marketing for the NutriMost Ultimate Fat Loss system claimed that users could drop 40 pounds, or more, in just 40 days, and without having to fret about calories. 574 more words

Quality & Safety

Consumer Watchdogs Warn Against Fake Nintendo Switch Emulators

As most of us know, the Nintendo Switch is so highly sought after right now, that the only reliable way to get one is to hunt one down on Amazon and pay a premium. 612 more words


FTC tells 'influencers' to quit trying to hide the fact that they're shilling for brands

The Federal Trade Commission has put dozens of so-called influencers on notice for failing to adequately document the fact that their Instagram and such like posts are in fact thinly veiled ads for which the posters are being generously compensated. 122 more words


The FTC Doesn't Want You to Fall for This Nintendo Switch Scam

Well this is a bit odd. Attorney Lisa Schifferle writing for the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer & Business education division issued a warning on April 18 titled… 405 more words

“SuperTek” new name to lookout for as tech support scams continue despite last year’s FTC crackdown

By Robert J. Hansen

Incidents of tech support scams that combine high-pressure scare tactics frightening customers into wasting hundreds of dollars on “tech” repairs and antivirus software continue despite actions by the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida. 463 more words

Breaking News

Skadden Discusses Antitrust Enforcement in the Trump Administration

Although the Trump administration has announced only one of its selections for top positions at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) or the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), the election of President Donald J. 1,280 more words

Securities Regulation