Category Archives: FTC

Congress Codifies ‘Gag Order’ on Consumer Review ‘Gag Clauses’

In an October 2015 post – “FTC Obtains ‘Gag Order’ Against ‘Gag Clauses’” – I wrote about a Federal Trade Commission enforcement action that shut down Roca Labs (RL), a weight-loss supplement company, for deceptive advertising and for sneakily inserting a “gag clause” in … Continue reading

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Negative Option Remains Prime Enforcement Target at Trump FTC

When Acting Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Maureen Ohlhausen – who nine months into the Trump administration perhaps can claim the title of de facto permanent chair – took over the reins of the agency, she announced that after years of hyper-regulation … Continue reading

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Does the FTC Have the Legal Right to Take Your Money After All?

What makes the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) so feared among direct response and online marketers? It’s not a tough injunction or even a ban on involvement with a particular product category or marketing technique, though they certainly aren’t “pleasant” and … Continue reading

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