Category Archives: FTC

Supreme Court to FTC: We Doubt Your Monetary Authority

The moment of truth for the survival of the Federal Trade Commission’s most powerful and effective enforcement weapon – the ability to separate alleged FTC violators from their money – is now here.   On January 13, 2021, following two years … Continue reading

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The FTC Launches First Major Crackdown on CBD Marketers

Since hemp-derived CBD containing less than 0.3% THC was decriminalized by Congress at the end of 2018, the Federal Trade Commission has policed CBD health claims with a soft touch.  On three different occasions in 2019, seeing unsubstantiated claims that … Continue reading

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FTC Pleads with Congress to Save Its Monetary Authority

With its judge-made authority to obtain money from defendants under mortal assault in the federal circuits and facing the distinct possibility of burial by the Supreme Court this term, the Federal Trade Commission is asking Congress to preemptively save that … Continue reading

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