Category Archives: Online Marketing

Supreme Court Guts FTC’s Enforcement Powers and Clout

Last Thursday morning, Eastern Daylight Time, the world of the FTC shook like never before.  At that time, the Supreme Court of the United States, in a unanimous but unsurprising decision with seismic consequences for the potency of the FTC’s enforcement … Continue reading

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To Be or Not To Be an Autodialer? The Supreme Court Gives the Answer

In “To Be or Not To Be an Autodialer” (October 2018), I discussed the technical, yet raging, legal controversy in the telemarketing world over the meaning of an “autodialer” under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), the federal law governing … 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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