FTC and DOJ Seek Comments on Proposed Amendments to HSR Rules and Advanced Notice...

The Federal Trade Commission, with the concurrence of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, will publish in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and an...

FTC to Host Virtual Workshop on Data Portability on September 22, 2020

WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop that will examine the potential benefits and challenges to consumers, privacy, and competition raised by data portability, which is the ability...

FTC to Host Virtual “Back-to-Basics” Advertising and Data Security Workshop for Small Businesses

The Federal Trade Commission and its regional partners in Cleveland, Ohio, will host a virtual workshop on October 29, 2020 to discuss advertising and data security basics for small...

International Competition Network Addresses Enforcement and Policy Challenges of the Digital Economy at United...

The International Competition Network held its 19th annual conference on Sept. 14-17, 2020. Co-hosted by the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, this was the...

FTC Joins Four States in Action to Shut Down Alleged Sham Charity Funding Operation...

Settlements will permanently prohibit defendants from charity fundraising business, require them to pay back money for use by legitimate charities A sprawling fundraising operation that allegedly scammed consumers out of...

FTC Settlement Requires Online Trading Academy to Forgive Consumer Debt, and Principals to Turn...

Online Trading Academy will be required to offer debt forgiveness to thousands of consumers who purchased its “training programs,” while the company’s founder and other individuals will together pay...

FTC Comment to Texas Attorney General Raises Concerns about Likely Competitive Effect of Proposed...

The Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted a comment to the Texas Attorney General regarding a request from the Texas Medical Board for an opinion on the statutory basis for...

Operators of Student Debt Relief Scheme Agree to Pay at Least $835,000 to Settle...

The operators of a student loan debt relief scheme will pay at least $835,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that they charged illegal upfront fees and made false...

FTC Refunds Almost $3.9 Million to Purchasers of Deceptively Advertised Quell Wearable Pain-Relief...

The Federal Trade Commission is sending 70,142 checks and PayPal payments totaling $3,864,824 to consumers nationwide who bought Quell, a wearable device that supposedly would treat chronic pain throughout...

Auto Dealer Group to Cease Business Operations As Part of FTC Settlement

Tate’s Auto Group, now in bankruptcy proceedings, was charged with falsifying consumer information on financing applications A group of auto dealerships in Arizona and New Mexico must cease business operations...