FTC Obtains Court Order Halting Internet Payday Lenders Who Failed to Disclose Key Loan Terms and Used Abusive and Deceptive Collection Tactics

In a case filed by the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Nevada, a federal court has ordered a halt to certain practices by seven U.S.-based companies and an individual operating as part of an international Internet payday lending operation. They were charged with failing to disclose key loan terms and using abusive and […]

FTC to Host Ad It Up! Kids in a Commercial World

The Federal Trade Commission staff will host a forum on March 12, 2009 to gather input for its upcoming education program on advertising literacy for “tweens,” or kids who are 8 to 12 years old. At the forum, experts on advertising and marketing to kids will discuss a range of issues, including: what kids experience […]

FTC to Host Ad It Up! Kids in a Commercial World

The Federal Trade Commission staff will host a forum on March 12, 2009 to gather input for its upcoming education program on advertising literacy for “tweens,” or kids who are 8 to 12 years old. At the forum, experts on advertising and marketing to kids will discuss a range of issues, including: what kids experience […]

Commission Rescinds Enforcement Policy Regarding the Advertising of Books; Commission Approves Final Consent Orders in Matters of West Penn Multi-List, Inc.; Good Life Funding; American Nationwide Mortgage Company, Inc.; and Innova Financial Group

Commission Rescinds Enforcement Policy Regarding the Advertising of Books – The Commission has approved the publication of a notice in the Federal Register rescinding the agency’s enforcement policy for advertising of books, also known as the Mirror Image Doctrine (MID). As detailed in the notice, which will be published soon and is available now on […]

Commission Rescinds Enforcement Policy Regarding the Advertising of Books; Commission Approves Final Consent Orders in Matters of West Penn Multi-List, Inc.; Good Life Funding; American Nationwide Mortgage Company, Inc.; and Innova Financial Group

Commission Rescinds Enforcement Policy Regarding the Advertising of Books – The Commission has approved the publication of a notice in the Federal Register rescinding the agency’s enforcement policy for advertising of books, also known as the Mirror Image Doctrine (MID). As detailed in the notice, which will be published soon and is available now on […]

CVS Caremark Settles FTC Charges:Failed to Protect Medical and Financial Privacy of Customers and Employees;CVS Pharmacy Also Pays $2.25 Million to Settle Allegations of HIPAA Violations

CVS Caremark has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it failed to take reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect the sensitive financial and medical information of its customers and employees, in violation of federal law. In a separate but related agreement, the company’s pharmacy chain also has agreed to pay $2.25 million […]

CVS Caremark Settles FTC Charges:Failed to Protect Medical and Financial Privacy of Customers and Employees;CVS Pharmacy Also Pays $2.25 Million to Settle Allegations of HIPAA Violations

CVS Caremark has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it failed to take reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect the sensitive financial and medical information of its customers and employees, in violation of federal law. In a separate but related agreement, the company’s pharmacy chain also has agreed to pay $2.25 million […]

Court Bars Global Marketing Group from Payment Processing

A U.S. district court has granted a summary judgment against Ira N. Rubin and default judgments against 22 corporations that Rubin owned or controlled. The final court orders permanently bar Rubin and the corporate defendants from engaging in telemarketing and payment processing activities and impose an $8.6 million judgment against them. Rubin ran Global Marketing […]

Court Bars Global Marketing Group from Payment Processing

A U.S. district court has granted a summary judgment against Ira N. Rubin and default judgments against 22 corporations that Rubin owned or controlled. The final court orders permanently bar Rubin and the corporate defendants from engaging in telemarketing and payment processing activities and impose an $8.6 million judgment against them. Rubin ran Global Marketing […]

FTC Announces Third in Series of Hearings on Evolving Intellectual Property Marketplace

The Federal Trade Commission today announced the third in a series of public hearings exploring the evolving market for intellectual property (IP). These hearings, to be held March 18 and 19, 2009, in Washington, DC, will examine the operation of markets for IP and technology and the impact of patent policies on those markets. The […]