FTC Approves Final Orders Requiring Trade Associations to Eliminate Rules that Restrict Competition

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final orders settling charges in two separate cases alleging that the bylaws of the trade associations restrained competition.   Under the order for the Professional Lighting and Sign Management Companies of America, Inc. (“PLASMA”), the trade association is required to stop restricting the geographic […]

Scammers Banned from Telemarketing, Selling Weight-Loss Products

The defendants in a scheme that charged Spanish-speaking consumers for unordered or defective products and made it costly or practically impossible for them to get their money back are banned from telemarketing and selling weight-loss products under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. “The FTC is on the lookout for scams that rip off […]