FTC Obtains Record $191 Million Settlement from University of Phoenix to Resolve FTC Charges It Used Deceptive Advertising to Attract Prospective Students

The University of Phoenix (UOP) and its parent company, Apollo Education Group, will settle for a record $191 million to resolve Federal Trade Commission charges – that they used deceptive advertisements that falsely touted their relationships and job opportunities with companies such as AT&T, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Twitter, and The American Red Cross. Under the settlement […]

FTC Announces Regulatory Review Schedule

As part of the Federal Trade Commission’s systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the agency is announcing a revised regulatory review schedule. In 2019, the Commission intends to initiate review of and solicit public comments on the Funeral Industry Practices Rule, 16 CFR 453. To ensure that its rules and industry guides […]

Following Public Comment Period, FTC Repeals the Picture Tube Rule

The Federal Trade Commission has completed its regulatory review of the Picture Tube Rule and, following a second public comment period announced in March, authorized the publication in the Federal Register of a final rule notice that repeals the Rule, effective 90 days after publication. According to the Commission, the Rule is no longer necessary […]

FTC Settlement Bans Marketer Behind ‘Fat Burner’ Diet Pills from Manufacturing, Marketing Weight-Loss Products

The former CEO and co-founder of an Atlanta-based marketing operation has agreed to settle FTC charges that he deceived consumers with promises that they would “Get High School Skinny” by taking Healthe Trim supplements that supposedly burned fat, increased metabolism, and suppressed appetite. John Matthew Dwyer III, the co-founder of HealthyLife Sciences, LLC, has agreed […]

FTC Will Keep Negative Option Rule In Its Current Form

The Federal Trade Commission has completed its review of the Negative Option Rule and will keep the Rule in its current form. The “Trade Regulation Rule Concerning Use of Prenotification Negative Option Plans” requires sellers to clearly disclose the terms of any such negative option plan for the sale of goods before consumers subscribe. In […]