The Consumer Data Privacy and Security Act is a bill by Kansas Republican Sen. Jerry Moran, one of the many privacy bills in Congress right now. If the bill is passed, it would add 440 employees to the FTC’s 1,000-plus workforce. Kennyhertz Perry partner, Braden Perry, is featured in a Washington Examiner article discussing Moran’s
On December 13, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission moved to shut down “Success By Health“, an instant coffee pyramid scheme. The company claims to offer guaranteed wealth and income for consumers who join the scheme. After a complaint was filed in federal court, the FTC asserts that the company “Success By Health” have collected over
The FTC announced today that it sent letters to multiple companies that sell CBD products, waring them that claims they made regarding CBD violate federal law. These “warning letters” state that it is illegal to advertise that a product can prevent, treat, or cure human disease without competent and reliable scientific evidence to support such
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently filed two actions against Shore to Please Vacations LLC and Staffordshire Property Management, LLC alleging that the companies used illegal non-disparagement clauses in consumer form contracts in the course of selling their respective services, in violation of the Consumer Review Fairness Act (“CRFA”). The CRFA, which became effective in
Allied Wallet, described as a provider of e-commerce merchant services and online payment processing services, settled claims by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that it assisted numerous scams by knowingly processing fraudulent transactions to consumers’ accounts. According to the complaint, Allied Wallet assisted companies that were the subject to law enforcement action by the FTC
Braden Perry, Regulatory & Compliance attorney with Kennyhertz Perry, LLC, recently discussed the FTC’s “Made in the USA” enforcement and its impact on business. Mr. Perry described the process and time line of a “Made in the USA” FTC inquiry and the factors a business considers in determining its options, and how cooperation and lines of communication can decrease a potential enforcement action.
In early October 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Defendants Applied Marketing Sciences, LLC, Standard Registration Corporation, Worldwide Information Systems, Incorporated, and Liam O. Moran stipulated to an Order for Permanent Injunction and Monetary Judgment for violations of Section 5 of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. §45. The Complaint charged that the defendants participated in deceptive acts or practices in the advertising, marketing, promoting, offering for sale, or selling of prize promotions.
The FTC sued because the above-named defendants were running a sweepstakes in which consumers would receive personalized mailings advising that they had won a cash prize not more than $2 million, and that they needed to pay a twenty or thirty dollar fee to collect their prize. The consumers who paid the fee, mostly individuals over the age of 65, received nothing in return.