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Jul 15, 2016, 09:29 ET Herbalife Will Restructure Its Multi-level Marketing Operations and Pay $200 Million For Consumer Redress to Settle FTC Charges

Herbalife International of America, Inc., Herbalife International, Inc., and Herbalife, Ltd. have agreed to fully restructure their U.S. business...


Jul 11, 2016, 12:10 ET Warner Bros. Settles FTC Charges It Failed to Adequately Disclose It Paid Online Influencers to Post Gameplay Videos

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc. has settled Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers during a marketing campaign for the...


Jun 28, 2016, 10:48 ET Volkswagen to Spend up to $14.7 Billion to Settle Allegations of Cheating Emissions Tests and Deceiving Customers on 2.0 Liter Diesel Vehicles

In two related settlements, one with the United States and the State of California, and one with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), German...


May 25, 2016, 14:52 ET FTC Cracks Down on Debt Relief Schemes Targeting Student Loan and Mortgage Borrowers

The Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida have taken action against two operations charged with running phony student loan debt relief...


Apr 20, 2016, 16:10 ET Consumer Watchdog Urges Federal Trade Commission To File Antitrust Charges Against Google Over Android Operating System Abuses

Consumer Watchdog today urged the Federal Trade Commission to file antitrust charges against Alphabet Inc.'s Google for using its monopoly power...


Mar 29, 2016, 10:50 ET FTC Charges Volkswagen Deceived Consumers with its "Clean Diesel" Campaign

 The Federal Trade Commission has charged that Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. deceived consumers with the advertising campaign it used to...


Mar 02, 2016, 14:05 ET NCL: FTC Report Shows Illinois Is Now An ID Theft Hot Spot

 New government data confirm that Illinois has become a hotspot in the national identity theft epidemic, the National Consumers League warned...


Mar 02, 2016, 13:59 ET NCL: FTC Report Confirms That Floridians Are At High Risk of ID Theft

 New government data confirm that Florida remains a hotspot in the national identity theft epidemic, the National Consumers League warned...


Mar 02, 2016, 13:54 ET NCL: FTC Report Shows California Still an ID Theft Hot Spot

 New government data confirms that California remains a hotspot in the national identity theft epidemic, the National Consumers League warned...


Jan 28, 2016, 18:24 ET FTC Releases Stats about Identity Theft in 2015; IDShield Supports New FTC Measures

 Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced new measures to help victims of identity theft recover their identities through...


Jan 28, 2016, 13:09 ET FTC Announces Significant Enhancements to IdentityTheft.gov

For the first time, identity theft victims can now go online and get a free, personalized identity theft recovery plan as a result of significant...


Jan 28, 2016, 12:58 ET GM, Jim Koons Management, and Lithia Motors Inc. Settle FTC Actions Charging That Their Used Car Inspection Program Ads Failed to Adequately Disclose Unrepaired Safety Recalls

General Motors Company, Jim Koons Management and Lithia Motors Inc. have agreed to settle separate Federal Trade Commission administrative...


Jan 27, 2016, 13:37 ET FTC Brings Enforcement Action Against DeVry University

 The Federal Trade Commission has filed suit against the operators of DeVry University, alleging that DeVry's advertisements deceived consumers...


Dec 01, 2015, 12:17 ET Tommie Copper to Pay $1.35 Million to Settle FTC Deceptive Advertising Charges

 Athletic apparel company Tommie Copper, Inc. and its founder have agreed to pay $1.35 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that...


Dec 01, 2015, 12:17 ET Tommie Copper to Pay $1.35 Million to Settle FTC Deceptive Advertising Charges

 Athletic apparel company Tommie Copper, Inc. and its founder have agreed to pay $1.35 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that...


Nov 04, 2015, 12:30 ET FTC and Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement Partners Announce Nationwide Crackdown Against Abusive Debt Collectors

 The Federal Trade Commission and other law enforcement authorities around the country announced the first coordinated federal-state...


Sep 14, 2015, 11:12 ET Cindy Liebes of the Federal Trade Commission reveals seven deadly auto dealer sins that draw suspicion from regulators

 Cindy Liebes, Director of the Federal Trade Commission's Southeast Region, today shared seven deadly sins auto dealers commit that place them...


Aug 26, 2015, 07:00 ET Energy Drink Company Shut Down Amid Pyramid Scheme Allegations

 Vemma Nutrition, an Arizona-based dietary supplement and energy drink company, was shut down by the Federal Trade Commission after the agency...


May 28, 2015, 11:32 ET FTC Settlement of Cephalon Pay for Delay Case Ensures $1.2 Billion in Ill-Gotten Gains Relinquished; Refunds Will Go To Purchasers Affected By Anticompetitive Tactics

The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement resolving the Commission's antitrust suit charging Cephalon, Inc. with illegally blocking...


May 19, 2015, 12:30 ET BBB Wise Giving Alliance Joins FTC, State Regulators for Major Charity Fraud Announcement

BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) joined the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), State Attorneys General, and State Charity Regulators today to help...


Apr 21, 2015, 13:52 ET Green Tree Servicing LLC Resolves Previously Disclosed FTC/CFPB Investigation

Green Tree Servicing LLC ("Green Tree"), the wholly owned mortgage servicing subsidiary of Walter Investment Management Corp. (NYSE: WAC, "Walter...


Apr 20, 2015, 12:15 ET Cardinal Health Agrees to Pay $26.8 Million to Settle Charges It Monopolized 25 Markets for the Sale of Radiopharmaceuticals to Hospitals and Clinics, says FTC

 In its latest action to ensure competition in the nation's healthcare markets, the FTC announced that Cardinal Health, Inc. has agreed to...


Apr 17, 2015, 09:19 ET FTC To Examine Competition, Consumer Protection, and Economic Issues Raised by the Sharing Economy at June Workshop

 On June 9, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop to examine competition, consumer protection, and economic issues raised by...


Mar 30, 2015, 17:46 ET Consumer Watchdog Welcomes Senate Probe of FTC's Google Antitrust Investigation

Consumer Watchdog today welcomed plans by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) to examine the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust investigation of Google that was...


Mar 26, 2015, 11:00 ET FTC, Multiple Law Enforcement Partners Announce Crackdown on Deception, Fraud in Auto Sales, Financing and Leasing

The Federal Trade Commission and 32 law enforcement partners today announced the results of Operation Ruse Control, a nationwide and cross-border...