Federal Trade Commission Proposes Revisions to its Green Guides

On October 6, 2010, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its proposed revisions to its "Green Guides" for public comment. Congress empowered the FTC "to prevent persons, partnerships, or corporations . . . from using unfair methods of competition in or affecting commerce and...

William A. Ruskin: FTC Cracks Down On ‘Greenwashing’

By William A. Ruskin Law 360 reported recently that that the FTC is taking decisive action against companies that make deceptive environmental marketing claims. “Greenwashing” involves misleading consumers concerning the environmental benefits of a product or service. In an earlier article...