Mealey's Insurance - 4th Circuit Upholds $163 Million Judgment Against Scareware Firm Officer

Mealey's Insurance - 4th Circuit Upholds $163 Million Judgment Against Scareware Firm Officer

RICHMOND, Va. - While acknowledging that "a different fact-finder may have come to a contrary conclusion" than a district court judge who found that the vice president of a "scareware" software maker was individually liable for deceptive advertising under the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTCA), a Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Feb. 25 found no clear error in the lower court's judgment (Federal Trade Commission v. Kristy Ross, individually and as an officer of Innovative Marketing Inc., No. 12-2340, 4th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 3476).

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