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Peter S. Vogel: Court Shuts Down Yellow Page Websites for Bilking $14 Million
Posted on 3 Dec 2013 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel US small businesses and churches were targeted by websites based in Montreal , Canada and as a result were bilked out of $14 million . After receiving more than 13,000 consumer complaints the FTC filed a Complaint against Modern Technology... Read More

FCC Levies Record $2.96 Million Fine Against Florida Company for Autodialed Calls
Posted on 18 Aug 2015 by Troutman Sanders

by Justin Brandt , Alan D. Wingfield and Chad Fuller On August 11, the Federal Communications Commission handed down a $2.96 million fine against Travel Club Marketing Inc., related entities, and owner Olen Miller (collectively “Travel Club”... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright Consumer Products Law Blog: Formula For Disaster: FTC Sues Gerber For Falsely Advertising Baby Formula As ‘’FDA Approved’
Posted on 10 Nov 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Julie Glazer Last week the FTC sued Gerber Products Co., alleging that it has no basis for asserting that its Good Start Gentle baby formula reduces the risk of infant allergy development and that these health claims were falsely advertised as “FDA... Read More

Keller and Heckman LLP: New Jersey Attorney General Settles Second COPPA Case
Posted on 11 Dec 2013 by Keller and Heckman LLP

On Friday, November 22, 2013, the New Jersey Attorney General’s office announced that it settled alleged violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) with app developer, Dokogeo, Inc. This is the second such COPPA parens... Read More

Williams Mullen: Cybersecurity Standards Apply To Thee, Not Me
Posted on 7 Jul 2015 by Williams Mullen

By J.P. McGuire Boyd, Jr. & Robert C. Van Arnam “If there is anyone to blame, it is the perpetrators,” said Katherine Archuleta, Director of the federal Office of Personnel Management (“OPM”), to a Senate panel investigating... Read More

FTC and Florida AG File Suit to Halt Robocalls from “Card Member Services”
Posted on 7 Jul 2015 by Troutman Sanders

by Stephen C. Piepgrass , C. Reade Jacob, Jr. , Ashley L. Taylor, Jr. and Steve D. Rosenthal The FTC and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi obtained an ex parte temporary restraining order from the United States District Court for the Middle District... Read More