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Peter S. Vogel: Court Shuts Down Yellow Page Websites for Bilking $14 Million

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 Inc. and 14 other related businesses (incorporated...

Keller and Heckman LLP: New Jersey Attorney General Settles Second COPPA Case

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 patriae action by the New Jersey Attorney General...

Norton Rose Fulbright Consumer Products Law Blog: Formula For Disaster: FTC Sues Gerber For Falsely Advertising Baby Formula As ‘’FDA Approved’

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 Approved.” Whether to identify...

Williams Mullen: Cybersecurity Standards Apply To Thee, Not Me

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 the causes of the recent OPM cyberattack. During...

FTC and Florida AG File Suit to Halt Robocalls from “Card Member Services”

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 of Florida on June 22, temporarily halting several...

FCC Levies Record $2.96 Million Fine Against Florida Company for Autodialed Calls

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”), the largest fine in FCC history related to...