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FTC Chair Edith Ramirez Announces Resignation

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez said Friday in an interview that she will soon step down as head of the country’s most powerful consumer watchdog, after serving more than three years in the role and another three years before … Continue Reading

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Mannatech Offers Insight on Legal and Compliance Environment at Direct Selling Legal and Compliance Summit

COPPELL, Texas, Jan. 11, 2017– Mannatech Inc., a global health and wellness company committed to transforming lives to make a better world, had its CEO and President, Alfredo “Al” Bala, and General Counsel, Erin Barta, share their expertise in building … Continue Reading

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Guest post: The Vemma Settlement—Industry progress at the tip of a spear

Following is a guest post from attorney Kevin Thompson with an early analysis of the FTC settlement with Vemma. By Kevin Thompson, Thompson Burton PLLC More than two months after news broke of a potential settlement, Friday marked the release of the FTC’s Final … Continue Reading

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Guest Post: Vemma Lives to Play Another Day

Following is a guest post from attorney Larry Steinberg with an early analysis of the FTC settlement with Vemma. By Larry Steinberg, Shareholder, Buchalter Nemer The sixteen month long lawsuit between the Federal Trade Commission and Vemma Nutrition Company has come to a negotiated … Continue Reading

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Announcing the 2017 Direct Selling Legal & Compliance Summit! Jan 10-12 at the Four Seasons Las Colinas, Dallas

The current regulatory, legal and compliance environment presents many challenges for direct sellers across the globe. To help companies navigate the landscape our firm will be hosting the 2017 Direct Selling Legal & Compliance Summit at the Four Seasons Resort & … Read More

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Moving Forward, Here’s What the FTC’s Order Requires Herbalife to Do

Following is a guest post from attorney Kevin Thompson with an early analysis of the FTC settlement with Herbalife. By Kevin Thompson, Thompson Burton PLLC After a two year investigation, Herbalife has agreed to pay a $200 million fine to the FTC and act … Continue Reading

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FTC Settlement with Herbalife – OMG!

Following is a guest post from attorney Spencer Reese with an early analysis of the FTC settlement with Herbalife. By Spencer Reese, Reese Poyfair Richards PLLC Network marketing is in the midst of a rapidly advancing Orwellian era. It’s been slow to develop, starting … Continue Reading

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Herbalife FTC Settlement Reached

Global nutrition company Herbalife Ltd. announced it has reached a settlement agreement with the Federal Trade Commission resolving the FTC’s multi-year investigation of the Company. The terms of the settlement do not change Herbalife’s business model as a direct selling … Continue Reading

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Skincare Products: When does marketing cross the line?

Following is an informative guest post from attorney Kevin Thompson about the tough balance skin care companies must address in distributor marketing and compliance.  By Kevin Thompson, Thompson Burton PLLC Skincare has been a staple category in the network marketing industry for generations. In … Continue Reading

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Direct Selling Association Announces Partnership with Momentum Factor’s FieldWatch Solution

Association to utilize FieldWatch, the direct selling industry’s leading Compliance Monitoring & Management Solution, to enhance member enforcement activities. For Immediate Release June 16, 2016 – Washington, D.C. – The Direct Selling Association (DSA) today announced a new partnership with industry … Continue Reading

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