FTC

Article – FTC Commissioner Criticizes FTC Agenda

Jonathan GilliamNovember 17, 2021
Commissioner Christine Wilson of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently criticized the FTC Chair's current agenda during an ABA Fall Forum speech. She spoke her mind regarding the commission's current course of action and predicted it would fall short of its goals while identifying four critical mistakes.
FTC

Article – FTC Successfully Uses Section 19 to Obtain Restitution

Jonathan GilliamSeptember 22, 2021
By successfully utilizing Section 19 of the FTC Act, the Federal Trade Commission has found a new avenue to restitution after Section 13(b) was vacated by the Fifth Circuit. An article from JD Supra details this important development.
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Post-Pandemic Social Selling Spurs New Opportunities & Challenges

Jonathan GilliamSeptember 21, 2021
As social media has become more and more a part of our daily lives, direct sellers have applied their relationship-building skills to these channels in order to expand their customer connections and pivot towards a new e-commerce strategy: social selling.
FTC

Article – Federal Trade Commission Finds New Avenues to Counter Section 13(b) Decision

Jonathan GilliamJune 10, 2021
Although the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was dealt a blow from the Supreme Court's ruling on Section 13(b), the commission is not sitting idle following the decision. Instead, the FTC has gone on the offensive with new measures in order to obtain monetary relief for perceived consumer injury. Read more about their efforts in this article from KelleyDrye.
FTC Rulemaking Group - Social Selling News Article

Article – FTC Announces New Rulemaking Group

Jonathan GilliamApril 7, 2021
The FTC has announced that the agency is creating a new and dedicated “rulemaking group,” a move that would strengthen the FTC's ability to invoke civil penalties outside its historical use of 13(b).
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