Momentum Factor Wins 4th Inc. 5000 Award as One of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—Inc. 5000

AUSTIN, Texas, August 14, 2020 – Inc. Magazine has recognized Momentum Factor, a leading global provider of online risk mitigation applications and services, amongst the fastest growing companies in the U.S. on its annual Inc. 5000 rankings for the fourth … Continue Reading

Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council Issues New Guidance on Earnings Claims for Direct Sellers

Arlington, VA – July 9, 2020 – BBB National Programs’ Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC), in partnership with the Direct Selling Association (DSA), today released new Guidance on Earnings Claims that defines and identifies earnings claims to ensure all representations … Continue Reading

Supreme Court Upholds Federal Government to Disgorge Illegal Profits

The 8-1 decision is a victory for the federal government and its power to “disgorge” money from those who obtained it illegally. “The court holds today that a disgorgement award that does not exceed a wrongdoer’s net profits and is … Continue Reading

Neora Sues FTC in Challenge to Its Authority

Dallas-based Neora has filed against the FTC in the Seventh Circuit today.  Neora is essentially asking for a broad declaratory judgment that would cabin the FTC’s authority to pursue MLM companies. Click here for the full complaint.  

LIVE WEBCAST: FTC vs. Advocare – Has the Game Just Changed? 10/9/19 2pm CT

Has the game just changed? In a case that is sure to reverberate across the direct selling industry, AdvoCare and its former CEO are required to pay $150 million in fines for allegedly operating a pyramid scheme. While the themes … Continue Reading

Webcast: “Self-Regulation is Here. Is Your Company Prepared?” April 4, 12pm CT

A conversation about the new Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council with Jonathan Gilliam and Peter Marinello.– For the first time in direct sales history, a truly independent self-regulatory body has been created to enforce social media and marketing rules among all … Continue Reading

The Crackdown on CBD Edibles Has Begun | Esquire.com

CBD, one of the buzziest wellness products of 2019, just hit a snag. New York City has forbidden the sale of CBD edibles in restaurants, bars, and other establishments that fall under the Department of Health’s purview, Eater reported Tuesday. … Continue Reading

ALERT: FTC Releases Guidance for Direct Sellers and MLMs

The FTC staff have released guidance for direct sales companies on its official website.  From FTC.gov: Multi-level marketing is a diverse and varied industry, employing many different structures and methods of selling. Although there may be significant differences in how … Continue Reading

New Wave of Class-Action Pyramid Cases Swamps Industry

“The plaintiff’s bar is smelling blood.”  In March of this year, a federal judge in Nevada accepted a $7.7 million dollar settlement offer from Xocai as the result of a class action lawsuit. Last November, the U.S. Fifth Circuit certified … Continue Reading

FDA Warns Marketers of Supplements and Other Products—Stop Making Cancer Claims

The US FDA on Tuesday announced sending 14 warning letters and four online advisory letters to companies selling dozens of products that claim to cure, diagnose, treat or prevent cancer. Several recipients of the warning letters sell nutritional supplements, such … Continue Reading