Federal Trade Commission - Section 19 Case - JD Supra Article

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.
Social Media Applications

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.
Federal Trade Commission - Kelley Drye Article

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).
Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council

Press Release – DSSRC Issues New Guidance on Earnings Claims for Direct Sellers

Jonathan GilliamJuly 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 made by direct-selling companies or members of their salesforce comply with legal and self-regulatory standards.
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