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FTC - JD Supra Article

Article – FTC Earnings Claims Lawsuit Results in Large Civil Penalties

Jonathan GilliamJanuary 18, 2023
An FTC lawsuit against an investment advising company for deceptive money-making opportunities and earnings claims has resulted in the company having to refund millions of dollars to consumers and also pay a significant civil penalty. This enforcement result is significant as it's the first time that the FTC has collected civil penalties related to the Notice of Penalty Offenses regarding money making opportunities that was sent to hundreds of companies, including direct sellers, last October. Check out this article from JD Supra to learn more.
FTC - JD Supra Article

Article – FTC Strategic Plan is Broader & More Aggressive

Jonathan GilliamSeptember 9, 2022
At the end of August, the FTC published its new strategic plan for the next five years. What was outlined continues to show the FTC's emphasis on enforcement following the loss of its 13(b) authority while broadening the commission's focus and being more aggressive in terms of goals.
FTC Case Court Decision - Social Selling News Article

Article – FTC Handed Major Courtroom Setback

Jonathan GilliamAugust 4, 2022
The FTC has been handed a major courtroom setback in an anti-pyramid case that shut down a direct seller back in May. Learn more from Social Selling News.
FTC - AEI Blog Post Article

Article – Is FTC Seeking More Rules & Less Public Input?

Jonathan GilliamJune 22, 2022
A report published by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) delved into efforts by the FTC to speed up decision-making processes through the establishment of rulemaking frameworks with less public input and more political control. AEI recently held a panel discussion with former FTC leaders to discuss the findings of the report and the direction of the current commission.

Article – How will FTC Endorsement Guide Changes Impact Influencer Marketing?

Jonathan GilliamJune 10, 2022
The use of influencers has become a major part of many marketing strategies in recent years. While there has always been a risk in terms of regulatory compliance regarding influencer marketing, businesses could face even more challenges with the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) proposed Endorsement Guide changes.
FTC - Washington Post Article

Article – After Months of Deadlock, Lina Khan’s FTC is Poised for Action

Jonathan GilliamJune 9, 2022
With the Alvaro Bedoya appointment swinging the majority back in her favor at the FTC, Chair Lina Khan is looking to push off early setbacks and now utilize every tool at the commission's disposal to protect consumers from anticompetitive behavior and deceptive practices according to an article from The Washington Post.
FTC - Forbes Article

Article – FTC Looking to Tighten Guidelines on Advertising

Jonathan GilliamMay 24, 2022
Looking to update its existing set of endorsement guidelines for businesses, the FTC is proposing to increase its enforcement of fake reviews and other forms of misleading advertising according to this recent article from Forbes.
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