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.
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.
HUGE news in the direct sales industry. With its unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court is essentially declaring that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has abused its power for decades. A thorough rebuke.
The bottom line for direct sellers is that if the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) loses its 13(b) authority, it loses its punch. Legitimate direct selling companies do not fear squaring off against the FTC so long as they are not blind-sided.
Fake reviews on Amazon and other online marketplaces are a major problem for consumers and businesses alike. For companies, these false review can not only hurt their online reputation, but can cost them their sales channel entirely.
Last August, Social Selling News reported on the U.S. Direct Selling Association’s (DSA) announcement of the formation of a new self-regulatory body that would monitor and act upon all companies identified as direct sellers and multi-level marketers, whether or not they are members of the industry association. The entity is now live and has a name: the Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC).