Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

If you use the internet, you have probably encountered at least one of the scams con artists use to bilk victims. There’s “catfishing” and other online dating fraud, where scammers use fake identities to woo victims into sending money. There’s also “grandparent scams,” where typically elderly victims are tricked by those posing as his or

On June 7, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a proposed settlement with MoviePass. And in an interesting twist, the FTC used the proposed settlement to announce a novel means of obtaining monetary relief.

As you’ll remember from our prior commentary, the Supreme Court recently held in AMG Capital Management that Section 13(b) of

On May 18, the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Acting chairwoman told Congress that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s opposition to legislation that would authorize the FTC to obtain monetary remedies under Section 13(b) of the FTC Act was based on “numerous misstatements and faulty premises.” Chairwoman Slaughter’s comments highlight the FTC’s concern that the Supreme

On May 12, the Senate Commerce Committee voted overwhelmingly to move forward with Lina Khan’s nomination to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which suggest that Khan is likely to be confirmed as an FTC commissioner by the full Senate. Khan has been a critic of big tech and advocate of competitive markets, as we previously

On April 20, members of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) testified before the Senate Commerce Committee to update lawmakers of their efforts to curtail scams and other fraudulent consumer abuses related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In addition to highlighting the abuses consumers have faced during COVID-19, the FTC reiterated its call for Congress to

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is acting swiftly to restore its authority to obtain consumer redress under Section 13(b) of the FTC Act after the Supreme Court’s recent decision in AMG Capital Management, LLC v. FTC, discussed in our blog post here, rejecting the agency’s longstanding position that Section 13(b) authorizes monetary remedies.

Additional authors: Robin P. Sumner and Samuel D. Harrison

On April 22 the Supreme Court held in AMG Capital Management, LLC v. FTC[1] that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) does not have authority under the Federal Trade Commission Act Section 13(b) to seek, nor a court to award, equitable monetary relief, such as restitution

Beam Financial, Inc. (Beam), a mobile banking app, will be banned from offering any service that may be used to deposit, store, or withdraw funds, and must give a full refund to users as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). It also is prohibited from misrepresenting the interest rates, restrictions, and

While the debate continues about whether the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has the authority to make rules governing antitrust or competition law issues, on March 25, Acting FTC Chair Rebecca Kelly Slaughter announced the creation of a new group focused, in part, on new rules to prohibit unfair or deceptive practices and unfair methods of

On March 25, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) released an article reflecting on its work in 2020. The following are some of the most notable actions of the FTC in 2020:

  • The Commission launched a new website, where consumers can report scams and frauds.
  • A new initiative, called the Community Advocate Center,