Richard B. Newman

  • FTC Issues Dietary Supplement Marketing Guidance

    Earlier this week, in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission circulated a consumer-focused reminder regarding dietary supplements. “Dietary supplements may seem like harmless health boosters. But while some have proven benefits, many don’t. Unlike drugs, dietary supplements aren’t evaluated or reviewed by FDA for safety and effectiven ...

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  • FTC 2016 Annual Highlights

    On March 28, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission released its 2016 Annual Highlights. The Highlights demonstrate the agency’s ongoing efforts to protect consumers and promote competition over the past calendar year. “2016 was a historic year for the FTC. We obtained almost $12 billion in redress for consumers, and took action in more than a dozen merger cases to preserve comp ...

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  • FTC Alleges “Risk-Free” Trials Came with Hidden Charges

    The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint against a group of online marketers, alleging that they deceived consumers with “free” and “risk-free” trials for access to various gadgets and online subscription services. According to the FTC, the defendants violated the FTC Act and the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act by asking people for their credit card informa ...

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  • Trade Secret Misappropriation Law Now Federalized

    Trade secret misappropriation has traditionally been a matter of state law. Previously, the federal statute permitted only criminal or civil causes of action initiated by the U.S. Attorney General. However, on May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (the “Act”), federalizing trade secrets law. The Act does not preempt state laws.

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