Richard B. Newman

  • 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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  • FTC Examines Deceptive Search Tearms

    Share ! tweet Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act prohibits ‘‘unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting commerce.” Traditionally, the Commission has focused upon direct advertising claims, both express and implied. However, two recent matters place online marketers on notice that the Commission is now closely scrutinizing indirect advertising through th ...

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  • TCPA Consent: How To Obtain Legally and Ethically

    Share ! tweet This is PART THREE in a five part series focusing on Internet marketing, lead generation and telemarketing compliance. The amended Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) regulations have imposed a number of obligations upon telemarketers, including additional consent, abandonment and opt-out requirements for pre-recorded or autodialed telemarketing calls.

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