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FTC Settlement Bars Patent Assertion Entity From Using Deceptive Tactics

November 13, 2014
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A company and its law firm have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they used deceptive sales claims and phony legal threats in letters that accused thousands of small businesses around the United States of patent infringement. The settlement would bar the company, MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC, and its law firm from...

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FTC Charges Gerber with Falsely Advertising Its Good Start Gentle Formula Protects Infants from Developing Allergies

October 30, 2014
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Agency Also Alleges Health Claims Were Not Approved by the FDA, as Advertised The Federal Trade Commission has charged Gerber Products Co., also doing business as Nestlé Nutrition, with deceptively advertising that feeding its Good Start Gentle formula to infants with a family history of allergies prevents or reduces the risk that they will...

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Online Dating Service Agrees to Stop Deceptive Use of Fake Profiles

October 29, 2014
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In its first law enforcement action against an online dating service, the Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement that prohibits JDI Dating Ltd., an England-based company, from using fake, computer-generated profiles to trick users into upgrading to paid memberships and charging these members a recurring monthly fee without their consent. The settlement also...

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Feds Say AT&T Has Misled Millions of Consumers with ‘Unlimited’ Data Promises

October 29, 2014
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Company “Throttles” Many Consumers Who Had Signed Up for Unlimited Data  The Federal Trade Commission filed a federal court complaint against AT&T Mobility, LLC, charging that the company has misled millions of its smartphone customers by charging them for “unlimited” data plans while reducing their data speeds, in some cases by nearly 90 percent....

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