LabMD litigation against FTC lingers

Although the Federal Trade Commission won its effort to quash a lawsuit over its probe of LabMD, the now-defunct medical laboratory is still trying to sue three agency employees.

Neill Averitt

The pushback on convenience, resort and junk fees

Unexpected, surreptitious fees in retail transactions — additions like “convenience fees” and “resort fees” — have proliferated wildly over the past 30 years. When they aren’t clearly disclosed at the start of a transaction, their omission can deceive consumers and distort the purchase decision....

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Slaughter – disarming and candid – talks about rifts, judges and critics

Not long into a one-hour interview, Federal Trade Commission member Rebecca Kelly Slaughter said the five commissioners have “very good personal relationships,” despite harsh ideological clashes in...

Trump executive action will force change in FTC guidance process

The Federal Trade Commission will have to be more precise when issuing guidance documents, won’t be able to use them to circumvent the rulemaking process and can’t ask judges to defer to the...

For Conner, resources will pose big challenge in new post

Ian Conner is quick to identify what he’s proudest of in his work as a deputy director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition.

Sparks fly over behavioral advertising

Put Federal Trade Commission member Rebecca Kelly Slaughter in the camp of those who are deeply skeptical about the benefits of targeted advertising.

Three ‘stalking apps’ targeted by FTC

The Federal Trade Commission brought its first case against the developer of apps aimed at secretly tracking the movement and online activities of people.

Millennials outpace seniors in falling prey to financial scams

US millennials, those 20 to 39 years old, may have spent more time online growing up than older adults, but they are far more likely to report losing money to online shopping scams, Federal Trade...