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Septic Tank Cleaning Products Company Settles Over Millions of Alleged Illegal Robocalls

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) reached a settlement with septic tank cleaning products company Environmental Safety International, Inc. and related individuals (collectively “ESI”) to resolve allegations that it made tens of millions of illegal robocalls in violation of the Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act and the Telemarketing Sales Rule. The complaint alleged…

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MoviePass Settles FTC Allegations of Deceptive Practices, Failure to Secure User Data

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) reached a settlement with defunct movie subscription service MoviePass, Inc., as well as its parent company and executives (collectively “MoviePass”), to resolve allegations that it failed to reasonably secure consumer data and knowingly deceived subscribers by making its service difficult to use in violation of the FTC Act and Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act.

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Company Settles Over Allegations it Used Unproven Medical Claims to Market Fish Oil Supplements

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) approved a final settlement with German multinational chemical company BASF SE and its U.S. subsidiary, as well as BASF-retained marketing company DIEM Labs, LLC (collectively “BASF”), to resolve allegations that BASF made deceptive and scientifically unsupported claims to market its dietary fish oil supplements in violation of the FTC Act.…

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Frontier Sued over Allegations that Its DSL Service Is Slower than Advertised

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), and a bipartisan group of five state AGs and two California district attorneys, sued Internet service provider Frontier Communications Corporation (“Frontier”) over allegations that it charged consumers for higher-speed Internet service than it actually provided in violation of the FTC Act and state consumer protection laws.

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