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FTC Prevails in Lawsuit over False Energy Savings Claims

A federal District Court awarded the FTC summary judgment in an enforcement action against SPM Thermo-Shield, Inc. and its officers involving allegations that the company violated the FTC Act when it made deceptive claims about the insulating and energy-saving capabilities of its architectural wall-coating products. According to the complaint, Thermo-Shield falsely claimed that its products had…

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FTC Sues Westinghouse, Harley-Davidson over Right-to-Repair

The FTC filed complaints and proposed consent orders to resolve allegations that motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group, LLC and Westinghouse outdoor generator maker MWE Investments, LLC (“Westinghouse”) illegally restricted the right of customers to repair purchased products.

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Connecticut AG Tong Sues Reynolds over False Trash Bag Recyclability Claims

Connecticut AG William Tong sued Reynold Consumer Products, Inc. and Reynolds Consumer Products LLC (collectively “Reynolds”), maker of Hefty brand trash bags, over allegations that Reynolds falsely and deceptively marketed Hefty trash bags as “Recycling Bags” despite knowledge that their bags were incompatible with Connecticut recycling facilities, in violation of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act.

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Bipartisan AG Coalition Calls for FDA Regulation of Non-Tobacco Nicotine Products

A bipartisan coalition of AGs from 27 states, the District of Columbia, and three territories has called on the FDA to deny marketing authorization for non-tobacco nicotine products (NTNs) which are currently marketed without regulatory oversight. On March 15, 2022, President Biden signed into law an amendment to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act…

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