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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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Walmart Sued by FTC for Money Transfers

The FTC sued Walmart alleging that the company violated the FTC Act, Telemarketing Act, and Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) when it turned a blind eye as fraudsters used the company’s wire transfer services to scam customers out of millions of dollars. According to the complaint, Walmart offers transfer services both in-house and through third-parties such…

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AG James Leads Coalition Demanding Action on Baby Food Contaminants

New York AG Letitia James led a coalition of 22 AGs in calling for the FDA and USDA to take swift action to address elevated levels of  toxic and heavy metals in baby food, including lead, arsenic, cadmium, and mercury. According to AG James, the FDA has set or proposed limits on toxic metals in a wide…

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CFPB Launches Inquiry into Employer-Driven Debt

On June 9, the CFPB launched an inquiry into practices and financial products that may result in employees being in debt to their employers. The agency is seeking data and worker experiences with these practices and products, with a particular emphasis on whether consumers have meaningful choice in accepting employee-driven debt products. The agency also…

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