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Water Cure: Florida Company Sued over False Marketing Claims Relating to Health Benefits of Hydrogen-Enriched Water

Florida AG Ashley Moody sued drinking-water system marketer Wellness Program Services, LLC d/b/a Trusii and related entities and individuals (collectively “Trusii”) over allegations that it used false and misleading health benefits claims and finance offers to market its systems in violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act and the Consumer Review Fairness…

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FTC Requires Divestiture in $21 Billion Acquisition of Retail Fuel Chain

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) reached a settlement with 7-Eleven, Inc. and Marathon Petroleum Corporation (“Marathon”) to resolve allegations that 7-Eleven’s acquisition of Marathon’s retail fuel chain subsidiary, Speedway LLC, would harm competition in hundreds of local retail gasoline and diesel fuel markets in violation of the FTC Act and the Sherman Act. The FTC’s complaint alleged…

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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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