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Beech-Nut Sued for Allegedly Misleading Consumers About Baby Food Safety

District of Columbia AG Karl Racine sued baby-food manufacturer Beech-Nut Nutrition Company (“Beech-Nut”) over allegations that it used deceptive and misleading advertising about the safety of its baby food in violation of the District’s Consumer Protection Procedures Act.

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FTC Takes First Action under COVID-19 Consumer Protection Act

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) charged chiropractor Eric Nepute and his company Quickwork LLC (collectively, “Quickwork”) with allegedly using false and deceptive claims to market products as scientifically proven to treat or prevent COVID-19 in violation of the COVID-19 Consumer Protection Act and the FTC Act. This is the FTC’s first action under the COVID-19 Consumer Protection Act.

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FTC Requires Divestiture in $1.7 Billion Wine and Spirits Merger

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) approved a final order requiring wine and spirits maker E. &. J. Gallo Winery (“Gallo”) to divest certain assets and remove certain other assets from its proposed asset purchase agreement with Constellation Brands, Inc. to resolve allegations that the agreement would harm competition for certain types of wines and spirits in violation of the FTC Act and the Clayton Act.

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FTC: No Scientific Proof that These Pills Can Grow Bones and Alleviate Joint Pain

  The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) sued supplement company ZyCal Bioceuticals Healthcare company, Inc. and a related individual (collectively “ZyCal”), and separate a marketing company Excellent Marketing Results, Inc. and a related individual (“EMR”) for using deceptive marketing practices to promote pills for alleviating joint pain in violation of the FTC Act.

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