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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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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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FTC Sues Shoe Company Over Unsubstantiated Pain Relief Claims

The Federal Trade Commission sued Gravity Defyer Medical Technology Corporation and its owner, Alexander Elnekaveh, (collectively, “Gravity Defyer”) over allegations that Gravity Defyer made extensive false claims of unproven pain relief for wearers of its shoes in violation of the FTC Act, and the FTC further alleged that the owner violated a 2001 FTC Order arising barring Elnekaveh from making misrepresentations through user testimonials or about tests, studies, or research.

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New York AG James Recovers Over $36 Million for Gift Card Fraud

New York AG Letitia James reached a settlement with global retailer H&M Hennes & Mauritz, L.P. and whistleblower William S. French to resolve allegations that H&M improperly retained unused gift card balances that should have been transferred to the New York State Abandoned Property Fund, and falsely claimed that the funds had been transferred out of…

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