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FTC Halts Stem Cell Claims

A California-based physician and the companies that he controls have settled charges by the Federal Trade Commission that “amniotic stem cell therapy” can treat serious diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, autism, macular degeneration, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and heart attacks.As set forth in the complaint, the defendants earned millions of

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False Advertising Penalties Are a Matter of Degree

In the matter of United States v. Arif, the First Circuit considered the issue of when false advertising constitutes a crime.In Arif, Mustafa Hassan Arif conditionally pled guilty to wire fraud in 2016 for allegedly selling non-FDA approved prescription drug products that purported to treat or cure numerous diseases and

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CRTC Issues Penalties for Malware Distribution

The Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL) does not just prohibit non-consensual commercial messages.  The  Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission also enforces CASL’s prohibitions on  the non-consensual installation of software onto a person’s computer.As reported by FTC (CID) investigation defense lawyer Richard B. Newman, on July 11, 2018, the CRTC issued Notices

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FTC Defense Lawyer on Action Illustrating Need to Hold Partners Accountable

The Federal Trade Commission recently announced the settlement of allegations that marketers deceived consumers via a get-rich quick scheme.  According to reports, the operators have agreed to a permanent ban on marketing or selling certain types of software.The FTC alleges that the international network of defendants deceived consumers by falsely

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FTC Announces Campaign to Help Businesses Strengthen Cyber Defenses

The Federal Trade Commission has recently announced plans to launch a national education campaign to assist small businesses strengthen their cyber defenses and protect sensitive data that they store.As outlined in a new Staff Perspective report, the FTC will develop and distribute reader-friendly educational materials with information about cybersecurity that

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