Posts Tagged: FTC settlement


Sony Settles FTC Charges Over Misleading Ads For PlayStation Vita Gaming Console

The FTC’s complaint against Sony charges the company with making false claims about the PS Vita’s “cross platform gaming” or “cross-save” feature. Sony claimed, for …
9 months ago 0

FTC Bars Patent Assertion Entity From Using Deceptive Tactics

The settlement with MPHJ is the first time the FTC has taken action using its consumer protection authority against a patent assertion entity (PAE). PAEs are companies …
10 months ago 10

Google Agrees to Change Its Business Practices to Resolve FTC Competition Concerns on Standard Essential Patents

Under a settlement reached with the FTC, Google will meet its prior commitments to allow competitors access – on fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory terms – to patents on critical …
3 years ago 0

FTC Stops “History Sniffing” by Online Advertising Network

An online advertising company agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it used “history sniffing” to secretly and illegally gather data from millions of consumers about …
3 years ago 0

Under FTC Settlement, Bosch Agrees to Make Certain Patents Available to Competitors

According to the FTC’s complaint, Bosch’s acquisition of SPX’s Service Solutions business would give Bosch monopoly power in the U.S. market for ACRRR …
3 years ago 0

Fake News Sites Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Advertising

The Clickbooth affiliate network has agreed to pay $2 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its affiliate marketers deceived consumers through bogus weight-loss claims on fake …
3 years ago 0

FTC Settles Charges That Payday Loan Tossed Sensitive Consumer Data into Trash Dumpsters

A company that provides management services to more than 300 payday loan and check cashing stores, and an affiliated company that owns and operates several stores, will pay $101,500 …
3 years ago 1

Sherwin-Williams and PPG Settle FTC Charges That They Misled Consumers to Believe Their Paints Were Free of Potentially Harmful Volatile Organic Compounds

The two companies agreed to settlements with the FTC requiring them to stop making the allegedly deceptive claim that their Dutch Boy Refresh and Pure Performance interior …
3 years ago 0

FTC Halts Computer Spying by Secretly Installed Software

Seven rent-to-own companies and a software design firm have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they spied on consumers using computers that consumers rented from …
3 years ago 0

Skechers to Pay $40 Million for False Advertising

Yet another ad that the FTC took issue with was one featuring celebrities including Kim Kardashian and Brooke Burke, which aired during the 2011 Super Bowl. In the …
3 years ago 2

FTC Settles Charges of Anticompetitive Conduct Against Intel

The Federal Trade Commission approved a settlement with Intel Corp. that resolves charges the company illegally stifled competition in the market for computer chips. Intel has agreed …
5 years ago 0

FTC Bars Deceptive and Misleading Biodegradable Claims

This week the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced it had preliminarily reached a settlement with Dyna-E International and its owner George Wheeler, which would bar the retailer …
6 years ago 0