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  • WASHINGTON, May 2- Businesses better have good evidence to back up claims of health benefits from their products, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Monday after the Supreme Court rejected POM Wonderful's challenge to FTC findings that the juice maker's advertising was misleading. The Supreme Court left in place a lower-court ruling that largely...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court ruling that found advertising claims of the health benefits of POM Wonderful juices were deceptive. The Federal Trade Commission and the federal appeals court in Washington faulted POM for asserting that its products curb the risk of heart disease, prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction and are...

  • WASHINGTON, May 2- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected POM Wonderful's challenge to a 2010 Federal Trade Commission finding that the pomegranate juice maker's advertising was misleading in claiming its products fight ailments such as heart disease, prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction. The Supreme Court left in place a January 2015 ruling by the...

  • NEW YORK— The Latest on a U.S. senator's call for an investigation into the practices of an outdoor advertising company in New York:. Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the technique. Charles Schumer is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate an advertising technique that uses mobile phone data to...

  • A summary judgment opinion issued Wednesday in a Federal Trade Commission case against Amazon is the latest example of what these routine deletions cost the public. As my Reuters colleagues Diane Bartz and Dan Levine reported, U.S. District Judge John Coughenour of Seattle determined that Amazon is liable to the parents of children who bought items like "a...

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- Invibio, a division of Victrex PLC that makes a key polymer used in spinal and other medical implants, agreed to settle allegations that it demanded exclusive contracts to illegally maintain its high market share, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. The FTC said Invibio, which makes polyetheretherketone, or PEEK, insisted on...

  • NEW YORK— A federal judge has ruled that Amazon is liable for in-app purchases made by children, the latest development in a suit filed by the Federal Trade Commission in 2014.. The FTC reached a settlement agreement with Apple and Google in 2014 about in-app purchases made by children without parental consent but sued Amazon when the Seattle company did not...

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- A federal judge has ruled that Amazon.com was liable for billing parents for unauthorized charges that children made within apps, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. A judge on Tuesday granted the FTC's motion for summary judgment on liability but also granted Amazon's motion regarding injunctive relief.

  • District Judge Charles Breyer of San Francisco made the formal announcement in court Thursday morning: Volkswagen has reached an agreement in principle to resolve the clean diesel emissions cheating mess in the U.S. The company's settlement encompasses U.S. and California officials, including the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission, and...

  • 2007- USA- Competitors and consumer groups push U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google's acquisition of online display advertising firm DoubleClick. 2009-2010- EUROPE- Rivals and industry trade groups file complaints against Google to a variety of national regulators in Europe, citing competition concerns. 2010- EUROPE- European Commission...

  • Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced on Monday that Bill Baer will serve as acting associate attorney general, leaving his position as head of the department's Antitrust Division to take the No. 3 post at the department. "From his work at the Federal Trade Commission to his leadership of the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, he has demonstrated...

  • March 31- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday it had filed a lawsuit accusing Endo International Plc of violating antitrust laws by striking "pay-for-delay" deals to block access to generic copies of its pain drugs. The FTC's complaint, filed in the Eastern District court of Pennsylvania, alleges that Endo paid the first companies that sought...

  • March 31- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said it filed a complaint in a district court accusing Endo International Plc of violating antitrust laws by striking "pay-for-delay" deals to block access to generic copies of its drugs. The FTC's complaint alleges that Endo paid the first generic companies that filed for FDA approval- Impax Laboratories Inc and...

  • March 30- Pfizer Inc and Allergan Plc said they have received a request for additional information from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission with respect to their merger. The FTC's request for information extends the waiting period required under antitrust rules to 30 days, after the companies have provided the information. The companies said the request was...

  • WASHINGTON, March 29- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed suit on Tuesday against Volkswagen AG for falsely advertising that hundreds of thousands of its diesel vehicles were environmentally friendly, when the German automaker knew they were actually emitting excess pollution. The FTC filed suit in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, saying that U.S....

  • WASHINGTON, March 29- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed suit Tuesday against Volkswagen AG for falsely advertising that hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles were environmentally friendly, when they were secretly emitting excess pollution. The FTC filed suit in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, saying that U.S. consumers suffered "billions of...

  • WASHINGTON, March 22- One of the commissioners on the Federal Trade Commission, Julie Brill, will resign and leave the U.S. agency at the end of March, the FTC said in a statement on Tuesday. It is headed by Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, a Democrat. The other members are Terrell McSweeny, also a Democrat, and Maureen Ohlhausen, a Republican.

  • WASHINGTON, March 21- The fate of Staples Inc's planned merger with Office Depot Inc, which U.S. antitrust regulators have sued to stop, depends in part on whether a district court judge decides that Amazon.com Inc will soon become a behemoth in the office supply business. In opening arguments on Monday in the court fight between the Federal Trade Commission and...

  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation raided Tiversa's Pittsburgh headquarters in early March and seized documents, the people said. The Justice Department's criminal investigation of Tiversa began after Richard Wallace, a former Tiversa employee, alleged in a 2015 Federal Trade Commission hearing that the cybersecurity firm gave the agency doctored...

  • WASHINGTON, March 15- Lord& Taylor, which is owned by Hudson's Bay Co, has settled with a U.S. regulator over the store's decision to advertise in an online magazine without disclosing the article as advertising, the Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday. Lord& Taylor caught the attention of the agency when they paid for an article in the online fashion...