Yesterday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Alvaro Bedoya to serve as an FTC Commissioner  

Mr. Bedoya fills the seat on the Commission previously held by CFPB Director Rohit Chopra.  He joins the two other Democratic FTC Commissioners, Lina Khan, Chair of the Commission, and Rebecca Slaughter, thereby ending a 2-2 split and restoring a 3-2 Democratic

The CFPB and the FTC recently filed an amicus brief in an appeal to the Second Circuit, arguing that the Court should reject the District Court’s “unduly narrow” interpretation of the FCRA requirement that consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) follow reasonable procedures to assure accuracy of information included in consumer reports.

In Sessa v. Trans Union

The Fourth Circuit heard argument earlier this week on whether Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act shields on-line data aggregator, PublicData.com, from FCRA liability in a putative class action dismissed last year by a federal judge in Virginia.  We previously blogged about the amicus brief filed in the appeal by the CFPB, FTC, and

The Federal Trade Commission issued two notices this week concerning the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR)—an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) and a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR).  Both notices address the TSR’s exemption of business-to-business (B2B) telemarketing calls.  The FTC issued the new notices following its review of comments received in response to the regulatory

We discuss the industries and practices that have been the subject of recent FTC enforcement focus, including: marketing, servicing, and collection practices involving small business financing such as merchant cash advances; auto add-on product sales practices; product endorsements and reviews; dark patterns; marketing practices of for-profit schools; lead generation; and COVID-related fraud.  We also discuss

The FTC has announced a stipulated order of judgment in a lawsuit that it recently filed against Saint James School of Medicine, a for-profit medical school located in the Caribbean, together with its operator and financiers.  The $1.2 million judgment will be used toward refunds and debt cancellation for students who financed their education within

The CFPB has issued its annual Fair Debt Collection Practices Act report covering the CFPB’s debt collection activities in 2021.  The report incorporates information from the FTC’s most recent annual letter to the CFPB describing its 2021 activities in the debt collection market, including information about the FTC’s enforcement actions involving collection practices directed at

The FTC has announced the settlement of a lawsuit filed jointly with the Illinois Attorney General against a group of auto dealerships that alleged the dealerships violated federal and state law by engaging in deceptive practices in connection with add-on charges and by discriminating against Black consumers in connection with the financing of vehicle purchases. 

President Biden has signed an Executive Order intended to respond to the explosive growth in digital assets, including cryptocurrencies.  Titled “Executive Order on Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets,” the Order is described by the White House as “outlining the first ever, whole-of-government approach to addressing the risks and harnessing the potential benefits