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FTC Scores Preliminary Injunction Against ‘Free Trial’ Scam, Another Case That Could Test Agency Authorities

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The US Federal Trade Commission’s authority to secure permanent injunctions against defendants and obtain penalties for misconduct under FTC Act consumer protection provisions has taken hits in federal appeals courts of late. But for now, it is business as usual for the FTC in California federal court where it just won a preliminary injunction against alleged beauty and dietary supplement “free trial” fraudsters.

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