US FTC Section 13(b) Revamp Gains Traction With Senate ‘Fix’ In The Works
There is strong support for a bipartisan fix to discourage marketplace fraud and anticompetitive practices and enable consumer redress under the FTC Act. But Congress is distracted and deeply divided with different ideas about how extensive the FTC’s authorities should be under Section 13(b) of the FTC Act.
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