FTC Returns Nearly $1M To Consumers Duped By NutraClick, A Relic Of Section 13(b) Authority
The agency laments that such refunds to wronged consumers will be more difficult to provide since the US Supreme Court ruled in 2021 that it lacks authority under Section 13(b) of the FTC Act to seek monetary relief in federal court. NutraClick has agreed to be banned from negative option marketing as part of its September 2020 settlement with the FTC.
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FTC Will Ask Congress To Sharpen Monetary Relief Authority Dulled By Supreme Court Ruling
Justice Breyer suggests FTC ask Congress to strengthen its enforcement rules. It is “free to ask Congress to grant it further remedial authority,” according to court opinion stating a rule the FTC has wielded for forty years to impose financial penalties doesn’t grant it authority to obtain equitable monetary relief.
NSF Leaders On How New Cosmetics Certification Could Bolster MoCRA Compliance
NSF’s Contents and Claims Certified Guideline for beauty and personal-care products should position companies well for compliance with new US regulations under the Modernization of Cosmetic Regulations Act, the organization says. NSF senior leaders discuss in an interview with HBW Insight.