US FTC Says It’s On ‘Solid Ground’ To Bring Cases Following Notices Of Penalty Offense
The US Federal Trade Commission is "fully prepared" to bring forward cases after issuing hundreds of penalty offense notices in April regarding health claims substantiation, and it is likely to seek injunctive and monetary relief, said Samuel Levine, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, at the National Advertising Division’s annual conference in Philadelphia.
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