Is the Commission saber-rattling or moving the goalposts?
By: David Bland
The (FTC) is saying ‘we’ve got other tools,’ but what they are hoping for is that Congress will act.
—John Villafranco, Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
At a time when the FTC should be contrite for having been caught for abusing its power, they’re doubling down.
—Kevin Thompson, Partner, Thompson Burton PLLC
The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) focus on its power to punish continued in recent weeks as it threatened the use of punitive action against its favorite targets. The Commmission’s latest announcement has important implications for industries under its scrutiny, including the direct selling channel.
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AMG Capital Management v. Federal Trade CommissionBusiness Opportunity RuleCommissioner Rohit Chopradirect selling channelJohn E VillafrancoKelley Drye and Warren LLPKevin ThompsonMay 2021Office of the General CounselPenalty Offense AuthorityRebecca Kelly SlaughterThe Case for Resurrecting the FTC Act’s Penalty Offense AuthorityThe Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC)Thompson Burton PLLCU.S. Supreme Court