Recent court decisions concerning Section 13(b) of FTC Act could change decades of precedent
By: David Rauf
The FTC has taken the position that the injunctive relief permitted by 13(b) allows it to disgorge revenue from scammers and corporations as well as regain restitution for victims.
“There’s an existing process outside of 13(b) for the FTC to pursue monetary relief, but it is cumbersome and requires more due process, which is why the FTC doesn’t like it.” —Larry Steinberg, Chair, Multilevel Marketing Industry Group, Buchalter
This could dramatically affect the relationship between the direct selling industry and the FTC. —Larry Steinberg, Chair, Multilevel Marketing Industry Group, Buchalter
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) can continue to seek monetary rewards when it sues scammers and firms accused of deceptive business practices, setting the stage for a ruling that will have wide-ranging ramifications for the direct selling channel.
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