Addressing the Redress: District Court Limits the Scope of FTC Consumer Redress for Rule Violations
In the wake of AMG Capital Management v. FTC and Liu v. SEC, uncertainty has loomed as to how courts should measure the consumer redress available to the FTC under Section 19 of the FTC Act. In May, a court in the District of Arizona squarely addressed this issue.
New Law Regulating Online Marketplaces Will Impact Sellers, Too
Starting June 27, operators of online marketplaces will need to comply with a new federal statute, the Integrity, Notification, and Fairness in Online Market Retail Marketplaces for Consumers Act or INFORM Act.
Could Texas Ban the Sale of Union-Made Goods? After National Pork Producers, We Still Don't Know
The Supreme Court's opinion last month in National Pork Producers Council v. Ross raises more questions than it answers regarding what state laws might violate the dormant Commerce Clause. California prohibits the in-state sale of pork that comes from pigs raised in "cruel" conditions—even though nearly all the pork sold in California is raised in other states. The Court upheld that law in the face of a dormant Commerce Clause challenge. But the Court's fractured reasoning makes it hard to predict how other laws might fare.