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The Consumer Protection Committee is the ABA’s place to be for developments in the law of false advertising, deceptive marketing, and unfair trade practices. Our focus: law enforcement, rulemaking, and business guidance by the FTC, DoJ, CFPB, other federal agencies, state attorneys general, the Better Business Bureau, and their international counterparts. We keep you informed on the latest developments so you know what’s on the regulatory radar screen and we discuss compliance best practices. Our committee has broad participation from government law enforcers and the defense bar, fostering robust discussion about emerging issues like social media and mobile marketing. In the past year, members who attended our convenient dial-from-your-desk programs – including the popular monthly current developments series – received timely insights about the revised Green Guides, ad substantiation standards, “up to” claims, and “natural” claims. We work closely with the Advertising Disputes & Litigation and Privacy and Information Security committees. Through our publications, programs and communications, the Consumer Protection Committee is your best source for the rules of the road for advertisers and marketers.


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[Program Materials] Consumer Protection Update - October 2014

November 19, 2014
 
Section Events

    Operation Full Disclosure: What You Need to Know About TV and Print Disclaimers

    12/01/2014-12/01/2014

    On September 23, the FTC announced Operation Full Disclosure, an initiative to reiterate basic disclosure principles for material terms and limitations in ads to ensure they are clear and conspicuous. The FTC staff reviewed over a thousand tv and print advertisements and sent 60 warning letters to some ...

    Taking Stock of the State Action Doctrine In Light of North Carolina Board of Dental Exambers v. FTC

    12/03/2014-12/03/2014

    In North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC, the Supreme Court will consider whether a state regulatory agency can be considered a private actor if a majority of its members are market participants who are elected to the post by other market participants. This program will take place shortly ...

    Cartel and Criminal Practice Town Hall Meeting

    12/03/2014-12/03/2014

    This Program will be a Town Hall meeting that informs members of current Committee programs and activities and provides information on how to get involved.Moderator: *Kathleen Beasley, Haynes and Bonne LLPSpeakers: *Brandon Duke, Winston & Strawn LLP*Jennifer DixtonFREE: Antitrust Section Members, Government, ...

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Chair:

Mudge, Amy

Council Representative:

Silber, Seth

Vice-Chairs:

Blynn, Daniel
Colbath, Bruce
Fair, Lesley
Kahn, Benita
Miller, Randall

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Summaries of recent consumer protection- and advertising-related litigation decisions and filings (co-sponsored by the Advertising Disputes & Litigation committee).
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