FTC Sues To Shut Down Acai Weight-Loss Sites

Law360, New York (April 19, 2011, 7:24 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission has asked federal courts in New York, Illinois, Georgia and elsewhere to stop a slew of companies from allegedly using fake news sites to sell acai berry weight-loss products, the watchdog said Tuesday.

In a series of complaints filed over the last week, the consumer protection agency accused the operators of nine websites of trying to scam people into buying the products, often by using the names and logos of major news outlets like ABC, CBS and USA Today to falsely claim...
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Federal Trade Commission v Tanner Garrett Vaughn, et al


Case Number

2:11-cv-00630

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Washington Western

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Other Statutory Actions

Judge

Richard A Jones

Date Filed

April 13, 2011


Case Title

Federal Trade Commission v. Dunlevy


Case Number

1:11-cv-01226

Court

Georgia Northern

Nature of Suit

Fraud or Truth-In-Lending

Judge

Thomas W. Thrash, Jr

Date Filed

April 14, 2011


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Federal Trade Commission v. Coulomb Media, Inc. et al


Case Number

2:11-cv-11618

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Michigan Eastern

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Judge

Robert H. Cleland

Date Filed

April 14, 2011


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Federal Trade Commission v. DLXM LLC et al


Case Number

1:11-cv-01889

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New York Eastern

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Other Statutory Actions

Judge

Frederic Block

Date Filed

April 18, 2011

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