The FTC Thinks Redress Looks Disgorgeous On You

Law360, New York (August 17, 2012, 7:04 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection routinely goes into federal district court seeking redress or disgorgement in cases of alleged fraud and deception. The folks in the FTC’s Bureau of Competition recently indicated that they may want to start more regularly seeking such relief. One interesting question raised by all of this is: Can the FTC really do this?

For the first 60 or so years of its existence, the FTC primarily challenged conduct through administrative litigation conducted within the FTC before an administrative...
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