The Difficulties Of Challenging An FTC Subpoena

Law360, New York (January 20, 2012, 1:01 PM EST) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently issued a decision that underscores how difficult it is to defeat a subpoena issued by the Federal Trade Commission.

In FTC v. Church & Dwight Co. Inc., the court deferred to the FTC’s broad interpretation of its own compulsory process resolution and required Church & Dwight (C&D), the nation’s leading manufacturer of condoms and household products, to produce documents in accordance with that interpretation.

The court’s decision indicates that ambiguities in FTC compulsory process resolutions...
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