$11.5M FTC Acai Settlement Requires More Transparency: Judge

Law360, New York (September 13, 2012, 2:13 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Tuesday conditionally approved the Federal Trade Commission's $11.5 million deceptive marketing settlement with Circa Direct LLC over acai berry-based products, allowing for the settlement to go through without Circa admitting any liability while requiring the FTC be more transparent with its allegations by creating a web page.

Because Circa admitted no wrongdoing in the settlement, U.S. District Judge Renee Marie Bumb ordered the FTC to publicly back up its allegations that Circa falsely marketed acai berry-based products as promoting rapid...
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