FTC's Pom Ad Ban Broke Free Speech Laws, Nonprofits Say

Law360, Los Angeles (August 22, 2013, 7:57 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission broke free speech laws when it barred Pom Wonderful LLC from making disease-related claims in advertisements unless the claims are backed by randomized clinical trials, the Alliance for Natural Health-USA told the D.C. Circuit on Wednesday.

The Alliance for Natural Health-USA and another nonprofit TechFreedom allege that the FTC deciding in January that Pom made false and misleading claims that its pomegranate drinks and supplement could fight diseases will have far-reaching impacts on other companies selling nutritional products.

Pursuant to the FTC...
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