FTC Can't Halt $275M False Marketing Suit Amid Shutdown

Law360, New York (October 4, 2013, 3:13 PM EDT) -- A Nevada judge on Thursday denied the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s shutdown-related request to halt its suit against a businessman accused of a massive deceptive marketing scheme, saying even a short delay could set the case back by months.

U.S. District Court Judge Miranda M. Du rejected the agency’s bid to stay the civil prong of its ongoing litigation against Jeremy Johnson, who allegedly pocketed more than $275 million by luring consumers into deceptive “trial” memberships and bogus money-making schemes through dozens of corporations he owned....
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