U.S. Federal Trade Commission News

Appeals court rules FCC regulatory order 'does not rob' FTC authority to pursue case against AT&T

By Karen Kidd | Mar 9, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — A federal appeals court recently uphelp the Federal Trade Commission's regulatory authority over large Internet service providers and allowed the commission to move ahead in its case against AT&T for allegedly throttling the data speeds of millions of unlimited data plan customers.

Qualcomm faces legal battles over chip technology

By Dee Thompson | Apr 21, 2017

Tech giant Qualcomm is facing litigation on several fronts related to its exclusive patent on the chip essential to all iPhones.

D-Link enlists nonprofit to defend against FTC's allegations of insecure devices

By Rebecca Campbell | Feb 26, 2017

FOUNTAIN VALLEY — D-Link Systems Inc. has retained Cause of Action Institute to represent the company in its defense against the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) claims regarding its security practices.

AT&T heads back to court for impending class-action suit over data-throttling

By Gianni da Costa | Nov 17, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO  -- The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will decide whether or not a group of consumers can continue with their class-action lawsuit against telecommunications giant AT&T. The consumers seek to hold AT&T legally responsible for their "data-throttling" practices.

1-800Contacts allegedly violated antitrust law, faces two lawsuits

By Robert Lawson | Nov 7, 2016

SAN DIEGO — 1-800Contacts is facing action from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and two civil lawsuits stemming from alleged antitrust law violation and unfair business practices.

1-800 Contacts faces more legal trouble for restricting trademark use in online searches

By Gianni da Costa | Nov 4, 2016

SAN DIEGO – Just a few months after being scrutinized by the FTC, 1-800 Contacts has once again come under fire for orchestrating bidding agreements amongst its competitors The company is facing two class-action complaints brought by residents of Southern California.

Federal court dismisses FTC's data throttling suit against AT&T

By Russell Boniface | Sep 26, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – On Aug. 29 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit dismissed a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) lawsuit against AT&T accusing it of slowing data speeds, or data throttling, on customers subscribed to unlimited smartphone data plans without clearly disclosing the policy.

FTC files suit against Volkswagen over alleged defeat devices

By Wadi Reformado | Mar 30, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal agency has filed a suit against a car manufacturer alleging that it knowingly violated U.S. environmental law by putting a "defeat device" in its cars that would temporarily reduce emissions in order to pass inspection.

Lumosity sued for allegedly violating Federal Trade Commission Act

By Travis Zuellig | Jan 24, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint for permanent injunction and other equitable relief against two individuals and a Delaware corporation they are employed by.

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