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SAN FRANCISCO — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a complaint for permanent injunction and other equitable relief against two individuals and their employer, a Delaware corporation.

The FTC filed a lawsuit on Jan. 4 in the Northern District of California District Court San Francisco Division against Lumos Labs, Inc., d/b/a Lumosity and Kunal Sarkar and Michael Scanlon, individually and as officers of Lumos Labs. This case was brought under the Federal Trade Commission Act.

The FTC is pursing numerous counts, including false and unsubstantiated real-world performance claims, false or unsubstantiated claims for age-related conditions, false or unsubstantiated claims for other health conditions, false proof claims and deceptive use of testimonials. The case was brought in connection with the labeling, advertising, marketing, distribution and sale of the “Lumosity Program,” which is an online subscription-based “brain training” program featuring games and tasks.

The FTC is seeking to enter a permanent injunction to prevent future violations of the FTC Act and to award such relief and any costs the court finds necessary.

Michelle Rusk, Annette Soberats and Mary Johnson will represent the plaintiff.

Northern District of California District Court San Francisco Division 316-cv-00001-SK

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