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  • Analysis Of The Federal Trade Commission

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    Established in 1914, the Federal Trade Commission is an independent regulatory agency in the United States. Its main role is to create a fair and competitive business trade in the United States. Originally established under President Wilson’s administration, the FTC was created to protect the public and businesses from unfair business trade and to formulate a strong and reliable relationship between consumers and businesses. Members of the Federal Trade Commission are appointed by the President and

  • Dental Examiners V. Federal Trade Commission Case Study

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    antitrust lawsuits. Last February, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission (Dental Examiners). Dental Examiners concerned the North Carolina Dental Board’s (Dental Board) decision to stop teeth whitening services by non-dentists in the state. The Federal Trade Commission alleged that the Board’s teeth whitening decision had violated antitrust laws by attempting to limit competition. Prior to Dental Examiners

  • Deceptive Advertising

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    are targeted by deceptive advertising it is just a matter of how consumer savvy you are. Almost all companies are guilty of this crime, including Phillip Morris Tobacco, weight loss programs and even grocery stores just to name a few. Under both Federal and State law, an ad is unlawful if it tends to mislead or deceive even if it doesn't actually fool anyone. If your ad is deceptive you'll face legal problems whether you intended to mislead the customer or not. What counts is the overall impression

  • What Is Consumer Protection?

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    Consumers have persistently demanded monetary value in the usage of quality goods and better services over time. There are many consumer protection rights to be discussed. This is implemented by the consumer rights offered and the protection granted by federal laws to consumers and evidenced by the lawsuits filed by different consumers. There are many rights allowing consumers to cancel a contract or file a claim to receive their money back if it exceeds $1.50. Some of the rights include that falsification

  • Business Law Case Study

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    Among the first agencies to further trade was the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) established in 1915 and charge with keeping American business competition free and fair. To prevent business practices that are anticompetitive, deceptive or unfair to consumers. Maintaining Competition by preventing anticompetitive mergers and business practices in the marketplace and by promoting fair competition through the enforcement of antitrust laws ("Federal Trade Commission," 2013, p. 1) ("About the FTC," n.d

  • Social Networing Sites: Befriending Identity Theft

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    Justice). Identity theft is defined as a crime where someone illegally acquires and utilizes another person’s vital information to deceive for personal gain. That same year, the Federal Trade Commission reported that identity theft crimes cost businesses and individuals an estimated $53 billion (Federal Trade Commission). Most Americans are familiar with identity theft but aren’t well-informed about the influence it has on the economy in addition to individuals. If potential victims are better educated

  • Consumer Protection and the Federal Government

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    had two major components: o “Every contract, combination in the form of a trust or otherwise, or conspiracy, in restraint of trade or commerce among the several States, or with foreign nations is declared to be illegal.” o “Every person who shall monopolize, or attempt to monopolize, or combine or conspire with any person or persons, to monopolize any part of the trade or commerce among the several states, or with foreign nations, shall be deemed guilty of a felony” (later changed from “misdemeanor”)

  • Advertising: Information or Manipulation?

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    Advertising: Information or Manipulation? In today’s difficult economy who can afford to spend their hard-earned money carelessly? Americans want good quality and low prices, and businesses that advertise their product make saving money possible. Advertising was created for one reason, so businesses could make known their product (Black, Hashimzade, and Myles). Some consumers may argue that advertising is not informative, but that it is manipulative because some advertisements make false

  • The Relationship Between Business and Government

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    environmental protection. The relationship between government and business is crucial and critical if American is to remain successful. Government will have to lay aside its bipar... ... middle of paper ... ...cles/cpr28n4-1.html Federal Trade Commission, (n.d.). Protecting America’s consumers. Retrieved from http:// Goodell, J. (2010). As the World Burns. Rolling Stone, 1096, 30-45, 62. http://search.proquest.

  • Advertising vs. Ethics

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    false, or misleading. For example, in 1914 the United States created the Federal Trade Commission as an antitrust weapon. Consumers have the right to know what they are purchasing, and that all necessary information is provided. Furthermore, the Federal Trade Commission’s mandate was extended to include protecting customers against deceptive advertising and fraudulent commercial practices. Originally the Federal Trade Commission used the reasonable-consumer standard, meaning, “it would prohibit only