Topic: David Vladeck

FTC's Vladeck to Exit Dec. 31 Deputy director Hardwood named acting director of Bureau of Consumer Protection

David Vladeck, the hard-charging director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection, is officially leaving on Dec. 31 to return to his faculty position at Georgetown University Law…

December 17, 2012, 1:07 PM EST

Putting Brands in Their Place FTC's David Vladeck leads the charge in the feds' crackdown on deceptive ads

Advertisers can’t say they weren’t warned. Three years ago, right after joining the Federal Trade Commission as director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, David Vladeck stood before the ad industry’s…

November 13, 2012, 12:12 AM EST

Ab Circle Pro's Quick-Fix Exercise Claim Gets Workout From FTC Reader's Digest Association on hook for bulk of $25 million settlement

The quick-fix exercise pitch of Ab Circle Pro, "only 3 minutes=100 sit ups!" is nothing but pump fiction. To settle Federal Trade Commission charges of deceptive advertising, the marketers of…

August 23, 2012, 11:44 AM EDT

Skechers Settles Deceptive Ad Case With FTC for $40M Reminiscent of Reebok suit, settlement is commission's largest

When it comes to cracking down on health and fitness claims in ads, the Federal trade Commission isn't sitting on its butt. Skechers' health and fitness advertising claims didn't go the…

May 16, 2012, 12:38 PM EDT

FTC Cracks Down on Deceptive Auto Ads Five local dealers forced to pull ads

Local auto ads have never been known for their subtlety, but some went too far, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Five dealers around the country agreed to settle with…

March 15, 2012, 10:38 AM EDT

Government Wants Acai Berry Marketing Sites Shut Down FTC files suit over 'fake' news sites

The Federal Trade Commission took action Tuesday to shut down what it says are 10 websites that have been masquerading as news sites in an attempt to market acai berry…

April 19, 2011, 3:39 PM EDT