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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…