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FTC PROPOSES REVISIONS TO THE GUIDES CONCERNING THE USE OF ENDORSEMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS IN ADVERTISING

On July 26, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a request for comments on proposed revisions to its Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The Guides, 16 CFR part 255, are designed to assist businesses and others in conforming their endorsement and testimonial advertising practices to the requirements of section 5 of the FTC Act. Although the Guides interpret laws administered by the Commission, and thus are advisory in nature, […]

SPECULATION ENDS – FDCPA AND UDAP CROSS PATHS

Massive revisions to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and its implementing Regulation F, have been unfolding over the past few years. The final rule is effective on November 30, 2021, although the CFPB has proposed to extend the effective date to January 29, 2022. Many banks want to operate under the assumption that the FDCPA and Regulation F do not apply to their operations. We have steadfastly maintained that the law and regulation […]