Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a proposed rule that would regulate a broad range of “junk fees” in consumer goods and services, from resort fees associated with travel and lodging, to delivery fees associated with meal and grocery delivery, to convenience fees associated with financial services (the proposed rule). The proposed rule would generally prohibit the omission of mandatory fees from advertised prices. If finalized, violations of the proposed rule could result in civil penalties of up to $50,120 per violation. The public has 60 days to comment after the proposal is published in the Federal Register.Continue Reading FTC Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule Requiring Disclosure of Fees in Consumer Goods and Services

In late June 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced revised Endorsement Guides to strengthen and clarify guidance for advertisers and address emerging market trends concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. The FTC also announced a proposed rule banning fake reviews and testimonials.Continue Reading What’s in a Review? The FTC’s Updated Endorsement Guides and Proposed New Rule on Consumer Reviews