Month: April 2018

Apr 22 2018

MarketingProfs Publishes Article on B2B TSR Exemption by Telemarketing Compliance Lawyer Richard B. Newman

On April 19, MarketingProfs published an article authored by telemarketing compliance attorney Richard B. Newman, entitled ‘The B2B Exemption to the Telemarketing Sales Rule.’ In the article, Richard discusses the FTC’s Telemarketing Sale Rule (TSR) and its key provisions, including disclosure obligations,  prohibited misrepresentations, calling curfews, caller ID requirements, abandonment prohibitions, billing and payment restrictions, upsell requirements, pre-recorded message restrictions and…

Apr 19 2018

FTC Approves Final Settlement Regarding Deceptive “Made in USA” Claims

The Federal Trade Commission recently announced the approval of a final consent order settling charges that Pennsylvania-based Bollman Hat Company has agreed to stop deceptive use of its “American Made Matters” certification and marketing materials.   First announced in January 2018, the FTC’s complaint against Bollman Hat Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary, SaveAnAmericanJob, LLC, alleges that Bollman…

Apr 17 2018

New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Home Improvement Contractor Investigations On The Rise

NYC Department of Consumer Affairs investigations that involve issues pertaining to work deficiencies and model home improvement contracts are on the rise. Regarding the latter, for contracts and estimates involving the provision of home improvement contracting services to any consumer in New York City, contractors should use the current Model Contract and Model Estimate in…