Tag Archives: Andrew W. Eklund

FTC Sues 1-800 Contacts, Alleges Anticompetitive Agreements Among Competitors for Online Search

On August 8, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission sued 1-800 Contacts, alleging that it entered into anticompetitive bidding agreements with 14 of its rivals. According to the administrative complaint, these bidding agreements are an unfair method of competition because they unreasonably restrain competition for bidding on online search advertising auctions and restrict truthful, non-misleading ads. Previously, … Continue Reading

FTC Settles with Marketer of Bogus “Doctor Trusted” Seal and Deceptively Formatted Blogs

On June 21, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission settled claims against the purveyors of the “Doctor Trusted” seal certification program. Defendants marketed the “Doctor Trusted” certification and seal to health-related websites claiming that it was “one of the most effective ways to increase sales with the least amount of effort.”… Continue Reading