The FDA has promulgated regulations clarifying the permissible scope of dietary supplement claims that have an effect on a structure or function of the body ("structure/function" claims). The regulation attempts to differentiate what constitutes permissible structure/function claims from impermissible disease claims. This is the guidance that all dietary supplement marketers have been craving since the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act ("DSHEA") was passed in 1994.
This article discusses the Federal Trade Commission's definition of "door-to-door" sales (it's more expansive that you think!) the requirements, and how they apply to direct sellers.
An overview of the opportunities and problems inherent in Binary Compensation Plans, based on a common format utilized by companies selling prepaid long distance telephone cards.
This article examines the legal issues surrounding written earnings claims and income representations made by direct selling, multilevel marketing or network marketing companies and their distributors, and analyzes federal and state law relative to such representations.
A primer covering multilevel marketing, buying clubs, business opportunity statutes, referral sales, securities, lotteries, and recent litigation.
Discusses the timely topic of what legal problems are associated with override bonuses on training programs.
If God had been running an MLM rather than delivering the Jews from Egypt, the first
of the Ten Commandments given to Moses would have been "thou shalt not steal thy
neighbors downline." Following closely on the heels of this commandment would be "thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's downline," and "thou shalt not commingle downlines."
Are You "EnviroLegally Correct"? SalesWatch, January, 1996
This issue of SalesWatch(SM) discusses the Federal Trade Commissions Guides for the Use Environmental Marketing Claims and the FTC's enforcement activities against manufacturers and marketers who "went to far."
Over the last few years, the FTC has actively and vigorously pursued manufacturers and marketings of consumer products, ranging from dietary supplements, weight loss, body building, and hair restoring products for making improper product claims.
Additionally, the FTC has begun to take action against the individual decision-makers in involved in marketing these products. Some of the fines involved exceed $1,000,000.
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