FTC’s Alternative Path to Restitution—Collaborating With State AGs [Bloomberg Law]

Bernie Nash, Milton Marquis, and Mira Baylson authored an article predicting that the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling revoking the FTC’s ability to go straight to federal court to seek monetary relief for unfair or deceptive acts will strengthen the commission’s partnership with state attorneys general. This will lead to an increase in sophisticated joint investigations, protracted settlement negotiations, and litigation. A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to the Federal Trade Commission, curtailing the FTC’s ability to seek monetary relief, such as restitution, for unfair or deceptive acts under Section 13(b) of the FTC Act.

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