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FTC Members Spar Over ‘Protected’ Speech On ‘Dr. Oz’ In Supplement Claims Enforcement

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FTC announces a settlement including $9 million in consumer redress for false ads for green coffee extract supplements. In a dissent, Commissioners Maureen Ohlhausen and Joshua Wright argue that comments made in TV programs are “protected non-commercial speech” and should not influence the amount of a fine.

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