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false advertising

Advertising that contains blatantly false or misleading statements, whether intentional or not.False advertising may be grounds for rescission,or cancellation,of a contract,and it may also provide the basis for an award of compensatory and punitive damages.

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Shahzad Ansar, Member CCP in his presentation on the Office of Fair Trade (OFT), said that the Competition Act protects the consumer from deceptive marketing practices adding that the Competition Act forbids false and deceptive claims having no reasonable basis and the fraudulent use of the trademarks of other undertakings.
Furthermore, such actions may lead to or amount to deceptive marketing practices in violation of Section 10 of the Competition Act, 2010 (the 'Act').
Ensuring privacy of personal information and protection against deceptive marketing practices, and other consumers' rights.
Lastly, Impugned Order also held TPL and TAAP in violation of Section 10 of the ordinance for engaging in deceptive marketing.
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Online travel site disciplined: A company accused of engaging in a pyramid scheme to sell online travel franchises has agreed to stop its allegedly deceptive marketing, state Attorney General Jerry Brown announced Thursday.
After a Senate inquiry found evidence of deceptive marketing, AARP has hired an outside investigator to look into sales of some of its health insurance products.
on behalf of state agencies he said were damaged by "the company's allegedly deceptive marketing and promotion" of Vioxx.
Whitehouse Station NJ) over what the state alleges was deceptive marketing of its former prescription painkiller Vioxx.
has settled a multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed by two of its competitors who allege the Springdale-based poultry producer used deceptive marketing about its antibiotics use in chickens.
However, due to continuing concerns about the safety and well-being of youth enrolled in private programs, the Committee requested that GAO (1) identify and examine the facts and circumstances surrounding additional closed cases where a teenager died, was abused, or both, while enrolled in a private program; and (2) identify cases of deceptive marketing or questionable practices in the private residential program industry.
The Nutrition Detective program teaches kids how to read food labels, identify deceptive marketing practices and learn to identify and choose healthy foods.