CommLaw Monitor

News and analysis from Kelley Drye’s communications practice group

Hearing on Calling Card Consumer Protection Bill Today

The House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection, will hold a hearing today on the " Calling Card Consumer Protection Act of 2009" (HR 3993) . The bill would require…

FTC Red Flag Rule Effective Date Set for November 1

The enforcement date for the FTC "Red Flag Rule" to prevent identity theft has been extended until November 1, 2009 in order to give businesses more time to understand the rule and take steps to comply. The rule…

FTC BringsThird Prepaid Card Case This Year

The Federal Trade Commission has sued Diamond Phone Card and two individuals for allegedly(1) misrepresenting the number of minutes provided by the cards and (2) failing to disclose adequately the effect of fees on the…

Senate Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Advertising Trends and Consumer Protection

On July 22, 2009, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance held a hearing on advertising trends and consumer protection. David…

Card Distributors Agree to Pay $2.25 Million as Part of FTC Crackdown on Fraud in the Prepaid Calling Card Industry

Major prepaid calling card distributors have agreed to pay $2.25 million as part of a settlement to resolve Federal Trade Commission charges that they made false claims to consumers about the number of minutes of talk…