Consumer Redress Amount Doesn’t Add Up

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Back in October of 2021, the FTC announced a settlement with Resident Home, LLC and its CEO, Ran Reske, for deceptively advertising its DreamCloud brand mattresses as being made with 100% USA-made materials. The administrative settlement included $753,300 in monetary redress pursuant to Section 19 of the FTC Act. Despite agreeing that Resident Home had violated the law, then-Commissioners Phillips and Wilson dissented to the settlement on the grounds that the monetary relief exceeded the Commission’s authority. [Full disclosure: the author worked as an Attorney Advisor for Commissioner Phillips from February 2021-October 2022.]