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The New FTC Direct Selling Guidance… Imperfect, But a Good Start – New Article

by Jeffrey A Babener (First Published in World of Direct Selling) Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in Leonard Cohen… Anthem The new FTC Direct Selling … Continue reading

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FTC and Direct Selling Come to the Table as Stakeholders: H.R. 3409

by Jeffrey A Babener (First Published in World of Direct Selling) Everything dies baby, that’s a fact. But maybe everything that dies someday comes back. Bruce Springsteen, Atlantic City By Jeff Babener, Copyright 2017 What a difference a year makes. In a well-received … Continue reading

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Is the FTC ramping up regulation of the MLM Industry?

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez argued on October, 2016 at the DSA Policy Conference that it was time to ratchet up regulation of the direct selling industry, and not a time to “put the brakes” on more regulation of the … Continue reading

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October 1st MLM News Global Newsletter by www.MLMLegal.com

What’s hot in this week’s news machine e-newsletter? This week’s articles focus on Vemma, the FTC, and the future of MLM – to mention a few – in the articles “Vemma vs. FTC: Guidance for the Direct Selling Industry – … Continue reading

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September 15th MLM News Global Newsletter by www.MLMLegal.com

What’s hot in this week’s news machine e-newsletter? This week’s articles focus on MLM statistics, software, party plans – to mention a few – in the articles “MLM Software: MLM by the Numbers” and Party Plans: Can You Score Five … Continue reading

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What is the Purpose of the “Cancellation” Language on Retail Customer Purchase Forms?

The language on the front and back of a retail customer product form is FTC mandated statutory language for person-to-person sales away from a fixed place of business, of goods or services for household use, of more than $25. It is … Continue reading

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What It Means When Network Marketers Say “Opportunity”

The word “opportunity” is a generic term for the chance to advance, better one’s economic state, health, social position, etc. However, in the context of direct selling, “opportunity,” in addition to the chance to make money, is a reference to … Continue reading

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What Are Unauthorized Medical Claims?

MLM companies and direct sellers are among the biggest sellers of health and cosmetics products in the world. Some of the largest companies are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), such as Avon or Herbalife. Because of concerns … Continue reading

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BurnLounge Appeal Decision: Guidance on Pyramid v. Legitimate MLM and the Role of Personal Use in Pyramid Analysis- New Article at MLMLegal.com

BurnLounge Appeal Decision: Guidance on Pyramid v. Legitimate MLM and the Role of Personal Use in Pyramid Analysis By Jeffrey A. Babener © 2016 On June 2, 2014, in the case of FTC v. BurnLounge, the U.S. Court of Appeals … Continue reading

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