FTC Sues QVC Over Weight-Loss Product Claims

May 2004
Direct;May2004, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p23
Trade Publication
Reports that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a lawsuit against QVC Home Shopping Channel for making false claims on weight-loss products. Amount of penalty being sought by the FTC for violating orders it issued in 2000; Claims made by QVC Home Shopping Channel regarding some of the products it advertised.


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