What's Unfair?: Divergent Standards for Evaluating Unfair Trade Practices

February 24, 2012

In 1980, the Federal Trade Commission abandoned its test for whether a trade practice is unfair to consumers – "the Cigarette Rule." Most states with "Little FTC Acts," however, still follow the Rule. This panel of experts will explore the significance of the divergence in FTC and state standards, both in theory and in practice.

Matt Sawchak, Ellis & Winters LLP, Raleigh

Bob Langer, Wiggin and Dana LLP, Hartford
Ed Sniffen, Alaska Assistant Attorney General, Anchorage
Bill Brauch, Iowa Special Assistant Attorney General, Des Moines
Jessica Whitney, Iowa Assistant Attorney General, Des Moines

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