The US Supreme Court unanimously holds that FTC Act Section 13(b) does not authorize equitable monetary relief (AMG Capital Management)

This morning, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling in AMG Capital Management, LLC v. FTC, finding that Section 13(b) of the FTC Act does not authorize the Commission to seek, or a court to award, equitable monetary relief such as restitution or disgorgement. 539 U.S. ___ (2021), Slip Op. at 1. This ruling not only forecloses the FTC’s ability to obtain monetary remedies in deception cases without an administrative order but also stops its burgeoning efforts to

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Julie Albert, Maureen K. Ohlhausen, The US Supreme Court unanimously holds that FTC Act Section 13(b) does not authorize equitable monetary relief (AMG Capital Management), 22 April 2021, e-Competitions April 2021, Art. N° 100677

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