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The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that certain false advertising claims based on state consumer protection and anti-deception statutes were not preempted by the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (OFPA)— a federal Act that establishes national standards for the sale and labeling of organically

On May 19, 2010, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved a final settlement order with the Indoor Tanning Association charging that the association exaggerated the health benefits of indoor tanning and misrepresented that indoor tanning increases the risk of skin cancer. The settlement bars the Association from making misrepresentations about the health and safety of indoor tanning and requires that future advertisements from the association that make health or safety claims be accompanied by clear and prominent disclosures about the risks of indoor tanning. The Indoor Tanning Association represents tanning facilities and suppliers of tanning equipment.

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