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Chapter 29 Unfair Trade Practices and the Federal Trade Commission

Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should understand the following:

  1. The general powers of the Federal Trade Commission
  2. The general principles of law that govern deceptive acts and practices
  3. Several categories of deceptive acts and practices, with examples
  4. The remedies that the Federal Trade Commission has at its disposal to police unfair trade practices