FTC Publishes Inflation-Adjusted Monetary Thresholds for Three Exemptions in Franchise Rule

The Federal Trade Commission has adjusted for inflation three monetary exemption thresholds used to determine whether the sale of a franchise qualifies for an exemption under the agency’s Franchise Rule. The rule requires franchisors to disclose key information prospective buyers need to evaluate…

FTC Takes Action to Ensure Franchisees’ Complaints are Heard and Protect Against Illegal Fees

Today, the Federal Trade Commission and its staff took a suite of actions to address growing concern about unfair and deceptive practices by franchisors—to ensure that the franchise business model remains a ladder of opportunity to owning a business for honest small…

State Police Arrest Rehoboth Beach Man Following Pursuit in Kent County

Delaware State Police arrested 38-year-old Joey Finney of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, for multiple felony offenses following a pursuit yesterday near Felton. On July 9, 2024, at approximately 5:30 p.m. members of the Kent County Governor’s Task Force were on patrol on South…

*Update – Victim Identified* State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash on I-495

The Delaware State Police have identified 38-year-old Angel Alston of Elkton, Maryland, as the woman who died in a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred Sunday night on I-495 near Edgemoor. The Delaware State Police Troop 2 Collision Reconstruction Unit continues investigating this…

FTC, ICPEN, GPEN Announce Results of Review of Use of Dark Patterns Affecting Subscription Services, Privacy

The Federal Trade Commission and two international consumer protection networks announced the results of a review of selected websites and apps that showed a large percentage of the websites and mobile apps examined may use dark patterns, digital design techniques that may…