Posts Tagged ‘false advertising’

FTC settles with Ticketmaster

by Wally Northway Published: February 21,2010

Tags: entertainment, false advertising, Federal Trade Commission

WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced it has settled charges that Ticketmaster and its affiliates used deceptive bait-and-switch tactics to sell event tickets to consumers. Ticketmaster has agreed to pay refunds to consumers who bought tickets for 14 Bruce Springsteen concerts in 2009 through its ticket resale web site TicketsNow, and to be […] [...]

DOT penalizes United Airlines

by Associated Press Published: January 18,2010

Tags: air travel, airlines, false advertising, penalty, transportation, travel

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has assessed a $30,000 civil penalty against United Airlines for failing to disclose the full price consumers must pay for air transportation as required by the Department’s rules. The DOT’s Aviation Enforcement Office found that for approximately 60 hours, United failed to include the 7.5 percent federal excise tax […] [...]

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