Litigator of the Week: Beating the FTC

, Texas Lawyer


A U.S. district judge in Dallas issued a final take-nothing judgment in Federal Trade Commission v. Financial Freedom Processing, et al., stating that the FTC had failed to establish by a preponderance of evidence that the defendants — Dallas-based consumer-debt settlement companies and some of their founders — had violated the FTC Act. The defense lawyer says he relied on a "belt and suspenders" approach: empirical and expert-opinion support for his arguments.

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