Computerworld: Congressman calls for halt to FTC breach probe amid claims of ‘corporate blackmail’

This is why it has investigated and litigated for LabMD to stop the FTC from arbitrarily expanding and abusing its power by victimizing an entrepreneur who did nothing wrong

Briefing Book: Federal Trade Commission v LabMD

Read the briefing book: Power-Hungry FTC Bureaucrats: Defending Small Business against Administrative Overreach

Congress Questions FTC’s Evidence Against LabMD

On June 11, 2014 Congress’s chief watchdog, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, advised the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that the information the FTC obtained from Tiversa, Inc. is “false,” “incomplete” and “inaccurate.”

National Law Journal: FTC Data Security Trial on Hold Pending Investigation

Read the full story: National Law Journal The FTC’s smoking gun: a file with information about 9,300 consumers, including names, birth dates, social security numbers and medical tests results for conditions such as cancer. According to the FTC complaint, a LabMD employee installed a peer-to-peer file sharing application on her […]

Atlanta Business Chronicle: Congressional probe delaying LabMD’s lawsuit

Read the full story: Atlanta Business Chronicle A lawsuit filed by an Atlanta-based medical testing lab against the Federal Trade Commission has been put on hold following word that a congressional committee is investigating a company involved in the case.   Michael Daugherty, LabMD’s CEO, welcomed news that Congress is looking into […]

FTC Proceedings Against LabMD Stalled by Congressional Investigation

Congress launched an investigation into Tiversa and their dealings with federal agencies including the FTC which threw a wrench into the FTC’s administrative proceedings against LabMD today.

Atlanta Journal Constitution: Medical lab battles feds over privacy

Read the full story: Atlanta Journal Constitution Daugherty said he has spent more than a half-million dollars on the case so far. He’s had help from Cause of Action, a nonprofit group that said it got involved to help a small business with limited resources fight back against unfair regulation.   “I […]

LabMD Files Appeal, Takes Fight Against FTC Back to 11th Circuit

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) “the public is served by guiding people beforehand rather than beating them up after.”

Washington Free Beacon: Nonprofit Challenges Government Definition of a Media Outlet

Read the full story: Washington Free Beacon Cause of Action also points out that the U.S. District Court for Washington, D.C., recognized a similar watchdog group as a member of the media in a 2003 decision. “The FTC’s repeated denial of our status as a news media organization threatens all […]

Cause of Action statement concerning LabMD and denial of preliminary injunction in North District of Georgia

We continue to believe that the FTC is exercising authority it does not have and using its power to punish a company that objected to agency overreach