Dennis Cupo Officially Dismissed from FTC v. Vylah Tec LLC

WASHINGTON D.C. In a major victory, Cause of Action Institute (CoA Institute) today, celebrated the decision by a federal district court to dismiss, with prejudice, all claims against Dennis Cupo in an ongoing case, FTC v. Vylah Tec LLC. The Federal Trade Commission moved to dismiss Mr. Cupo from the […]

CoA Institute Submits Comment to FTC, Recommends Multiple Reforms to Curb Agency Overreach and Abuse

Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) today submitted a public comment to the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) in advance of a series of hearings concerning the agency’s efforts to evaluate its law enforcement and policy agenda, improve investigative processes, and otherwise reform its implementation of the FTC Act. […]

Zen Magnets Wins, but Decision Does Little to Protect Against Regulatory Overreach

The experience of entrepreneurs like Zucker and Qu serve as a stark reminder of the cost of fighting the federal government

Court of Appeals Rebukes Federal Trade Commission’s Data Security Overreach

The opinion sends a clear message that the FTC’s enforcement of data security, without publishing any standards, disregards the rule of law, violates due process, and will not be tolerated by the Courts.

Justice Gorsuch Opines on Due Process and Civil Asset Forfeiture

In Sessions v. Dimaya,1 Justice Gorsuch concurred in the judgment of a fragmented Supreme Court but only in part of the plurality opinion by four other justices. Justice Gorsuch wrote a separate opinion to explain something he (but not the plurality) thinks is fundamental about due process. His concurring opinion […]

FTC Raids Small Business and then Obscures Participation in the Raid

Update: On Thursday, March 29, 2018, after clarifying that there was no legal impediment to its production, CoA Institute received from the FMPD the unredacted body cam footage showing the raid on Vylah Tec’s offices. On May 3, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) raided a small family-run tech support company, […]

Appellate Court Unfreezes Small Business Owner’s Assets After Being Wrongly Targeted by FTC

Washington, D.C. – The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled to unfreeze in part the assets of our client, Robert Cupo, who owns a small family-run tech support company, Vylah Tec, LLC (“V-Tec”), after the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) used misleading evidence to convince the lower court to grant […]