Judge blasts FTC for failing to prove damages against CoA client

WASHINGTON D.C. (May 10, 2019) – In a major victory, Cause of Action Institute (CoA Institute) today, celebrated the decision by the U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida denying all damages against its client, small business owners Robert and Angelo Cupo and their business Vylah Tec LLC. In January 2019, […]

CoA Institute Files Amicus Brief in FTC v. AMG Capital Management

On March 14, 2019, Cause of Action Institute (CoA Institute) filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit in support of an en banc petition to rehear a three-judge panel ruling for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in FTC v. AMG Capital Management, LLC, et al., No. 16-17197. This case […]

Congress May Give the FTC More Money and Power, Making Its Internal Watchdog More Important than Ever

Left unchecked, the powers of the FTC can undermine the ability for entrepreneurs and innovators to reach their full potential

FTC v. Vylah Tec: Magistrate Orders FL AG to Produce 30(b)(6) Witness for Second Time

Court cites improper behavior and objections in first depositions, allows for new deposition in ongoing “Cupo Case” A Federal District Court ruled partially in favor of Cause of Action Institute’s motion for sanctions against the state of Florida, instructing a Florida assistant attorney general to re-appear for the second time […]

Court to FTC: Effort to freeze assets goes too far

In the ongoing Cupo case (FTC v. Vylah Tec LLC), Court denies FTC’s motion to re-freeze CoA Institute’s clients’ assets, including a house and personal bank accounts Washington, D.C. Cause of Action Institute (CoA) successfully defeated the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) efforts to re-freeze some personal assets of CoA client […]

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. […]

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.