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, […]

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. […]

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, […]

FTC Destroying Family-Run Tech Support Business Without Evidence of Wrongdoing or Due Process

Washington, D.C. – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) is stepping in to defend a small family-run tech support company, Vylah Tec, LLC (“V-Tec”), after the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) targeted the company and conducted an hours-long raid of the company’s headquarters on suspicion of “deceptive” sales practices. The raid […]