FTC’s Power To Seek Money Damages Called Into Question

New York Law Journal

Karen M. Lent Kenneth B. Schwartz

Partners Karen Hoffman Lent and Kenneth Schwartz discuss the FTC’s petition for certiorari currently pending at the Supreme Court relating to whether a district court’s authority to grant a permanent injunction under Federal Trade Commission Act §13(b) includes the authority to require wrongdoers to return money they illegally obtained, in the form of a restitutionary or disgorgement award.