X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
An Office Depot in Miami. Photo by AM Holt An Office Depot in Miami. Photo by AM Holt

The Federal Trade Commission has a message for general counsel and their companies stemming from a recent settlement with Office Depot: Don’t ignore employees’ concerns about questionable business practices.

Boca Raton, Florida-based Office Depot Inc. agreed to pay $25 million to settle allegations that the office supply retailer tricked customers into spending millions of dollars on repairs by deceptively claiming it had found malware symptoms or infections on consumers’ computers. Support.com, which is owned by Office Depot, agreed to pay another $10 million for its role in the alleged scheme, which, according to the FTC, was first flagged by store employees.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]

Kristen Rasmussen

Kristen Rasmussen is an Atlanta-based reporter who covers corporate law departments and in-house attorneys.

More from this author

 

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.