Judge Won't Halt 'Free TurboTax' Ads, Denies FTC Bid For 'Emergency Relief'

A day after hearing arguments on the popular software, Judge Breyer denied the FTC's motion for emergency relief.

The US District Judge Charles Breyer has rejected on Friday a request from the Federal Commerce Commission to block the intuition of the advertising of its free 

Turbatax edition, which the Agency labeled deceptive and harmful to consumers. A day after hearing arguments on popular software

Breyer denied the Emergency Rescue FTC motion - a preliminary injunction or a temporary restraint order against the Intui of the mountain view.

In a statement, Intuit told the moments of San Diego, he was delighted with the order of the Court.mWe are clear and fair with our customers 

In a statement, Intuit told the moments of San Diego, he was delighted with the order of the Court.mWe are clear and fair with our customers 

and open and transparent about our advertising practices," said Intuut through a spokesperson. "In addition, our commitment to the preparation of free 

Taxes has led about 14 million taxpayers using Turbotax Free Edition to deposit their taxes for free each year. We are confident in the merits of our position and will continue 

to defend vigorously against the claims of the FTC. FTC representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comments.

The San Francisco, Breyer, said he did not take advantage of whether the free edition of Turbotax is actually an effort for "snooker" millions of consumers.

He gave these reasons for his decision The tax day has passed, so "most taxpayers have already filed their taxes. Intuite 

Represented in his briefing and the oral argument that his advertising is widely made for this tax season. Any prospective prejudice is therefore mitigated.

Even before the tax day, "intuuite had removed many of the most deceptive advertisements - that is, three videos that repeated the word" free

a dozen times or more than 30 seconds before A very brief limit of non-responsibility.To the extent that other advertisements may violate the FTC Act

The Court notes that the FTC has provided an administrative procedure against intuitive, with a set of hearing for September 14, 2022. 

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