In re Amway Corp – Case Brief Summary (Federal Court)

In In re Amway Corp., 93 F.T.C. 618 (1979), the company's materials repeatedly referred to $ 200.00 a month as the potential earnings of an Amway salesperson.

The materials included a "prominent disclaimer" that "some will earn much less and some more," but the FTC nonetheless found that "the impression is falsely created that $ 200 is a typical or average monthly Business Volume."

The FTC concluded that Amway's specific earnings and sales claims "have the capacity and tendency to mislead."