The article below is reblogged from The Atlantic
Most companies facing a lawsuit from the Federal Trade Commission try to settle as quickly as possible.
Fighting the FTC means years of exhausting and expensive litigation. The commission doesn’t even have the authority to impose fines for most violations, so a settlement usually just means the company has to change its behavior, agree to some independent audits, and ride out the wave of negative news coverage. It’s an easy choice for most corporate executives.