New Comic Strip Highlights The Story Of How Washington Caused A Successful Small Business To Close

17 Sep New Comic Strip Highlights The Story Of How Washington Caused A Successful Small Business To Close

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Comic debuts as LabMD makes final arguments in its years-long legal battle against the Federal Trade Commission



WASHINGTON – Cause of Action, a nonpartisan strategic oversight group committed to ensuring that government decision-making is open, honest, and fair, is releasing a comic strip today outlining the case of LabMD vs. the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).


Click here to view the full comic strip.


The FTC’s complaint against LabMD, a small, but successful cancer detection facility based in Georgia, relied on faulty allegations made by Tiversa, Inc., a data security company with a direct financial interest in FTC enforcement action against LabMD and others.


The toll of the lawsuit eventually destroyed LabMD, which is making closing arguments in the case today.


Cause of Action Executive Director Daniel Epstein issued the following statement:


“The comic is funny, but the sad reality is that this comic outlines a common example of what happens when the government colludes with crony companies to target the little guy. What may seem like a complicated and convoluted legal case is actually a very simple case of cronyism and federal overreach at its worst.”


Cause of Action is a non-profit, nonpartisan government accountability organization that fights to protect economic opportunity when federal regulations, spending and cronyism threaten it. For more information,

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Michael Daugherty

Michael Daugherty is President & CEO of LabMD, an Atlanta-based clinical and anatomic medical laboratory with a national client base. Mike founded LabMD in 1996 after 14 years in surgical device sales with U.S. Surgical Corp. and Mentor Corporation. Outside of LabMD, enjoys playing tennis, travel, and flying his Cirrus SR22 Turbo single engine aircraft.