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Third Circuit Court of Appeals Releases Decision on FTC vs Innovative Designs Court Case
Press Release | 07/29/2021
PITTSBURGH, PA - (NewMediaWire) – July 29, 2021

In a dispositive decision during a bench trial, Federal District Court Judge Nora Fischer of the Western District of Pennsylvania found that the Federal Trade Commission failed to present any credible expert testimony to support its suit for false advertising and entered judgment for Defendant Innovative Designs (“IDI”). The FTC sued IDI under Section 5(a) of the FTC Act, alleging that IDI overstated the insulation power (or “R-values”) of its Insultex house wrap products and falsely claimed that using Insultex saves energy. The “R-value” of an insulation product is the numeric measure of its ability to restrict heat flow and, as a result, reduce energy costs. IDI contended that test results from an accredited laboratory supported its claimed R-values.

The FTC appealed the court’s decision to the United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit. The appeal was argued on July 8, 2021, before Honorable Judges Patty Shwartz, Cheryl Ann Krause and Marjorie Rendell. Court records were filed on July 22, 2021, affirming Judge Nora Fisher’s decision, and denying the Federal Trade Commission’s request for an appeal.

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Federal Trade Commission vs Innovative Designs Court Case Marked Closed
Press Release | 09/29/2020
Pittsburgh, PA, Sept. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire – Innovative Designs, Inc. (IVDN) -- On September 29, 2020, the Honorable Senior U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer of the United States District Court Western District of Pennsylvania issued the following order of the court in reference to Court Case 2:16-cv-01669-NBF (Federal Trade Commission vs Innovative Designs, Inc):

"AND NOW, this 24th day of September, 2020, the Court having granted the Motion for Judgment on Partial Findings Pursuant to FED. R. Civ. P. 52(c) filed by Defendant Innovative Designs, Inc., IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that judgment is entered in favor of Defendant Innovative Designs, Inc. and against Plaintiff Federal Trade Commission as to all claims set forth in the Federal Trade Commission's Complaint; IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that as there are no remaining claims in this action, the Clerk of Court shall mark this case CLOSED." (On February 8, 2021, the FTC filed an appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Innovative Designs will respond to the brief by March 10, 2021.)
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Aeron Tozier designs zero-energy Quonset Hut home in Henderson with Insultex House Wrap
Las Vegas Business Press
Industrial designer Aeron Tozier has created a high-performance, modern home whose appearance is radically different from the desert contemporary or Mediterranean architectural styles prevalent in Southern Nevada. Nevertheless, its structure is uniquely spacious, durable and energy-efficient, with a panoramic view of the Las Vegas Valley.

The home has been super-insulated and made airtight using a combination of rigid and open-cell spray foam insulation, as well as insulated building wrap from Insultex.
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Court Gives Cold Shoulder to FTC's False Advertising Claims Against Housing Insulation Company
National Law Review | 12/15/2020
In a dispositive decision during a bench trial, federal district court Judge Nora Fischer of the Western District of Pennsylvania found that the FTC failed to present any credible expert testimony to support its suit for false advertising, and entered judgment for Defendant Innovative Designs (“IDI”). FTC v. Innovative Designs, No. 16-1669 (W.D. Pa. Sept. 24, 2020).

The FTC sued IDI under Section 5(a) of the FTC Act, alleging that IDI overstated the insulation power (or “R-values”) of its Insultex house wrap products and falsely claimed that using Insultex saves energy. The “R-value” of an insulation product is the numeric measure of its ability to restrict heat flow and, as a result, reduce energy costs. IDI contended that test results from an accredited laboratory supported its claimed R-values.
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