Randal M. Shaheen

Randal M. Shaheen

Venable LLP

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Advertising News & Analysis - April 3, 2014

In this issue: - FTC Releases Fourth Major Study on Alcohol Advertising and Industry Compliance - Plaintiffs' Class Action Bar May Choke on POM Wonderful Decertification Decision - In CFPB Endorsement...more

4/7/2014 - Advertising CFPB Class Action Decertify FTC POM Wonderful Wine & Alcohol

Advertising News & Analysis - March 2014

In this issue: - Tax Plans' New Math Is Bad News for Marketers - Novel Payment and Discount Products Harbor Hidden Risks - Siri Tells Plaintiffs What to Do with Product Demo Claims - With NAD, "I...more

3/10/2014 - Advertising Apple NAD

Advertising News & Analysis - February 20, 2014

In this issue: - Announcement - NAD Weighs in on Native Advertising...Again - Courts Chew on Intersection of FDA Labeling Regs and Private Causes of Action - Bills on the Hill Target Federal...more

2/24/2014 - Advertising FDA NAD Native Advertising

Advertising News & Analysis - February 6, 2014

In this issue: - Announcement - Avoid Brand Fumbles When Marketing During Championships - It Always Pays to Disclose Connections - Caution is the Name of the Game When a Claim is a Brand...more

2/10/2014 - Advertising Brand Disclosure Marketing Online Reviews

Advertising News & Analysis - January 30, 2014

In this issue: - FTC says Agencies Responsible for Clients' Deceptive Ads - Don't Let Product Claims Fly Solo with Other Products - FTC Wants TV to Trim Deceptive Diet Ads - Home is Not Where the...more

2/3/2014 - Advertising DaimlerChrysler DaimlerChrysler v Bauman Domicile False Advertising Foreign Corporations Foreign Subsidiaries FTC Jurisdiction SCOTUS Weight-Loss Products

Advertising News & Analysis - January 23, 2014

In this issue: - Former BCP Director Discusses how FTC Picked its Fights - Court Pierces the Veil on Anonymous Online Reviews - FTC Finds Green Diaper Claims Don’t Hold Water - A Warning Letter is...more

1/27/2014 - Advertising Attorney Generals CAFA Class Action False Advertising False Claims Act FTC Mass Action Mississippi ex rel. Hood v. AU Optronics SCOTUS Warning Letters

Advertising News & Analysis - January 16, 2014

In this issue: - It's Time to Comply with CA Do Not Track Disclosure Law - Overstock Deceptive Pricing Decision Hurts Retailers and Consumers - FTC Sweep Targets Deceptive Consumer Lending Ads -...more

1/20/2014 - Chipotle Grill Disclosure Do Not Track False Advertising FTC Misleading Statements Overstock.com Unfair Pricing

Advertising News & Analysis - January 9, 2014

In this issue: - Will Consumers, or Plaintiffs, Cheer GMO-Free Cheerios? - "Patent Troll" Reform Bills Moving through Congress - Holiday Discounts: When Pricing Laws Attack - CFPB Examines...more

1/13/2014 - Advertising CFPB Food Labeling GMO Patent Reform Patent Trolls Patents

Advertising News & Analysis - December 12, 2013

In this issue: - Know the Rules for Online Disclosures - Native Advertising Red Hot; No Guidance from FTC…Yet - Court Cans "Naturally Raised" Class Action - Substantiated Claims Start with the...more

12/13/2013 - Advertising Chipotle Grill Class Action Disclosure Requirements Food Labeling FTC Native Advertising

Advertising News & Analysis - December 6, 2013

In this issue: - A Little Free Advice on Quality "Sale" Disclaimers - What are the Odds? CARU Takes Aim at Boy Scout Sweeps - What Happens When Marketers Ignore NAD? - Upcoming Events -...more

12/10/2013 - Advertising Boy Scouts CARU Marketing NAD

Advertising News & Analysis - November 21, 2013

In this issue: - FTC Announces Agenda for Native Advertising Workshop - FTC Enforcement Action Puts Service Providers on Notice - Advertisers Go Native, Regulators Take Notice - Jurisdiction Is in...more

11/25/2013 - Enforcement Actions FDA Food Manufacturers Food Safety FTC Jurisdiction NAD

Advertising News & Analysis - November 7, 2013

In this issue: - FDA: Hold the Trans Fat - The Perils of the Common Claim - NAD Setting High Bar for Native Ad Disclosures - It Pays to Disclose What’s Being Disclosed - Federal Court Holds...more

11/11/2013 - Advertising Counterfeiting Disclosure FDA Food Safety Native Advertising

Advertising News & Analysis - November 1, 2013

In this issue: - Venable Named Advertising Law Firm of the Year…Again - Online Ads and Outdated Agency Agreements Don’t Mix - We Have One Word for You: Plastics - CFPB Opens Door to “Innovative”...more

11/4/2013 - Advertising CFPB Disclosure Environmental Policies FTC Landfills Native Advertising

Advertising News & Analysis - October 24, 2013

In this issue: - NAD Continues Eyeing Native Advertising, FTC Coming Soon - Treble Damages in False Advertising Cases? It Can Happen - Made in USA Claims Very Much on FTC’s Radar - Upcoming...more

10/28/2013 - Advertising False Advertising FTC NAD Treble Damages

Advertising News & Analysis - October 10, 2013

In this issue: - October 16 is Coming…Is Your Company Ready? - Are Disclaimers a Dying Breed? - It Just Got Easier to Do the Right Thing, in Maine at Least - No Matter Who’s Watching, Some Ads Just...more

10/11/2013 - Advertising Class Action Disclaimers FCC FTC Robocalling Telemarketing Texting Written Consent

Advertising News & Analysis - October 3, 2013

In this issue: - Put Venable’s Knowledge at Your Fingertips - Think Marketers Aren’t Responsible for Affiliates? Think Again - New York AG Unplugs Fake Online Reviews - NAD Serves up Decision on Whole...more

10/4/2013

Advertising News & Analysis - September 19, 2013

In this issue: - That Didn’t Take Long: FTC to Take on Native Advertising - Redesigned All About Advertising Law Blog Unveiled - Cordray Discusses What’s Next for CFPB - See You in Vegas at ERA D2C -...more

9/23/2013

Advertising News & Analysis - September 12, 2013

In this issue: - Puffery Requires More Than Being “The Best” - Understanding “Made In America” - Yelp Sues Lawyer for Allegedly Fake Reviews - Don't Miss Venable at ERA D2C - Upcoming...more

9/16/2013 - Advertising Labeling Performance Reviews Yelp

Advertising News & Analysis - August 15, 2013

In this issue: - Register Now for ERA D2C Convention - NAD Has FTC's Number...And is Not Afraid to Use It - Venable Obtains Decisive Victory for Email Advertisers and Marketers - More on...more

8/19/2013 - Advertising Blogs FDA Food Labeling Food Safety FTC Imports Marketing NAD Proposed Regulation

Advertising News & Analysis - August 8, 2013

In this issue: - Register Now for ERA D2C Convention - NAD Turns up the Heat on "Up To" Claims - The 411 on Calling Cell Phones? It's About to Change - FDA Targets Safety of Imported Food -...more

8/12/2013 - Advertising Cell Phones Enforcement Actions FDA Food Contamination Food Safety FTC NAD

Business News Digest – August 2013

In this issue: - SEC Allows Public Advertising of Private Securities Offerings - What Your Nonprofit Needs to Do about HIPAA – Now - The 2013 Draft MDE General Permit for Stormwater Associated with...more

8/8/2013 - Advertising CFPB Colleges Compliance Construction Site HIPAA Iran IRS JOBS Act New Regulations Non-Profits Nonbank Firms Private Placements Proposed Regulation Rule 506 Offerings SEC Storm Water Universities

Advertising News & Analysis - August 1, 2013

In this issue: - Sorry, Charlie: Taylor Swift Contest Makes Case for Solid Promotion Rules - The Devil is in the Details for Number 1 Claims - Can Website Disclaimers Stop Declaratory Judgment...more

8/5/2013 - CFPB Contests & Promotions Declaratory Judgments Disclaimers Nonbank Firms Proposed Regulation

Advertising News & Analysis - July 25, 2013

In this issue: - Digital Advertising Alliance Unveils Mobile Privacy Guidelines - FTC Tells Search Engines and Social Media Sites: “You Got to Keep 'Em Separated” - Nine Out of 10 Regulators Prefer...more

7/29/2013 - Advertising Data Collection Digital Advertising Alliance FDA FTC Mobile Devices Pre-approval Search Engines Social Media

Advertising News & Analysis - July 18, 2013

In this issue: - FTC Finalizes EnergyGuide Label Changes - Brand Protection: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You - Staffing Announcements Set Tone at FTC - FCC Rules May Disconnect Marketing to Mobile...more

7/22/2013 - Advertising Brand Confirmation Proceedings FCC FTC Marketing Richard Cordray

SEC Allows Public Advertising of Private Securities Offerings

In a previous client alert we discussed rules proposed in August 2012 by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) to allow for general solicitation, or public advertising, in private securities offerings...more

7/19/2013 - Advertising General Solicitation JOBS Act Private Placements Regulation D Rule 144A Rule 506 Offerings SEC Securities Act of 1933

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