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Australia: Money for nothing and bets for free – ACCC files legal proceedings against Bet365

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has filed proceedings in the Federal Court alleging that the advertising campaign conducted by companies within the Bet365 Group (Bet365) which offered ‘free bets’ and...more

Trending Information: The Connection Between Data Brokers and the Fashion Industry

Consumers frequently reveal personal information about themselves through a variety of daily online and offline activities. For fashion designers and retailers, this consumer information represents a valuable tool to...more

Advertising Law - June 2014 #4

Don’t Forget: FTC Settlement Over Memory Claims - The marketers of the BrainStrong dietary supplement – which claimed to improve adult memory and prevent cognitive decline – reached a settlement with the Federal Trade...more

Advertising News & Analysis - May 2014

In this issue: - The Rulings the FTC Won't Forget (and Neither Should You) - $6 Million Reasons to Regret That Tweet - Hold the Phone: FCC, Courts Bring Some Clarity to TCPA - FTC, CFPB Tag Team...more

The FTC Continues Its Focus on the Mobile Arena

The Federal Trade Commission has recently focused its consumer protection efforts on the mobile arena, and particularly video game companies operating in that arena. Early last year, the FTC issued several staff...more

Advertising Law

SAG Allocation Guidelines Trump Settlement Deal - In the first decision interpreting the Screen Actors Guild 2009 Commercials Contract Allocation Guidelines, an arbitrator ordered a signatory to double its payments to...more

Advertising Law

SPECIAL FOCUS: Supreme Court Adopts Broad Standing Test for False Advertising Plaintiffs - On March 25th, the Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion regarding the test for standing in false advertising cases...more

OFT Principles for Online and In-App Games Now in Force

On 1 April, the OFT’s principles for online and in-app games came into force. The principles aim to ensure that consumers are made aware of in-game costs before downloading the application in question, with a view to stopping...more

Australia: ACCC proposes to object to betting agencies’ immunity for collective bargaining and collective boycott against the NRL

On 13 February 2014, the Australian Wagering Council Limited (AWC) lodged a collective bargaining and collective boycott notification (the Notifications) with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC),...more

FTC Announces Settlement Over Alleged Violations Of International Safe Harbor Privacy Framework

On February 11, the FTC announced a settlement to resolve allegations that a children’s online entertainment company falsely claimed it was abiding by the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor international privacy framework. The FTC alleged...more

UK: OFT gives games developers 2 months to comply with consumer laws (or else)

Following the consultation it carried out last year into the freemium games markets, the UK’s consumer watchdog, the Office of Fair Trading, has published its finalised set of principles to be adhered to by the games...more

ACCC raises concern over conduct in the mobile app industry

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has this week expressed the need for industry guidance to ensure greater consumer protection by the “app” games industry....more

Advertising Law -- Dec 06, 2013

FTC Settles With Mobile Crammers - In the Federal Trade Commission’s first lawsuit over mobile cramming, Wise Media and two individual defendants agreed to a permanent ban on placing unauthorized charges on telephone...more

UK: OFT publishes results of freemium study

The UK’s consumer watchdog, the Office of Fair Trading, has published the results of its consultation into the business practices of games providers, with a particular focus on the relationship between such products and the...more

Advertising Law -- Sep 12, 2013

Actress Claims Sponsorship Deal Soured Over “#spon” - Did the use of a hashtag cause Sensa Products, a weight loss company, to commit fraud and to breach its contract with celebrity endorser and Academy Award-winning...more

Dang v. San Francisco Forty Niners - Consumers can challenge Reebok's exclusive NFL apparel deal based just on a market of...

On August 2, 2013, District Judge Edward J. Davila denied a motion to dismiss antitrust claims brought by consumers of NFL apparel against Reebok and the NFL in Dang v. San Francisco Forty Niners, Case No. 5:12-CV-5481 (N.D....more

Cardroom International LLC v. Mark Scheinberg, et. al. (Ferguson, Chris)

Court Order Overruling Objections to Proposed Order (re Dismissal)

Court Order Overruling Objections to Proposed Order (re Dismissal) -- minutes entered by Los Angeles Superior County Clerk on 07/12/2013. ...more

Cardroom International LLC v. Mark Scheinberg, et. al. (Ferguson, Chris)

Order Sustaining Demurrers To Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint W/O Leave to Amend and Dismissing Action in its Entirety

Order Sustaining Demurrers To Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint W/O Leave to Amend and Dismissing Action in its Entirety -- entered by Honorable Elizabeth A. White, Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court on July 12, 2013....more

Advertising Law -- Jun 13, 2013

SPECIAL FEATURE: Manatt and Mergermarket Release New Study on U.S.-China Deal Activity in Entertainment, Advertising and Digital Media Sectors - Investment and M&A activity between the U.S. and China in the...more

Advertising News & Analysis - May 2, 2013

In this issue: - NY Court Finds Name-Dropping Remains Protected in Art and Music - FTC Announces Staff Report on Mail or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule - FTC Solicits Comments on Proposed Changes to...more

@theForefront: The Celebrity Fashion Tweet

Perhaps the most remarkable feature of the current hyper-digital age is the ever-shrinking gap between the celebrity and everyman. Nowhere is this phenomenon more apparent than in the realm of the celebrity tweet. Twitter,...more

Privacy Policy Considerations For Sports Marketers

Marketers of sporting events and products, like those in other industries, increasingly use customer data to promote events and products, to get to know their customers and fans, and to improve customer service. Last December...more

FTC Looks at Football Helmet Safety Claims

Helmet safety has caught the attention of the Federal Trade Commission, which is looking into marketing claims that some football helmets can help reduce concussions. Recent months have seen widespread publicity about...more

Unterberg v Jimmy Carter and Simon & Schuster

Class Action Complaint re: Palestine: Peace not Apartheid

Class action complaint against Jimmy Carter and Simon & Schuster regarding Palestine: Peace not Apartheid on the ground that the book contains demonstrable falsehoods, omissions, and knowing misrepresentations designed to...more

Volume 6 Issue 3 Winter 2011

SEATTLE--University of Washington School of Law today published the Winter 2011 issue of the new Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, the nation’s first student-run electronic law journal focusing on technology,...more

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