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Privacy Tuesday: July 2014 #2

FTC Sues Amazon Over In-App Purchases Made by Children - Children, according to Whitney Houston, are our future, but they are also, according to the Federal Trade Commission, willing to spend unlimited amounts of money...more

AcryliCon Accuses Silikal Of Trademark Infringement and Misappropriation of Trade Secrets

On April 10, 2014, AcryliCon USA, LLC, (“AcryliCon” or “Plaintiff”) filed a complaint against Silikal GmbH & Co. and Silikal Industries GmbH, (“Silikal”), Hubert Weimann, and Harold Schmidt (collectively, “Defendants”)...more

Business Court Judges Explain Section 75-1.1

In my research for this blog, I recently found a June 2006 presentation on section 75-1.1 by Judges Al Diaz and John Jolly. This presentation occurred when Judge Diaz and Judge Jolly were serving together on the North...more

What’s That Charge on My Mobile Phone Bill? The FTC Wants to Know

“Cramming” – while it sounds like the experience of being in the middle row of a cross-country flight – actually refers to unauthorized charges on phone bills. Residential and business telecommunications customers have...more

FTC Order Against Fraudulent Payment Processor Joins Growing List of Regulatory Actions Involving Third Party Service Providers

Following on the heels of significant regulatory actions by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Reserve, and the FDIC against regulated companies and their third-party service providers, the Federal Trade...more

ITC Ruling May Presage Return of Sanctions Proceedings

U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Administrative Law Judge Thomas B. Pender (ALJ) recently imposed sanctions on Apple due to the intentional misrepresentations of fact in the opening statement and briefing. This sua...more

Advertising Law -- April 27, 2012

In This Issue: Duracell Battery Class Action Lawsuit; Class Action Settlement Seeks To “Stop” GameStop’s Allegedly Deceptive Marketing Practices; Commercial Email with Falsified or Misrepresented Header Information...more

Victims of Work-from-Home Scam Receive Refunds via FTC

About 75,000 victims of a work-from-home scam have received refunds of the money they paid courtesy of the FTC. This scam offered an online work-from-home opportunity where the victims were sold access to job listings. The...more

California Court Dismisses UCL Claim Over Fiji Water

Sometimes a green drop is just a green drop. Last week, the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, dismissed a purported class action against the owners of Fiji Water, finding as a matter of law that the...more

New Jersey Supreme Court to Decide on Whether Consumer Fraud Act Was Properly Applied in Context of Commercial Dispute

In my prior blogs (employmentandconstructionlawupdate.blogspot.com) I’ve covered the dramatic changes in the law of late, where the New Jersey state courts have applied the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act in any number of...more

The Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act: New Obligations for Merchants

On December 29, 2010, President Obama signed the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act (ROSCA) into law. The law has received surprisingly little media attention, but it deserves a close look by any company doing business...more

Bully for Who? Thoughts on "trademark bullying" - Intellectual Property Magazine

The U.S. PTO has asked for commentary from the public about a hazily defined concept -- "trademark bullying." But we know what they mean. ...more

Advertising Law - December 22, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *Formula Maker Wins $13.5 Million in False Advertising Suit *Feds Delay New Online Betting Payment Ban *Court Deletes Spam Suit Against Online Ad Company *FTC to Weigh Support of News Industry Please...more

Locked Out: Plaintiffs Alleging Unfair Competition Claim Relating to "False Origin" of Locksets Failed to Adequately Allege...

False advertising claims under California’s Unfair Competition Law (“UCL”) require plaintiffs to plead and prove injury in fact and a loss of money or property as a result of the alleged violation. Alleged false...more

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