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Is Edward Snowden a Whistleblower?
Unique Privacy Concerns for Mobile Apps
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Bill on Bankruptcy: Trustees Sleep Easy after High Court Ruling
Could This Law School Ranking Unseat US News?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Kodak Plan Bumps the Debt, Craters Stock
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
Bill on Bankruptcy: Easterbrook Turns the Tide on Student Loans
Bill on Bankruptcy: Stockton May Win the Battle, Lose the War
Buchheit: Cyprus Could Need a Second Bailout
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sigmund Freud, Marx Brothers, Bernie Madoff
Craft Beer Boom in Michigan
Law Prof: I May File Law School Ethics Charges
Monster Energy Drink Accused of Teen Death
A New World for Mortgage Banking – What You Need to Know About the CFPB’s Final Mortgage Servicing Rules
Beware of Notarios
What’s Next from the CFPB
Weekly Brief: Lawyers Laid Off After Foreclosure Settlement
Dean: There's No Oversupply of Lawyers
Jennifer Abril on The Story of Fragrances
In this issue:
- FTC Chairwoman Addresses AAF’s Advertising on the Hill Day, Provides Broad Guidance
- Bringing a Legal Challenge? Expect One in Return
- NAD Says Doctor-Recommended Claims Need a Second...more
In a number of recent district court decisions from across the country, courts have denied requests to certify nationwide or statewide classes in cases involving consumer products. These decisions could prove helpful in...more
General Mills recently filed a motion to dismiss a putative class action accusing the company of falsely advertising its popular Nature Valley granola products as “100% natural.” Chin et al. v. General Mills, Inc., Case No....more
The number of consumer class action complaints brought against product manufacturers under state consumer protection and/or false advertising law statutes continues to rise. This increase can be traced in part to some...more
The manufacturer of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal owes hundreds of millions of dollars to various states for improperly marketing the drug and encouraging doctors to prescribe it for ailments it was not approved for. The...more
Mazza v. American Honda Motor Company, Inc., No. 09-55376 (9th Cir. Jan. 12, 2012).
The Ninth Circuit has vacated a lower court's decision certifying a nationwide class of drivers who allegedly purchased a special...more
The Ninth Circuit last week reversed the certification of a nationwide class raising consumer fraud claims against an auto maker. See Mazza, et al. v. American Honda Motor Co., No. 09-55376 (9th Circuit).
For a couple of years now, Southern California drivers have become used to seeing billboards for a medical procedure that promises to turn overweight people into the thin creatures they want to be. By calling 1-800-GETTHIN,...more
In this Newsletter;
Venable’s Advertising Practice Named “Law Firm of the Year”;“Company Doe” Lawsuit Challenges CPSC Database; Senate Unveils Bill to Revitalize USPS, Stave off Five-Day Delivery; Santa Monica, CA Files...more
In This Issue:
Verizon’s Geographical Advertising Program Faces Controversy; FTC: Revisions Coming to Guidelines on Marketing Food to Children; Alba Files Suit to Protect Publicity Rights Against Belly Bandit; and Insole...more
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
In Maxum Indem. Co. v. Eclipse Mfg. Co., ___ F.Supp.2d ___, (N.D. Ill. June 13, 2011), the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois held that...more
In this issue: “All Natural” Ice Cream Suit Can Proceed, Court Rules; For One Model, Age Is Not Just a Number – It’s a Cause of Action; $10.4M to the FTC For Work-at-Home, Government Grant Scams; and Lawmakers Introduce...more
In this issue: Facebook Updates Promotion Rule, Expands Options for Marketers; Sweepstakes Entry Form Does Not Establish a Business Relationship for Telemarketing; Father Sues Facebook for Using Son’s Image; FTC Settles Over...more
Earlier this year we predicted that in 2011 there will be increasing backlash against fast food, particularly when marketing it toward children. By way of example, we cited the recently enacted San Francisco ban of...more
On April 21, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Electronic Mobility Corporation (d/b/a Rascal Scooters) entered into a settlement agreement pursuant to which Rascal Scooters agreed to pay $100,000 as a civil penalty...more
Spam seems to be everywhere these days, and it has now invaded your wireless handheld.
Last month, the Federal Trade Commission filed its first lawsuit ever against an alleged perpetrator of “spam texting” – the practice...more
In this issue: CBBB Steps Up Online Enforcement; Judge Halts Enforcement of Colorado E-Commerce Law; Courtney Love Settles Twitter Defamation Suit; and Four Loko Faces Class Action Over Deceptive Marketing.
In This Issue:
*Manatt's Advertising, Marketing & Media Practice Receives National Ratings for Excellence in Chambers USA 2010
*Mark Your Calendars
*FTC Delays “Red Flags” Rule – Again
*Brando and Hogan Sue to Enforce...more
In December, citing the Communications Decency Act, 47 U.S.C. § 230 (the “CDA”), the Fourth Circuit upheld dismissal of defamation and related claims against a consumer review website featuring consumer posts regarding an...more
Advice and suggestions on how to select the right lawyer to handle your case...more
What can you do when you learn someone has made defamatory statements about you? Read to find out, and then:
Contact: George E. Bourguignon, Jr.
Industry Responds to EPIC's Phone Records Petition.
A number of phone carriers have urged the Federal Communications Commission to take enforcement actions against companies that sell phone records. But they oppose any...more
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