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New York Department of Financial Services Issues Subpoena to Payday Lender

As part of its continuing focus on payday lending, the New York Department of Financial Services announced that it sent subpoenas to numerous online “lead generation” firms suspected of deceptive or misleading marketing of...more

ICE Seizes Counterfeit Domain Names

On December 2, U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations announced in a press release that 706 domain names set up to “dupe” consumers into buying counterfeit goods had been seized by...more

Advertising Law -- Nov 27, 2013

FTC Shoots Down COPPA Compliance Request Based on Social Networking - The Federal Trade Commission has denied an application from AssertID seeking the agency's approval of a proposed method of verifiable parental...more

CFPB Investigation Leads to First Criminal Referral to DOJ

Following the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's investigation into the alleged fraudulent practices of a debt relief company, the CFPB and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced the...more

DOJ Files First Criminal Action On CFPB Referral, CFPB Files Parallel Civil Suit

On May 7, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced mail and wire fraud charges against a debt settlement firm, its owner, and three of its employees. ...more

FTC Remains Tough on ‘Robocalls’ with New Enforcement Case

Once again, the FTC has completed a major enforcement action against the illegal use of robocalls, a form of prerecorded, computerized telemarketing calls. This time, the action resulted in a $1.1 million civil penalty...more

California SB 51 (Wright) relating to Internet gambling, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring the urgency thereof, to...

COMPLETE BILL HISTORY BILL NUMBER : S.B. No. 51 AUTHOR : Wright TOPIC : Internet gambling. TYPE OF BILL : Active Urgency Appropriations 2/3 Vote...more

Second Circuit Reverses Conviction Involving Off-Label Promotion

A divided panel of the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has thrown out the conviction of a pharmaceutical sales representative who marketed a narcolepsy drug for so-called off-label uses not approved by the Food and Drug...more

Legal Links of Interest for the week ending October 12, 2012

Legal Links of Interest for the week ending October 12, 2012 by Steven Getman Sunday, October 14, 2012 Attorney Steven Getman notes some of the stories about the law and lawyers in the news this past week: • One...more

New York Bill to Protect Against Out of State Robocalls

Attorney Steven Getman reports that New York State residents may soon have new safeguards against intrusive telemarketing calls. The New York State Senate gave final legislative passage on Wednesday (June 13) to a bill that...more

Abbott Labs to Pay $1.6 Billion to Settle Consumer Protection and Misbranding Claims

Abbott Laboratories (Abbott), an Illinois company, will pay over $1.6 billion in penalties to the federal government and several states related to its alleged illegal promotion of the prescription drug Depakote for off-label...more

Would You Like a Side of Fraud with That? What Your Organization Should Learn from the McDonald’s (and Walgreens) Breaches

Last week McDonald’s Corp. and Walgreen Co. notified customers that their personal information had been compromised by hackers. The hackers appear to have targeted an email provider subcontracted to a marketing firm used by...more

Newsletter of the Advertising, Marketing & Media Practice Group of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

IN THIS ISSUE: *Top Brand Integration Lawyer Joins Manatt In Los Angeles *EU Wants Better Code of Conduct for Video Games *NJ Court Requires Subpoena for Internet User Data *Slim-Fast Sues Slimquick *Telemarketers...more

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