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Insurance Recovery Law - June 2014

Lab’s “Body Bag” Presentations Triggered Coverage For Defamation Claims: Why it matters - We’ve all sat through some pretty boring PowerPoint presentations. But the lesson from a recent decision: it might be a...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

Advertising Law

NAD Decision Offers Reminder About Use of Before and After Pictures - “Before” and “after” photos can provide powerful imagery for advertisers. But a recent decision from the National Advertising Division emphasizes...more

Advertising Law

FTC Checks-In a Victory in Dispute with Wyndham Over Power to Regulate Data Security - In a closely watched dispute over the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) power to regulate data security, a New Jersey federal...more

Consumer Fraud and Weight Loss Scams - Federal Trade Commission Charges Companies with Deceptive Marketing

We all have seen advertisements for weight-loss solutions, and they are often prevalent in the weeks after the New Year. Are these advertisements examples of consumer fraud? According to US Legal.com, consumer fraud refers to...more

Advertising Law -- Nov 25, 2013

Child-Directed Sweepstakes Ran Afoul of COPPA - A sweepstakes conducted by a magazine for tween girls raised concerns under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, the Children's Advertising Review Unit...more

Food Litigation Newsletter - September 16, 2013

In This Issue: - Recent Significant Developments and Rulings ..Court Trims Frito-Lay “All Natural” MDL But Rejects Preemption and Primary Jurisdiction Defenses ..Court Trims Claims in Gerber Baby Food Labeling...more

Federal District Court Grants FTC Request, Halts Online Payday Operation

On August 29, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ordered an online payday loan operation to cease business activities and freeze assets in response to a complaint and memorandum filed by the FTC on...more

Online Marketer That Allegedly Used Fake News Sites to Promote Products May Not Be Protected by CDA Immunity

Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act (CDA) promotes the free flow of information on the internet. The statute seeks to ensure that website operators and other interactive computer services are not hampered by lawsuits...more

Advertising News & Analysis - April 18, 2013

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

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

Advertising Law - October 26, 2011

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

Advertising Law Newsletter - June 30, 2011

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

Advertising Law Newsletter - May 25, 2011

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

Food advertising aimed at kids is on center stage

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

FTC Says Scoot, Rascal! Rascal Scooters Penalized $100,000 for Calling Consumers on the Do Not Call Registry

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

FTC Files First Lawsuit Against ‘Text Spam’

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

Advertising Law - June 18, 2010

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

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