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Strategies and Defenses for Retailers Named in Consumer Class Actions

Are retailers at risk in private surgeon general class actions? Often, their only conduct is putting a product on the shelf. They haven’t designed the product, much less had any input on the product labels or advertising. ...more

Mobile Marketing Class Action Litigation 2.0: Enterprising Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Assert Novel Class Claims Under the TCPA

Never let it be said that plaintiffs’ lawyers are not an enterprising lot. The old adage that you can’t get blood from a stone continues to apply, but not evidently to plaintiffs’ lawyers. They continue to push the envelope...more

What You Can Learn From Facebook’s “Sponsored Stories” Settlement

If you thought that only famous people have a “right of publicity,” think again. Ordinary people can recover damages for someone using their name, voice, photograph or likeness for a commercial purpose. Facebook recently...more

The Social Media Challenge – Discipline, Good Character, And The Right To Freedom Of Expression

Professional regulators are beginning to grapple with the impact that social media such as Facebook and blog postings will have on their regulatory functions. Just as cases on the impact of social media in the workplace are...more

Lap-Band Clinics Are Warned by the FDA for Overly Rosy Promotions of Weight Loss

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

Turkey, Mashed Potatoes and a Dollop of Preemption

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving – the biggest American “eating” day of the year. So we thought we’d share a few fun facts. Did you know the average person on Thanksgiving eats around 4,500 calories? (By the way, that's more than...more

Advertising Law Newsletter - March 16, 2011

In this issue: IAB Members Pledge to Follow Self-Regulatory Principles; Illinois Court Revives Light Cigarette Class Action; Can a Facebook Friend Request Violate the Lanham Act?; FTC Fights...more

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