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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 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

Top questions fashion brands should consider before conducting social media marketing

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram…the list of social media tools for the promotion of your fashion brand is ever increasing. While social media is an effective and immediate way to reach your customers, there are some...more

Advertising Law -- Dec 16, 2013

SPECIAL FOCUS: FTC Workshop on Native Advertising – The “Blurred Lines” Remain Fuzzy - The increased prevalence of online native advertising – commercial content designed with the look and feel of editorial comment –...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

Advertising Law -- Oct 18, 2013

Introducing TCPA Connect - On October 16, the FCC's updated Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) regulations finally took effect. The new rules pose significant challenges for companies seeking to communicate with...more

The Class Action Chronicle - Fall 2013

This is the inaugural edition of The Class Action Chronicle, a quarterly publication that will provide analysis of recent class action trends, along with a summary of class certification and Class Action Fairness Act rulings...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

The right of publicity in college sports

The sports-media industry has recently experienced a proliferation of litigation involving right-of-publicity claims asserted by student-athletes for the unauthorized use of their names, images and likenesses. The most highly...more

Advertising Law -- Aug 08, 2013

Mattress Claims Run Afoul of Green Guides - The Federal Trade Commission, applying the Green Guides to the advertising of three different mattress manufacturers, stated that the companies slept on the requirements for...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

General Liability Policies May Cover Antitrust, Patent, and Other Business Litigation – Part 1

General liability insurance is frequently overlooked in business litigation. These policies, however, include coverage for “disparagement” and “malicious prosecution.” Both terms are construed broadly and may provide coverage...more

FTC Drops Bomb on Pom: Finds Ads Touting Health Benefits of Pomegranates Unsubstantiated and False

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission issued its much-anticipated ruling in the agency’s case against POM Wonderful. In a unanimous 5-0 decision, the Commission found that Pom’s advertisements touting the amazing health...more

Advertising Law -- April 5, 2012

In This Issue: *Q&A: What False Advertising and Trademark Plaintiffs Need to Know Following Landmark eBay Decision *E=mc2, or the Publicity Rights of Albert Einstein *Microsoft Announces Targeted Health Ads *$1.5M...more

Advertising Law -- March 23, 2012

In This Issue: *Manatt’s Advertising Practice a Finalist for 2012 Chambers USA Awards for Excellence *Back to the Drawing Board: Federal Judge Rejects FTC Settlement *“Cruelty-Free” Claims Subject of False...more

Man Versus Machine: iPhone 4S User Files Class Action Against Apple, Alleges Siri Won't Do As Told

Frank Fazio, a disgruntled iPhone 4S user from New York, recently filed a federal class action lawsuit against Apple in California, alleging that the Siri feature of the iPhone 4S does not work as advertised. For those of you...more

Advertising Law - November 17, 2011

In This Issue: Manatt Partner Linda Goldstein to Serve as Faculty at Digital Gaming; & Lottery Policy Summit; Manatt Partner Ivan Wasserman Invited to Speak at FDLI’s New Dietary Ingredient Regulation Event; Facebook...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 - August 18, 2011

In This Issue: Congress Considers More Data Security, Breach Laws; FTC Takes Action Against Payday Lender; Controversy Over Basketball Wives; Privacy Suit Filed Over Use of ETags; NAD Weighs In on Dietary Supplement for...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

Plaintiffs Attacking Fiji's Green Water Sing the Blues

A California appeals court last week affirmed the dismissal of a putative class action in which plaintiffs accused Fiji Water Co. LLC of improperly promoting its bottled water. Ayana Hill v. Roll International Corp. et al.,...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

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