Advertising and Marketing News - October 27, 2011

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17 State AGs Ask FCC to Block Third-Party Charges to Phone Bills

On Monday, attorneys general from 17 states filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission asking the regulator to ban all billing of third-party, non-telecommunications-related services to consumers’ phone bills.....

CA AG Files Plastic Bottle “Greenwashing” Suit

On Wednesday, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris filed a lawsuit alleging that ENSO Plastics LLC, Balance and AquaMantra made false and misleading claims about the biodegradability and recyclability of plastic bottles manufactured by ENSO.....

Plaintiffs Urge Approval of Final Settlement in Visa Call Recording Class Action

Plaintiffs in a class action against Visa Inc. asked the court to give final approval to an $18 million settlement resolving charges that the credit card giant unlawfully recorded customer service calls without providing notice or obtaining consent of the callers.....

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