Advertising Law -- March 8, 2012


In This Issue:

*Jordan's Suit Not a Slam Dunk

*Mobile App Makers Reach Agreement with California AG

*"Free" Offers Result in $359 Million FTC Settlement

*White House Issues "Bill of Rights" for Consumer Privacy

Excerpt from Jordan’s Suit Not a Slam Dunk

He may be a basketball legend, but Michael Jordan’s prowess on the court did not translate into a slam dunk in the courtroom.

In 2009, Jordan was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Sports Illustrated published a special commemorative magazine edition and asked various businesses to design a page for the issue.

Paying nothing, grocery chain Supervalu, parent to Chicago-based Jewel Food Stores, designed a page featuring the image of a pair of Air Jordans spotlighted on a hardwood basketball court. Accompanying text read...

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