Advertising Law - September 12, 2011

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In This Issue:

Suit Challenging LEED Certification Dismissed; Second Circuit Upholds $1.9 Million Judgment Against Marketer Of Weight Loss Products; CVS Reaches $2 Million Settlement With California DAs; Google, DOJ Settle Over Canadian Pharmaceutical Ads For $500 Million; Trademark Disputes: Louboutin Appeals, Hells Angels Sue; “Mundane” Tweets Limit Publicity Right Claims; Status Update: Facebook Settles With Parody Site; Nutella, Kashi Face Suits Over Healthful Marketing; and DISH Network Settles With Vermont Over Letter

Suit Challenging LEED Certification Dismissed

A U.S. District Court judge dismissed a lawsuit alleging that the U.S. Green Building Council violated the false advertising provision of the Lanham Act because the plaintiffs – a building professional, an architect, and an engineer – were not competitors and lacked standing to bring the suit without a demonstration of a damaged commercial interest.

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