In this issue:

- Florida Settlement Tightens Up Face Lift Advertising

- Chairwoman Ramirez Names FTC Veteran as New Consumer Protection Bureau Director

- Artisanal Labeling: Grounds for a Lovingly Crafted Lawsuit?

- Supreme Court Breathes a Little Life into Class Arbitration

- Upcoming Events

- Excerpt from: Supreme Court Breathes a Little Life into Class Arbitration:

The relationship between class actions and arbitration has been a recurrent issue at the Supreme Court in recent years, write Venable attorneys Edward P. Boyle and David N. Cinotti in a recent post to Venable’s advertising law blog. The Supreme Court, they write, has appeared to substantially limit consumers’ ability to bring class actions in court against defendants with which they have an arbitration agreement. It has also limited the ability to bring class arbitrations when the arbitration agreement does not expressly provide for class claims. Boyle and Cinotti dissect two cases, Stolt-Nielsen S.A. v. Animal Feeds International Corp. and Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter, to illustrate this trend and provide thoughts on the likely strategies that plaintiffs and defendants will pursue in such cases after the Oxford Health decision.

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