Polsinelli Podcasts - Removing Caps on Punitive Damages: What is the Impact on Business?
Omnicom's Lawyer: Inside the Publicis-Omnicom Merger
JOBS Act Implementation Regulations
Polsinelli Podcast - Public Policy Issues in 2013
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
Corporate Law Report: U.S. Manufacturing, Social Media, Online Endorsements, Hart Scott Rodino, More
Earlier this month the UK’s financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), issued its final guidance on financial promotions made via social media channels.
As we reported last year, the FCA issued...more
The FTC steps up enforcement of misleading software and mobile app promotional claims as FDA deregulates low-risk health IT devices.
In recent weeks, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has taken several enforcement...more
Rejecting a First Amendment challenge, a county can choose to not run an advertisement on its own bus system if it might cause vandalism and violence, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held this week. The court...more
When it comes to building a retirement plan practice, networking is an important component. Whether you are a financial advisor or a third party administrator or an auditor, placing an advertisement in the local newspaper or...more
Spring training is underway in Florida and Arizona, and Major League Baseball has a new commissioner, new executive leadership and a persistent challenge.
MLB has the oldest and least diverse fan base of any of the...more
Yesterday the Spanish Gambling Authorities (Dirección General de Ordenación el Juego– “DGOJ”) published the draft version of the Royal Decree on gambling advertising activities. ...more
This volume summarizes related bodies of law – false advertising, commercial disparagement, and defamation – that govern the conduct of business communications. It sets forth elements, damages, and related defenses for each...more
Response To FCC’s New Net Neutrality Regs Anything But Neutral -
In a split vote, the Federal Communications Commission approved a new net neutrality measure that would ban fast lanes and re-label broadband as a...more
On March 18, 2015, a federal judge in San Diego issued an eagerly anticipated ruling on the motion to dismiss filed by Fifth Generation, Inc. (the producer of Tito’s Handmade Vodka), effectively denying Tito’s motion to...more
FEDERAL CIRCUIT CASES -
Federal Circuit Reverses $61 Million Judgment Based on Erroneous Claim Construction -
Despite the Supreme Court’s recent Teva v. Sandoz decision that factual findings by a district court...more
The NCAA Tournament is here, and many local businesses will want to capitalize on this exciting time for basketball fans by using the well known “March Madness” slogan to advertise March specials. Think twice before your...more
In 2009, Michael Jordan was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. To commemorate Jordan’s career, Time Inc. published a special Sports Illustrated Presents issue that included congratulatory “advertisements” from several...more
California TCPA Suit Moves Forward -
A putative class action alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by Bebe Stores will move forward after a California federal court judge denied defendant’s...more
Art is no stranger to great controversy, although the arbiters of art world disputes are usually critics and artists rather than federal judges. Nevertheless, in early March, Judge Denise Cote of the Southern District of New...more
Under the FAA’s current framework, noncommercial uses of drones by hobbyists are not regulated outside of general safety restrictions. A drone hobbyist can use his or her craft as he or she wishes, so long as the drone is...more
In an opinion addressing the amount and type of scientific evidence required to substantiate disease treatment and prevention claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld the Federal Trade...more
In the recent case of Gallagher v. Bayer AG, Case No. 14-cv-04601-WHO (N.D. Cal. March 10, 2015), the plaintiffs asserted that the defendants Bayer AG and related entities (collectively, “Bayer”) engaged in false advertising...more
A recent National Advertising Division (“NAD”) decision serves as a reminder that comparative taste preference claims can quickly sour without methodologically sound substantiation. Taste-testers (and advertisers) should take...more
It is that time of year again, coming off St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, when everyone gets on the college basketball bandwagon in the season of “MARCH MADNESS.” Brackets are being completed, college jerseys are being pulled...more
New DAA App Brings Choice to Mobile -
Bringing consumer choice to mobile applications, the Digital Advertising Alliance released “AppChoices,” a free app that will allow consumers to opt out of tracking on mobile...more
On 12 June 2014, the Royal Decree of 12 April 2014 regarding certain information requirements governing the commercialization of financial products to non-professional (retail) clients was published in the Belgian Official...more
FY 2016 budget request reflects FDA’s broadening scope of activities -
The regulator’s requested budget of $4.9 billion for the upcoming fiscal year represents a 9% increase from the enacted FY 2015 budget, with $147.7...more
In This Issue:
- RECENT SIGNIFICANT RULINGS
..Summary Judgment For Defendants In Juice False Advertising Suit
..Partial Class Certification Granted in “100% Natural” Cooking Oil Action
Security experts recently discovered that about 50 different consumer PC models sold by Lenovo since September 2014 were shipped with adware known as Superfish Visual Discovery that could be exploited by hackers to spoof...more
Will Johnny Be Good, or Will Name Games Go up in Flames?
Johnny Gaudreau, left wing for the Calgary Flames, is attempting to high-stick potential interlopers by locking up rights to his now-popularized nickname – Johnny...more
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