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Advertising News & Analysis - April 3, 2014

In this issue: - FTC Releases Fourth Major Study on Alcohol Advertising and Industry Compliance - Plaintiffs' Class Action Bar May Choke on POM Wonderful Decertification Decision - In CFPB Endorsement...more

Advertising News & Analysis - January 9, 2014

In this issue: - Will Consumers, or Plaintiffs, Cheer GMO-Free Cheerios? - "Patent Troll" Reform Bills Moving through Congress - Holiday Discounts: When Pricing Laws Attack - CFPB Examines...more

Social Media: Consumer Compliance Risk Management Guidance

On December 11, 2013, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released final guidance (“Guidance”) on the applicability of consumer protection and compliance laws, regulations, and policies to...more

Business News Digest – December 2013

In this issue: - NIST Holds Fifth Workshop on Cybersecurity Framework; Incentives Still Lacking - Advertising Law News & Analysis - November 1, 2013 Edition - November 7, 2013 Edition - November 14,...more

Advertising News & Analysis - November 1, 2013

In this issue: - Venable Named Advertising Law Firm of the Year…Again - Online Ads and Outdated Agency Agreements Don’t Mix - We Have One Word for You: Plastics - CFPB Opens Door to “Innovative”...more

Continued CFPB Scrutiny of Credit Card Market; Focus Turns to Disclosures

The credit card market continues to be high on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's hit list. As noted in prior blog posts, the CFPB is focused intently on advertising and marketing of financial products and services. ...more

Business News Digest – August 2013

In this issue: - SEC Allows Public Advertising of Private Securities Offerings - What Your Nonprofit Needs to Do about HIPAA – Now - The 2013 Draft MDE General Permit for Stormwater Associated with...more

FTC Settles First Mortgage Advertising Rule Enforcement Action

The Federal Trade Commission recently announced a settlement of its first enforcement action under its Mortgage Acts and Practices - Advertising Final Rule (MAPR)....more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - June 28, 2013

In This Issue: - FEDERAL ISSUES - STATE ISSUES - COURTS - FIRM NEWS - FIRM PUBLICATIONS - MORTGAGES - CONSUMER FINANCE - SECURITIES - CREDIT CARDS - PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY - CRIMINAL ENFORCEMENT -...more

Advertising and Marketing Law Fundamentals for Consumer Financial Products and Services

In this presentation: - The similarities and differences between the CFPB UDAAP (Consumer Financial Protection Act), FTC UDAP (FTC Act), and the federal banking agencies UDAP legal authorities (FTC Act and Regulation...more

Student Recruitment, Third-Party Vendors, and the Federal Trade Commission

In this presentation: - How Did We Get Here? - Complying With Advertising & Marketing Laws - Increased Enforcement Activity By Federal And State Regulators - Compliance Tips Please see full...more

Advertising Law -- May 31, 2013

A Friendly Reminder from the FTC: You May Be in Trouble - Continuing the countdown to the effective date of the amended Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule, the Federal Trade Commission sent “educational...more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - May 24, 2013

In This Issue: - FEDERAL ISSUES - STATE ISSUES - COURTS - MISCELLANY - FIRM NEWS - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - SECURITIES - PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY - PAYMENTS - Excerpt from Consumer...more

Advertising Law -- May 23, 2013

SPECIAL FOCUS: CFPB - On May 9, 2013 the Federal Trade Commission sent a letter to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (“CFPB”) that describes its enforcement actions and other activities during 2012 with...more

Advertising News & Analysis - April 25, 2013

In this issue: - Venable Welcomes Randy Miller - FTC Survey Estimates Fraud Affected 25.6 Million Americans in 2011 - New Florida Law May Axe Charitable Promos, Cause Marketing Campaigns - What to...more

Advertising News & Analysis - April 11, 2013

In this issue: - Product Demonstrations and Disclosures – The Truth’s Not Always Pretty - Smartphones Spotlight Design Patents - Natural or Synthetic? USDA’s Draft Guidance Weighs In - Upcoming...more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - March 15, 2013

In This Issue: - FEDERAL ISSUES - STATE ISSUES - COURTS - MISCELLANY - FIRM NEWS - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - SECURITIES - E-COMMERCE - PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY - PAYMENTS - Excerpt...more

CFPB Digest – March 2013

In this issue: - What to Expect When You're Under a CFPB Investigation – Negotiating the Scope of the CID - CFPB Initiative to Promote Student Loan Payment Plans - Consumer Complaints Offer Insight into...more

CFPB Seeks Information on Financial Products and Services Offered to College Students

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau believes positive financial decision making should be learned at a young age. The Bureau recently issued a Request for Information Regarding Financial Products Marketed to Students...more

Corporate Law Report: U.S. Manufacturing, Social Media, Online Endorsements, Hart Scott Rodino, More [Video]

Watch our latest Corporate Law Report for: a word of caution from Pillsbury on using endorsement as part of your online advertising; enforcement predictions for 2013 from Mike Volkov; social media for global corporations from...more

Time for a Consumer Financial Protection Compliance Tune-up

New Year’s is a good time for a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) compliance tune-up. Providers of consumer financial products and services (“providers”) operate in a dynamic environment influenced by challenges...more

CFPB has launched investigations arising out of warning letters issued to mortgage lenders and brokers

We previously reported that the Bureau had sent warning letters to many mortgage originators and brokers chastising them about certain advertising practices....more

CFPB Examination Procedures for Student Lenders

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) has released procedures it will use in examining student lenders. The Student Lending Examination Procedures, available here, set forth the CFPB’s examination objectives and...more

A CFPB Christmas carol: first coordinated action with states

In the first action of its kind since the agency’s creation, the CFPB, Attorneys General from New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, and Wisconsin, and the Hawaii Office of Consumer Protection joined forces to enjoin a...more

CFPB Releases Exam Procedures For Student Loans

The CFPB has published the procedures it will use in examining student lenders. The Student Lending Examination Procedures are an extension of the CFPB’s General Supervision and Examination Manual and will be used as a field...more

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