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Retail and Consumer Products Law Roundup - June 2017

Revocation? Think Again. - On June 22, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit issued what might be the most business-friendly Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) decision we have seen in a long time in Reyes v....more

Dietary Supplement & Cosmetics Legal Bulletin | May 2017

Senators Call For Removal of Dioxane from Cosmetic Products - U.S. Sens. Chuck Schumer (DN. Y.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (DN. Y.) have petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to prohibit detectable levels of 1,4dioxane...more

Advertising Law - August 2016

Court Awake To Plaintiff’s Deceptive Sleep-Tracking Claims Against Fitbit - A challenge to Fitbit’s claims that certain models of its exercise monitoring device tracked users’ sleep patterns will move forward after a...more

FTC Prevails in Action against Amazon for Unlawfully Billing Parents for Children’s Unauthorized In-App Purchases

In the wake of thousands of parental complaints about unauthorized in-app purchases made by their children, resulting in millions of dollars in disputed charges, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) brought suit against...more

Crowdfunding: A Potential Cash Source for Business That Could Make a Well-Intentioned Company's Financial State Worse

by Stoel Rives LLP on

“Crowdfunding”: In broad terms, it’s a decade-old means to an end for those with bright ideas and dim financials who hope to bring an inspired cause to market. As established as the practice is, with the more recent explosion...more

FTC Takes Its First Action Against Crowdfunding Site

by Wilson Elser on

As the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) targets more FinTech (new and emerging financial technology) under the banner of protecting consumers from deceptive trade practices, the Commission finally turned its attention to the...more

Who’s Watching Dietary Supplement Advertising?  Everybody!

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

For several years now, dietary supplement advertising has been squarely on the radar of the FTC, state regulators, self-regulators, and last but never least, plaintiff’s lawyers. A recent FTC settlement with the makers of the...more

FTC $19 Million Settlement with Google: Unauthorized In-App Charges Are Not Child’s Play

by BakerHostetler on

The FTC recently approved a final Order resolving allegations that Google unfairly billed customers millions of dollars for unauthorized charges made by children using mobile apps downloaded from the Google Play app store....more

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