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Proskauer Rose LLP
Two recent contrasting decisions in class action false advertising cases alleging misleading uses of the term "natural" for food products underscore the difficulty in predicting the likelihood
BakerHostetler
In the end, as it so often does, the case comes down to semantics.
BakerHostetler
J-B Weld to seek appeal of NAD's discontinuation recommendation.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
Last week, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") announced that it will be mailing over $6 million dollars in checks to consumers who purchased certain health-related products and services.
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
n Ia challenge brought by Aquasana, Inc., the NAD determined that Advanced Purification Engineering Corp., a manufacturer of water filtration systems, was not responsible for substantiating or correcting "Made in USA" claims.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
I recently noted that a federal district court in New York held that models who were not sufficiently famous to be generally recognized failed to state a claim under the Lanham Act for the unauthorized use of their image in advertising for gentlemen's clubs.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
When a company sues a competitor for allegedly making false "made in the USA" claims, will the court consider the standards set forth in FTC's Enforcement Policy Statement on U.S. Origin Claims?
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
The Federal Trade Commission announced today that it has completed its first review of the CAN-SPAM Rule, and voted to keep it with no changes.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
As noted in a prior post, on January 15, 2019, the Department of Justice's OLC issued an opinion dated November 2, 2018, replacing the OLC's 2011 interpretation of the federal Wire Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1084.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The opinion for the Court caught flak in two concurring opinions
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Last week, the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission jointly sent warning letters to three companies who are marketing dietary supplements as treatment for Alzheimer's disease and other illnesses.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
While targeted social media ads may help employers find potential applicants with specific skill sets, inartfully crafted ads may open the door to discrimination claims, particularly in California.
Davis & Gilbert
Mastercard recently announced that it will be imposing new obligations on merchants that offer free trials to consumers
BakerHostetler
When Alejandro Callegari filed a class action against defendant Blendtec in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Utah, he claimed to have been misled by packaging claims on Blendtec's "Blendtec Classic 475 120v Blender," which he purchased online in July 2017.
BakerHostetler
From January until April 15, taxpayers are concerned with filing their taxes and seeking help from professional companies to guarantee the most efficient and legally compliant tax filings.
BakerHostetler
Singer and actress Rihanna is a pop star and multitalented conglomerate.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
In this Dec. 30, 2018, file photo, Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald, left, snags a onehanded touchdown pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL football game, in Seattle.
Foley Hoag LLP
People on social media, and in some face-to-face social settings, often reveal more about themselves than they need to or really should.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
NAD has just examined, for the first time, the extent to which an advertiser is responsible for claims made by consumers via reviews posted on third-party retail sites and known by the advertiser to be inaccurate or unsupported.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Loft pulled the advertising and issued a statement apologizing.
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