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BakerHostetler
A recent class certification decision in California involving challenges to a retailer's price comparison advertisements should prompt retailers to carefully evaluate their sale advertising practices.
Venable LLP
There is lore that the beauty industry does not challenge itself sufficiently before NAD, and for this reason NAD brings more monitoring challenges in this area.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The CFRA follows a California law, enacted in 2014, which made it illegal for businesses to penalize their customers for posting negative reviews of their products or services online.
Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Collectors who have run out of space to store or display their art at their homes inevitably confront the question of what to do with their spare art.
Herrick, Feinstein LLP
There are many reasons a private collector would want to loan a work of art to a museum.
Venable LLP
As we've mentioned before, and as this year is unfolding, it looks like the FTC is even more desperate to enforce the Restore Online Shoppers' Confidence Act than we are to find good skin care products.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
This Monday, PayPal, Inc. ("PayPal") apologized to its customers and overhauled controversial telemarketing consent language in its recently revised User Agreement.
Duane Morris LLP
Let's face it, the Internet can be a scary place from a risk standpoint. Indeed, it seems that on practically a daily basis we hear about a massive security breach and the theft of sensitive and personal data.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
Last Monday, a federal district court in Orlando issued a temporary restraining order ("TRO") against a Florida corporation, five Florida limited liability companies and seven of the businesses' respective officers (the "Defendants"), freezing the telemarketers' assets and temporarily halting the group's marketing initiatives.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
On June 16, the United States District Court for the Central District of California issued an ex parte temporary restraining order prohibiting certain marketing companies from continuing to offer "risk free trials."
Davis & Gilbert
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently updated its answers to a series of frequently asked questions (New FAQs) about its Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising (Guides)
Womble Carlyle
In a recent enforcement action, the FCC fined AT&T $100,000,000 for violations of the Open Internet Transparency Rule ("Transparency Rule").
Davis & Gilbert
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has asked the California Supreme Court to decide whether California's Song-Beverly Credit Card Act prohibits retailers from asking for a customer's personal information at the point of sale after the customer already has paid with a credit card
Davis & Gilbert
A threshold issue that emerges when advertisers and their agencies hire celebrities, musical artists, and other personalities to endorse and perform services for a brand is whether or not to enter into some form of preliminary deal document, as opposed to going straight to a longer form agreement, and how to structure such a document
Davis Wright Tremaine
Last Friday, staff in the FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau issued a report summarizing the results of the FCC's Lifeline broadband pilot program.
Sullivan & Worcester
There has been additional commentary in the last week on the Foreign Cultural Exchange Jurisdictional Clarification Act, including this piece at Hyperallergic in which I'm quoted.
Davis & Gilbert
The transmission of live events through video-streaming apps Periscope and Meerkat is raising concerns among rights holders. Advances in both legal and technological tools will be needed to effectively combat unauthorized transmissions.
Proskauer Rose LLP
And they're off ... to the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
Last month, a working group for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") issued a report that contemplates whether the owners of certain commercial websites should be forbidden from using WHOIS proxy services to hide their identities.
Venable LLP
On June 19, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued its decision in In re GNC Corporation; Triflex Products Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation (No. II), — F.3d –, No. 14-1724, 2015 WL 3798174 (4th Cir. June 19, 2015), handing a significant victory not just to the defendants in that multidistrict false advertising class action litigation ..
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