• 11.08.18

    New False Ad Suits: Headphones, Pasta Sauce, and Energy Drinks

    Recent false advertising lawsuits run the gamut from sweaty Bose headphones to pasta sauce with preservatives to a battle between energy drink companies.

  • 11.08.18

    NAD Declines to Reopen First Case Under New Rule

    In the self-regulatory body’s first case under a new rule, the National Advertising Division (NAD) denied LG Electronics’ request to reopen a case and referred the claims at issue to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for further review.

  • 11.08.18

    Cars.com Tries to Put Data Error Suit in Park

    Seeking to dismiss a putative class action alleging that it engaged in consumer protection violations, Cars.com, with headquarters in Illinois, told an Illinois federal court that it could not be held liable for any data errors with regard to metrics it provided to a car dealership.

  • 11.01.18

    Trade Group Calls for End to Emoji Vodka Packaging

    The trade association for the distilled spirits industry found that the marketing and packaging for a vodka company violated multiple provisions of the group’s marketing code.

  • 11.01.18

    Senators Seeking Tougher Enforcement on USA Origin Claims

    A trio of senators told the Federal Trade Commission that “Made in the USA” enforcement actions were a disappointment and urged the agency to adopt tougher enforcement measures.

  • 11.01.18

    Not Easy Being Green Chef in ERSP Challenge

    Resolving an anonymous competitor challenge, the Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program (ERSP) recommended that Green Chef, Inc., modify or discontinue certain claims for its meal delivery service.

  • 11.01.18

    Dispute Over Children’s Data Dodges Arbitration

    A federal judge in California denied the motion of Viacom, Inc., to compel arbitration in a putative class action challenging the company’s use of children’s data for targeted advertising.

  • 10.25.18

    ANA: FBI Wants Help With Fraud Investigation

    An investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) into fraudulent media-buying practices has been confirmed by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) in a letter to members about the possibility of cooperating with the agency.

  • 10.25.18

    How Many? New Complaint Challenges Apple’s Episode Count

    Does Apple trick users into buying bundles of television shows at a higher price point by including promotions in the episode count?

  • 10.25.18

    Vizio Settles Smart TV Suit for $17M

    After previously reaching a $2.2 million deal with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the New Jersey attorney general (AG), Vizio has agreed to pay an additional $17 million to settle consolidated litigation based on the company’s privacy practices with regard to its smart television sets.