The Gatorade Company violated state law by urging players of its advergame to ditch water for the sports drink, California’s attorney general alleged in an action against the company.
A California federal court judge rejected both puffery and preemption arguments when it denied Dr. Pepper Snapple Group’s motion to dismiss a putative class action challenging the labeling for its Canada Dry Ginger Ale.
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Declining to rely on crowdsourced data, the National Advertising Division recommended that T-Mobile USA discontinue advertising claims about the speed of its network.
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Making good on her promise to focus on concrete consumer injury, Acting Chair of the Federal Trade Commission Maureen K. Ohlhausen announced a December workshop on “informational injury.”
Amazon successfully moved a putative class action challenging its pricing practices to arbitration after the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit held that the retailer’s agreement was not unconscionable.
A jury will decide if the term “Comic-Con” is generic after a federal court judge in California recently denied summary judgment in favor of the trademark holders.
A putative class action alleging that Kona Brewing Co. tricked consumers into believing its beer line is locally brewed in Hawaii will move forward after a California federal court judge denied the advertiser’s motion to dismiss.
In the agency’s first cases enforcing the European Union-United States Privacy Shield framework, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled with three companies that falsely claimed they were certified to participate in the data-sharing agreement.