• 12.13.18

    Deceptive ‘Free Trial’ Offers Cost Defendants FTC Action

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) obtained a temporary restraining order (TRO) that brought a halt to an Internet marketing scam that touted supposedly “free trial” offers for personal care products and dietary supplements.

  • 12.13.18

    Honey Badger Makes Headlines in Ninth Circuit

    The honey badger is having another round of fame, thanks to a new Lanham Act opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

  • 12.13.18

    Airline Fined for Separate Disabled-Accessible Website

    Offering a separate website for those with disabilities does not comply with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) website accessibility requirements, the agency made clear with a $200,000 fine to the Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS).

  • 12.13.18

    BBB Launches New Online Tool to Report Bad Ads

    The Better Business Bureau announced a new online tool that allows consumers to report suspicious or questionable ads directly to the organization.

  • 12.06.18

    Cannabis Ads Get Standards From Industry Group

    Aiming to establish “a trustworthy, professional and ethical business space,” the cannabis industry’s self-regulatory organization finalized its first Advertising Standards.

  • 12.06.18

    DOJ Closes Investigation Into Production Practices

    The Department of Justice has shuttered its investigation into the subsidiaries of five of the largest ad holding companies without taking any action, the companies recently revealed.

  • 12.06.18

    Publisher, PR Firm Settle With FTC Over Endorsements

    Providing yet another reminder about regulatory oversight of endorsements, a publisher and public relations firm reached a deal with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over paid endorsements that were used in a marketing campaign for insect repellant.

  • 12.06.18

    NAD Refers BodyArmor Claims to FTC After Review

    After BA Sports Nutrition declined to comply with the National Advertising Division’s (NAD) recommendations to modify or discontinue certain ad claims for its BodyArmor SuperDrink, the self-regulatory body referred the claims to the Federal Trade Commission for review.

  • 11.29.18

    DOJ Offers Hope to Sites Facing ADA Litigation

    Continuing the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) hands-off approach to applying the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to websites, the agency responded to an inquiry from lawmakers with an answer that may help defendants facing litigation.

  • 11.29.18

    Baseball Bat Company Strikes Out on Dismissal Motion

    A California federal court allowed the bulk of a class action challenging the advertising claims for Easton’s youth baseball bats to move forward, denying the defendant’s motion to dismiss.