• 05.17.18

    Departure From Industry Standard Testing Arrives at NAD Disapproval

    The National Advertising Division vacuumed up a dispute over cleaning claims in a challenge brought by Dyson Inc. against competitor SharkNinja LLC.

  • 05.17.18

    Foreign Devices, Apps Cautioned About COPPA Violations

    Potential violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the COPPA Rule triggered letters to two foreign companies from the Federal Trade Commission, cautioning that their apps and devices may run afoul of the statute.

  • 05.17.18

    Plaintiff’s Ginger Ale Suit Not Quenched

    A putative class action alleging that Dr. Pepper misled consumers into thinking its Canada Dry Ginger Ale contains real ginger will move forward after a federal court judge in Missouri denied the defendant’s motion to dismiss the suit.

  • 05.17.18

    Cannabis Industry Sets High Bar With Ad Guidelines

    The National Association of Cannabis Businesses (NACB) recently released a proposed advertising standard for public comment that would place a host of restrictions on ads for cannabis products.

  • 05.10.18

    CVS Brings ‘Real Life Beauty’ to Ads

    Just three months after announcing it will no longer use touched-up images in its beauty ads, CVS Pharmacy released the first advertisements of its new campaign.

  • 05.10.18

    NARB Turns Down Mascara’s Volume Claims

    Lacking evidence to back up “before” and “after” pictures and the statement “1,944% more volume,” Too Faced Cosmetics LLC should discontinue the claims it’s making about its Better Than Sex original and waterproof mascaras, the National Advertising Review...

  • 05.10.18

    New Bill Would Offer Social Media Protections

    In the latest legislative proposal addressing consumer privacy, Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and John Kennedy (R-La.) introduced a bill that would provide social media users with more control over their data.

  • 05.10.18

    Deceptive Pricing Suit Costs Neiman Marcus $2.9M

    After the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit breathed new life into a deceptive pricing class action, Neiman Marcus agreed to pay almost $3 million to settle the case.
     

  • 05.03.18

    New Jersey Decision Could Slow TCCWNA Actions

    In a victory for defendants, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that a plaintiff must suffer actual harm from an allegedly unlawful provision in a contract or notice to be an “aggrieved” party under the state’s Truth in Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA).

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  • 05.03.18

    NBA 2K Tattoo Copyright Dispute Blocked

    A case of whether tattoos are entitled to de minimis and fair use copyright protection continues to move through the courts, with a New York federal judge allowing a tattoo artist’s lawsuit against a video game manufacturer to move forward.