• 09.17.19

    TINA Not Playing Around With YouTube Kidfluencer

    A popular YouTube channel for kids is the subject of a new complaint filed by Truth in Advertising (TINA) with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  

  • 09.17.19

    New Decision Raises Questions About FTC’s Restitution Power

    A recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit could have a significant impact on the efforts of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to obtain restitution.

  • 09.17.19

    NARB, FTC Consider National Origin Claims

    With national origin claims on the enforcement radar of both the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the FTC announced a public workshop later this month to consider claims such as “Made in USA.”

  • 09.17.19

    Compliance Tips From the Largest COPPA Settlement Ever

    In a record-setting deal with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the New York State Office of the Attorney General, YouTube agreed to pay a total of $170 million to settle charges of violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) as well as the FTC Act.

  • 09.11.19

    FTC Warns Companies on CBD-Infused Product Health Claims

    The Federal Trade Commission warned three companies on Sept. 10 that they could not legally advertise that their CBD-infused products can “prevent, treat, or cure a human disease without competent and reliable scientific evidence to support such claims.”  

  • 09.10.19

    Third Circuit Goes Bananas for Copyright Protection

    The U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit went bananas for copyright protection, ruling that a banana costume was copyrightable in a lawsuit filed by the maker of a competing costume.

  • 09.10.19

    False Sale Prices Result in Real $6M Settlement

    General Nutrition Centers (GNC) agreed to pay $6 million to settle a class action accusing the national retailer of promoting “phantom markdowns” on its website.

  • 09.10.19

    Court Isn’t Sweet on Honey False Ad Suit

    A Massachusetts federal court threw out a lawsuit against Honey Bunches of Oats brought by consumers who claimed that the product packaging and marketing misled them about the cereal’s honey content.

  • 09.10.19

    Challenge to ‘Natural’ Eyelash Products Reaches $3.25M Deal

    A cosmetics company can close its eyes on a lawsuit over the marketing of its eyelash products after reaching a $3.25 million deal in a putative class action.  

  • 08.27.19

    FTC Unrolls Settlement Over Privacy Violations

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reached a deal with email management company Unroll.Me Inc. after the agency alleged that the company tricked consumers about how their personal emails were accessed and used.

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