• 01.22.20

    Lawmakers Propose COPPA Expansion

    A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives would update the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), broadening the existing statutory protections to include youth under the age of 16.

  • 01.22.20

    NARB: Customer Stories Should Come to an End

    Reviewing two commercials featuring a “paid real customer story” where the individuals recounted an experience with Verizon Wireless service, the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) recommended that the ads be modified or discontinued.

  • 01.22.20

    JLo Character Hustles Into Court Over Publicity Rights

    The inspiration behind the character portrayed by Jennifer Lopez in the 2019 film Hustlers has filed a $40 million publicity rights and defamation action against the production companies behind the movie.

  • 01.22.20

    Yelp Disclosures Cost Mortgage Broker $120K in FTC Deal

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) struck a deal with a mortgage broker who revealed personal information about consumers after they posted negative reviews of his service on Yelp.

  • 01.14.20

    New Year, New NAD Fees and Procedures

    The National Advertising Division (NAD) started 2020 with updated fees and the announcement that new procedures would be implemented in the coming months.

  • 01.14.20

    New False Ad Suit: Chocolates Have Less THC, CBD Than Advertised

    A new false advertising lawsuit filed in California federal court accuses Bhang Corporation of duping consumers as its “Medicinal Chocolates” actually contain less cannabis than promised in its advertising.

  • 01.14.20

    Gambling on Browsewrap: Casino App Loses Huuuge Bet on Enforcing Terms of Use

    Last month, the Ninth Circuit affirmed a Washington district court’s decision to deny Huuuge’s bid to arbitrate a proposed class action based on a browsewrap agreement.

  • 01.14.20

    Challenge to Tomato Origin Moves Forward

    A putative class action against Cento Fine Foods (Cento) challenging the packaging and labeling representations regarding its “Certified San Marzano” tomato products will move forward after a California federal court denied the defendant’s motion to dismiss.

  • 12.30.19

    Medical Device Claims Sent to FTC, FDA

    As a result of Zero Gravity’s failure to respond to its inquiries, the National Advertising Division (NAD) has referred Zero Gravity’s claims for its Perfectio line of medical devices to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for review.

  • 12.30.19

    Sour Note: Mraz Sues MillerCoors for ‘I’m Yours’ Clip in Instagram Ad

    Jason Mraz alleged in a new lawsuit in California that MillerCoors wrongfully misappropriated his song “I’m Yours,” his voice and his image in an Instagram post promoting Coors Light beer.

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