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.
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.
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.
In Data Engine Techs. LLC v. Google LLC, the Federal Circuit held that an invention for navigating through complex three-dimensional electronic spreadsheets was patent-eligible subject matter.
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.
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.
Settling a consumer class action challenging the labeling of its shampoos as “sulfate free” and “free of salt,” Sexy Hair Concepts LLC agreed to pay $2.33 million.
Reviewing comparative, quantified advertising for the Sonicare DiamondClean toothbrush, the National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended that the advertiser modify or discontinue claims in television and website ads for its line of power toothbrushes.
Taking a tough stance, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced a draft of his new privacy bill that would provide for consumer protections and impose stiff penalties and steep fines.
Fake positive online reviews promoting a purported moving company triggered an action filed by the New York attorney general against the company and its owner.