• 08.24.18

    New False Advertising Suits: Dog Food and Olive Oil

    What do dog food and olive oil have in common? Both products are the subject of recently filed consumer class actions alleging false advertising.

  • 08.16.18

    California Appellate Panel Issues Plaintiff-Friendly Deceptive Pricing Decision

    A California appellate panel reversed dismissal and reinstated a deceptive pricing action against electronics retailer Newegg in a broad ruling that will make it easier for plaintiffs to bring similar cases.

  • 08.16.18

    State AGs Settle Cause Marketing Suit Over ‘Operation Teddy Bear’

    A group of 16 state attorneys general reached a deal with a Tennessee nonprofit charged with violating state law with its “Operation Teddy Bear” program.

  • 08.09.18

    NAD Weighs In on ‘Best’ Claims

    Be careful about making claims that a product is the “best,” the National Advertising Division (NAD) cautioned in a new decision, recommending that Mahindra USA discontinue claims that it offered the industry’s “best” warranty and “best” in loader lift ...

  • 08.09.18

    W3C Finalizes Updates to Accessibility Guidance

    Advertisers, take note—the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has updated its Web Content Accessibility Guidelines in a new publication, WCAG 2.1.

  • 08.09.18

    Sixth Circuit Drives Movie Trailer Suit to Dismissal

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit refused to allow a moviegoer to hold the distributor of a motion picture liable for false advertising based on a trailer that the plaintiff claimed contained anti-Semitic messaging.

  • 08.02.18

    FTC Asks Lawmakers for Additional Authority

    The newly filled Federal Trade Commission testified before Congress recently, with Chairman Joseph Simons calling for more agency power to provide additional consumer privacy protections.

  • 08.02.18

    Allergy Claims Cause NAD to React With Recommendation to Discontinue

    Claims for an allergy medication should be discontinued because they lack the necessary support, the National Advertising Division recently recommended, despite seemingly contrary findings in prior decisions that considered some of the studies at issue.

  • 08.02.18

    Appellate Courts Pass on Embedded Link, Publicity Rights Cases

    In appellate news, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit declined to consider a high-profile copyright case involving embedded links while the California Supreme Court passed on actress Olivia de Havilland’s publicity rights challenge to an FX television show.

  • 07.26.18

    Bedding Company Files Trademark Suit Against Amazon

    Amazon infringed on Comphy’s trademark by posting results for “inferior third-party sheets” when consumers searched for terms like “comph” and “comphy” on the Amazon site, according to a new Illinois federal court complaint.



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