• 12.06.18

    DOJ Closes Investigation Into Production Practices

    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.

  • 12.06.18

    Publisher, PR Firm Settle With FTC Over Endorsements

    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.

  • 12.06.18

    NAD Refers BodyArmor Claims to FTC After Review

    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.

  • 12.06.18

    Invention for Navigating Complex 3-D Worksheet Held Patent-Eligible

    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.

  • 11.29.18

    DOJ Offers Hope to Sites Facing ADA Litigation

    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.

  • 11.29.18

    Baseball Bat Company Strikes Out on Dismissal Motion

    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.

  • 11.29.18

    Shampoo Company Has Good Hair Day With Proposed Settlement

    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.

  • 11.29.18

    Both Parties to Appeal NAD Dispute Over Toothbrush Claims

    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.

  • 11.21.18

    New Federal Privacy Proposal Includes Penalties and ‘Do Not Track’

    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.

  • 11.21.18

    Moving Company Delivers Fake Reviews, New York AG Alleges

    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.