• 10.04.18

    Study Not Playing Around With Gaming Loot Boxes

    A new study with concerns about “problem gambling” habits has pushed for a closer look at loot boxes, the in-game rewards popular in online gaming.

  • 10.04.18

    Full Speed Ahead for Graffiti Artist’s Suit Against GM

    Graffiti that appeared in a photograph on the General Motors website may be protected, a California federal court judge ruled when declining to dismiss a copyright infringement lawsuit against GM.

  • 10.04.18

    ‘Stay,’ NJ Court Orders Dog Food Manufacturer Facing False Ad Suit

    A dog food company served its customers a mixed bag of puffery and actionable claims, a New Jersey federal court determined when dismissing parts of a false advertising class while letting others move forward.

  • 10.04.18

    First Internet of Things Regulation Passes in California

    California is ready to take the lead yet again, this time with first-of-its-kind legislation regulating the Internet of Things (IoT).

  • 09.27.18

    Court Awards $10M in Pregnancy Test False Ad Suit

    A New York federal court adopted a “market share allocation” approach to calculate the damages and awarded almost $10 million in a false advertising suit brought by one pregnancy test manufacturer against another.

  • 09.27.18

    Massachusetts Court Runs Down Insurer’s Defense in Coverage Dispute

    An advertiser using the name of a famed marathoner without permission is entitled to insurance coverage for a lawsuit accusing the company of false association, the highest court in Massachusetts has ruled.

  • 09.27.18

    FTC Takes Action on Country of Origin Claims

    Taking on “Made in USA” claims, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed two new cases: one against a New York-based company advertising American-made hockey pucks and a second against related recreational and outdoor equipment companies from California.

  • 09.27.18

    New Mexico AG Charges App Maker With COPPA Violations

    Alleging violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and state consumer protection law, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas filed suit against app maker Tiny Lab Productions.

  • 09.20.18

    Online Accountability Program Tackles Video Ads

    The Online Interest-Based Advertising Accountability Program issued its 90th decision in a case involving Vdopia, Inc.’s Chocolate, a mobile video ad exchange and mobile SDK mediation platform.

  • 09.20.18

    California Legislature Passes Net Neutrality Bill

    In response to the Federal Communication Commission’s decision to repeal the Open Internet Order, California lawmakers have taken matters into their own hands by passing a measure that would provide net neutrality in the state.