• 11.15.18

    College Athletes Fumble Publicity Rights Suit

    In answering a certified question from the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled that fantasy sports websites do not violate Indiana’s publicity rights law by using the names and images of college athletes without their consent.

  • 11.15.18

    California’s Net Neutrality Law Remains in Neutral

    In a move hailed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), California’s net neutrality law has been put on hold—for now.

  • 11.15.18

    Consumer Groups Call for FTC Investigation of Android Apps

    Citing a new study, a group of consumer organizations told the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in a letter that the agency should investigate the marketing of Android apps to children.

  • 11.08.18

    New False Ad Suits: Headphones, Pasta Sauce, and Energy Drinks

    Recent false advertising lawsuits run the gamut from sweaty Bose headphones to pasta sauce with preservatives to a battle between energy drink companies.

  • 11.08.18

    NAD Declines to Reopen First Case Under New Rule

    In the self-regulatory body’s first case under a new rule, the National Advertising Division (NAD) denied LG Electronics’ request to reopen a case and referred the claims at issue to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for further review.

  • 11.08.18

    Cars.com Tries to Put Data Error Suit in Park

    Seeking to dismiss a putative class action alleging that it engaged in consumer protection violations, Cars.com, with headquarters in Illinois, told an Illinois federal court that it could not be held liable for any data errors with regard to metrics it provided to a car dealership.

  • 11.01.18

    Trade Group Calls for End to Emoji Vodka Packaging

    The trade association for the distilled spirits industry found that the marketing and packaging for a vodka company violated multiple provisions of the group’s marketing code.

  • 11.01.18

    Senators Seeking Tougher Enforcement on USA Origin Claims

    A trio of senators told the Federal Trade Commission that “Made in the USA” enforcement actions were a disappointment and urged the agency to adopt tougher enforcement measures.

  • 11.01.18

    Not Easy Being Green Chef in ERSP Challenge

    Resolving an anonymous competitor challenge, the Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program (ERSP) recommended that Green Chef, Inc., modify or discontinue certain claims for its meal delivery service.

  • 11.01.18

    Dispute Over Children’s Data Dodges Arbitration

    A federal judge in California denied the motion of Viacom, Inc., to compel arbitration in a putative class action challenging the company’s use of children’s data for targeted advertising.



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