For the past decade, plaintiffs’ lawyers have been trolling the Internet for websites that are incompatible with screen-reader technology used by blind people to navigate the web.
The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Enforcement Bureau last week issued two fines, one for $6,000 and another for $5,200, for violations of its contest rules, as two sweepstakes were not conducted as advertised.
In a major blow to web publishers, Judge Kimba Wood of the Southern District of New York reversed her own ruling from just two months ago and revived a photographer’s copyright suit against Mashable, Inc. (Mashable), over Mashable’s use of an embedded Instagram photograph on its website.
Within a month of the launch of the National Advertising Division Fast-Track SWIFT challenge process, the NAD has resolved the first three cases.
Based on its monitoring program, the National Advertising Division (NAD) raised concerns that three L’Oréal websites—Makeup.com, Skincare.com and Hair.com—failed to sufficiently disclose L’Oréal’s connection with the websites in a clear and conspicuous manner, in order ...
In response to a challenge from the Council for Responsible Nutrition, the National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended that Nature’s Boost discontinue health claims concerning the ability of its Blood Boost Formula dietary supplement to cure diabetes and substantially reduce a ...
On June 5, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent six warning letters to multilevel marketing companies to stop making claims about their products’ ability to treat or prevent COVID-19 and about the earnings that people who have recently lost income can make.
Earlier this month, HyperBeard, Inc., a developer of popular children’s mobile applications, agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over allegations of its failure to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule (COPPA).
As it turns out, Elle Woods apparently skipped taking that elective course in advertising law while she was attending Harvard Law School because, in real life, Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James clothing company failed to disclose to teachers hoping for a free dress that it was offering a ...
In tit-for-tat challenges, claims for Smile Direct Club (SDC) clear aligners were challenged with the NAD by Align Technology, maker of Invisalign clear aligners, and claims for Invisalign clear aligners were challenged by SDC.