• 07.28.16

    Sen. Franken Hits Pause on Pokémon GO

    After the Pokémon GO app was downloaded approximately 7.5 million times in the United States alone in its first week of release, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), the chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, wrote to the company about its privacy policy.

  • 07.21.16

    Wikipedia Link Trips up Ninth Circuit False Ad Suit

    Ruling that a California federal court incorrectly relied upon a Wikipedia link when considering a summary judgment motion in a false advertising suit, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed dismissal of a suit against GNC Corporation.

  • 07.19.16

    FCC: U.S. Government Is Not a Person Under TCPA

    In response to petitions filed by three government contractors seeking clarification that the federal government and its agents were exempt from liability under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Federal Communications Commission issued a declaratory ruling on July 5, finding that the ...

  • 06.30.16

    FTC Shuts Down Scam Touting Aid for Disabled Individuals

    The agency took action against Adli Dasuqui and a pair of his companies, American Handicapped Inc. and Disadvantaged Workers Inc., alleging the defendants paid telemarketers to cold-call consumers to sell light bulbs and trash bags.

  • 06.02.16

    Chambers USA Ranks Manatt’s Advertising Practice Nationally for Excellence

    Manatt's Advertising, Marketing and Media practice was once again recognized as one of the nation's leading practices for both advertising litigation and advisory/transactional work in Chambers USA.

  • 05.26.16

    NAD Vacuums Up Preference Claims

    In a challenge brought by a competing vacuum manufacturer, the National Advertising Division recommended that SharkNinja discontinue a claim that "Americans now choose Shark 2-to-1 over Dyson."

  • 05.19.16

    Fake Subscription Notices, Real FTC Lawsuit

    Fake subscription notices are the subject of a new lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission in an Oregon federal court.

  • 05.17.16

    BREAKING: SCOTUS Rules on Spokeo, Significant Implications for TCPA Cases

    The Supreme Court of the United States ruled yesterday in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins that a plaintiff must show an injury in fact before pursuing a claim for violation of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), a holding that could have major repercussions for consumer plaintiffs pursuing claims ...

  • 04.28.16

    Manatt Strengthens Consumer Protection Bench in New York

    Richard P. Lawson has joined the New York City office of Manatt as a partner in the Consumer Protection practice group.

  • 04.21.16

    SPECIAL FOCUS: #Twitter At Ten: Ten Times Twitter Made Ad Law History

    Ten years ago the world was introduced to Twitter, a microblogging site offering users the chance to express themselves just 140 characters at a time.



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