• 08.27.19

    Help the FTC Help Consumers, Op-Ed Urges

    Congress needs to step up and provide both the resources and legal authority for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to effectively enforce the privacy rights of consumers in the United States, former director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection Jessica Rich wrote in an editorial.

  • 08.27.19

    California State Court Tosses Spam Suit

    In yet another case involving state spam laws, a California state court judge dismissed a lawsuit involving email header information under the state’s spam laws.

  • 08.27.19

    NAD Gives Online Review Promotion a Negative Grade

    Consumer product reviews were the subject of a new decision from the National Advertising Division (NAD) when it challenged reviews that failed to disclose they were the result of advertiser-provided incentives.

  • 08.20.19

    A Shot of Rejection: Court Affirms TTB’s Ad Denial

    A Washington, D.C., judge poured out an action from a vodka company over its advertising claims in an appeal from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).

  • 08.20.19

    No Injury, No Lawsuit, California Court Rules

    A California federal court tossed a lawsuit filed by two nonprofit organizations against Sanderson Farms, Inc., over claims that their chicken products are “100% Natural.”  

  • 08.20.19

    NARB Brushes Up on Toothbrush Claims

    Considering comparative advertising for the Sonicare DiamondClean toothbrush, a panel of the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) agreed with the National Advertising Division (NAD) that the advertiser should modify certain claims.  

  • 08.20.19

    Gatorade Victorious in Trademark Suit

    In a big win for Gatorade, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed that the company’s use of the phrase “The Sports Fuel Company” was not a trademark violation.  

  • 08.13.19

    NAD Throws Wet Blanket on Weighted Blanket Claims

    Weighed down by the advertiser’s performance claims, the National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended that Weighting Comforts modify or discontinue the express claims for its weighted blankets.

  • 08.13.19

    New Jersey Court Reverses Dismissal of Homeopathic Flu Medicine Suit

    A New Jersey appellate panel reversed dismissal of a false advertising suit challenging claims for a homeopathic flu medicine, allowing the suit to move forward.

  • 08.13.19

    Makers of Head Impact Sensors Avoid FTC Enforcement Headache

    The makers of three types of head impact sensors survived a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) review into advertising claims for their products, with the agency closing out its investigation without taking action.



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