• 05.16.19

    Update on State Privacy Laws

    In the latest developments surrounding state-level privacy laws, legislators advanced amendments that could ease the burden of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), while the Washington Privacy Act (WPA) appears dead in the water—for now.

  • 05.09.19

    Accountability Program Hits Milestone: 100 Decisions

    Congratulations to the Online Interest-Based Advertising (IBA) Accountability Program, which issued its 100th public action this week and a report documenting its work over the past eight years.

  • 05.09.19

    Plaintiff Dirties Panera’s ‘Eat Clean’ Claims

    A new class action lawsuit filed in California federal court accuses Panera Bread of false advertising based on a campaign promoting the fast-casual restaurant chain as a place to “eat clean.”

  • 05.09.19

    Plaintiff Seeks to Close the Door on Lowe’s Store-Closure Ads

    Are “store closing” signs misleading advertising?

  • 05.09.19

    #Trademark Infringement, California Court Rules

    Considering the defendant’s use of the plaintiff’s trademarks in hashtags and other social media posts, a California federal court granted a preliminary injunction to halt the use.

  • 05.02.19

    California Appellate Panel Upholds Validity of Pricing Statute

    Siding with the government, a California appellate panel held that section 17501 of the Business & Professions Code was not unconstitutionally vague on its face or as applied to national retailers accused of deceptive pricing.

  • 05.02.19

    ‘Puerto Rico’s Favorite Pasta’ Is Not Puffery, NAD Says

    Weighing in on a pasta advertising dispute, the National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended that Goya Foods discontinue claims that its Excelsior brand pasta was “Puerto Rico’s favorite pasta” in a challenge brought by Riviana Foods, the maker of competing brand Ronzoni.

  • 05.02.19

    Promotions Company Earns Lawsuit From Indiana AG

    Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill has sued a Texas-based promotions company, alleging that Hopkins and Raines, Inc., deceptively advertised promotions on behalf of motor vehicle dealerships in violation of state law.

  • 05.02.19

    ‘Made in USA’ Settlement Divides FTC

    The Federal Trade Commission’s approval of a pair of settlements involving defendants accused of making deceptive “Made in USA” claims revealed a split among the commissioners with regard to the agency’s use of remedies.

  • 04.25.19

    Mercedes Drives Copyright Dispute to Court

    Taking the offensive, Mercedes-Benz has filed suit against four graffiti artists over the car company’s use of their street art in a social media post.



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