• 02.07.19

    Applying Aggrieved Consumer Standard, Court Tosses TCCWNA Suit

    A new decision from a Pennsylvania federal court signals that the tide has turned on the recent wave of cases filed under the New Jersey Truth in Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA).

  • 01.31.19

    A Wire Act: DOJ Says Law Applies to All Forms of Gambling

    Reversing its prior stance, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released a new opinion stating that the Wire Act applies to all forms of gambling—not just sports gambling—adding another layer of oversight to the online gambling industry.

  • 01.31.19

    A Call to ‘Upgrade’ Can Be Puffery, NAD Says

    In a mixed decision addressing puffery, the National Advertising Division (NAD) found that a claim made by Kraft Heinz on point-of-sale (POS) displays for its Heinz Real Mayonnaise constitutes puffery, but may also be an unsupported comparative claim when viewed in a different context.

  • 01.31.19

    Washington, DC, Adds Auto Renewal Law

    The nation’s capital joined the growing number of states regulating automatic renewal contracts when Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the new law into effect this month.

  • 01.31.19

    Ninth Circuit Has No Due Process Concerns About ADA Compliance

    The U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit became the latest court to apply the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to website and mobile app accessibility, reversing dismissal of a suit against Domino’s Pizza.

  • 01.24.19

    Direct Selling Joins Self-Regulatory Program Neighborhood at CBBB

    The Direct Selling Association (DSA) announced the establishment of a new direct selling self-regulatory program that will be administered by the Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB).

  • 01.24.19

    Florida Court Awards FTC $25M Against Roca Labs

    A Florida federal court has ordered Roca Labs to pay more than $25 million in an action filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over the weight loss marketer’s efforts to prevent consumers from writing bad reviews, among other violations of Section 5 of the FTC Act.

  • 01.24.19

    California AG Seeks Input on CCPA

    Stakeholders have the chance to weigh in on the forthcoming regulations implementing the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) at six public forums scheduled for January and February of this year.

  • 01.24.19

    Consumer World Challenges GM’s ‘More Reliable’ Claims

    Consumer World has called on General Motors to stop running ads claiming that its Chevrolet brand of cars is “more reliable” than 23 other brands based on data from a survey conducted about the attributes of 4-year-old cars.

  • 01.17.19

    When You Wish Upon a Puppy … CARU Steps In

    Just in time for the holidays, the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) cracked down on television ads for the Wish Me Puppy and recommended that the manufacturer, Jay at Play, modify the advertisements so that children are not tricked into believing their wishes will magically come true ...

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