• 07.26.18

    New York Court Gets Fresh With Juicemaker

    A New York federal court judge narrowed the scope of a consumer class action brought against Whole Foods and Freshbev over a line of juices marketed as “fresh.”

  • 07.26.18

    Lack of Disclosures Remains Problematic for Social Media Influencers

    A new class action charges brands with paying social media influencers to promote their products while failing to ensure appropriate disclosures were made.

  • 07.18.18

    Probiotic Claims Not Making NAD Feel Better

    After considering claims made by i-Health Inc. for its Culturelle probiotic supplements, the National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended that the company discontinue television and online advertising as well as product packaging.

  • 07.18.18

    Pizza Chain Delivers Advertising Challenge

    A cease and desist letter from Domino’s Pizza hasn’t deterred a small pizza chain from continuing to challenge the national company in its advertising.

  • 07.18.18

    California Supreme Court Gives Yelp a Positive Review

    In a closely watched case, a divided California Supreme Court ruled that a court order directing Yelp to remove defamatory posts violated section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA).

  • 07.18.18

    Court Orders USPS to Put $3.5M Check in the Mail

    In what could turn out to be one of the most expensive copyright mistakes ever, the U.S. Postal Service will pay a sculptor more than $3.5 million in royalties after accidentally using an image of his art on a popular stamp.

  • 07.18.18

    Update: Another Green Coffee Bean Class Action Settles

    As reported in the July 5, 2018, issue of Advertising Law, the media defendants in a consumer class action, including television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, reached a $5.25 million deal in the latest legal action involving false advertising claims made for green coffee bean dietary supplements ...

  • 07.12.18

    FTC, AG Successful in Shutting Down Revenge Porn Site

    A Nevada federal court permanently shut down the revenge porn site MyEx.com and ordered the operators to pay more than $2 million in an action brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Nevada attorney general (AG).

  • 07.12.18

    Twice the Work? Vermont Adopts New Auto Renewal Law

    Vermont’s new automatic renewal law for consumer contracts will likely create twice the work for companies using such programs, as it now requires a double opt-in for auto renewal provisions.

  • 07.12.18

    AG’s False Advertising Suit Challenging Broadband Claims Not Preempted

    A New York appeals court rejected the defendant’s preemption argument and affirmed that the state attorney general (AG) can pursue Charter Communications over false advertising claims for the company’s broadband service.



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