• 09.10.19

    False Sale Prices Result in Real $6M Settlement

    General Nutrition Centers (GNC) agreed to pay $6 million to settle a class action accusing the national retailer of promoting “phantom markdowns” on its website.

  • 09.10.19

    Court Isn’t Sweet on Honey False Ad Suit

    A Massachusetts federal court threw out a lawsuit against Honey Bunches of Oats brought by consumers who claimed that the product packaging and marketing misled them about the cereal’s honey content.

  • 09.10.19

    Challenge to ‘Natural’ Eyelash Products Reaches $3.25M Deal

    A cosmetics company can close its eyes on a lawsuit over the marketing of its eyelash products after reaching a $3.25 million deal in a putative class action.  

  • 08.27.19

    FTC Unrolls Settlement Over Privacy Violations

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reached a deal with email management company Unroll.Me Inc. after the agency alleged that the company tricked consumers about how their personal emails were accessed and used.

  • 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.  

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