• 03.18.20

    Pain Relief Device Marketers to Pay $4M

    The marketers of a pain relief device reached a deal with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), agreeing to pay at least $4 million and stop making the claims challenged by the agency as false and deceptive.  

  • 03.18.20

    NAD Brings Dog Supplement Claims to Heel

    The marketer behind Doggie Dailies, a dietary supplement for dogs, voluntarily discontinued advertising claims for the product after an inquiry by the National Advertising Division (NAD).

  • 03.10.20

    Court Tosses False Ad Suit Challenging Literally True Claim

    Labeling tangerine juice as having “no sugar added” did not constitute false advertising because the statement was accurate and did not imply that competing products do actually contain added sugar, a California appellate panel has ruled.

  • 02.19.20

    Pay-for-Play Website Pays FTC Over Fake Reviews, Deceptive Rankings

    Deceptive rankings and fake reviews triggered a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) action for a comparison shopping website—and a warning to other companies. 

  • 02.11.20

    Instagram Claims Should Be Discontinued, NAD Recommends

    Claims found in an Instagram post about an “on-the-go” dietary supplement should be discontinued, the National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended in a recent decision.

  • 02.05.20

    NAD Chews On Meal Kit Delivery Service Claims

    A claim of “more flexibility” had adequate support, but other challenged claims—such as “more choice” and “Rated #1”—should be discontinued, the National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended in a case that involved the Relish Labs’ Home Chef ...

  • 01.28.20

    Beer Ads Up to Code, Self-Regulatory Body Concludes

    A beer company’s ad campaign did not run afoul of the industry’s self-regulatory principles, the Code Compliance Review Board (CCRB, or the Board) of the Beer Institute recently determined.

  • 01.22.20

    NARB: Customer Stories Should Come to an End

    Reviewing two commercials featuring a “paid real customer story” where the individuals recounted an experience with Verizon Wireless service, the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) recommended that the ads be modified or discontinued.

  • 01.14.20

    New Year, New NAD Fees and Procedures

    The National Advertising Division (NAD) started 2020 with updated fees and the announcement that new procedures would be implemented in the coming months.

  • 12.30.19

    Fortnite Lawsuit a Battle Over Jack-o’-Lantern Figures

    Taking the offensive, Epic Games filed suit against an Omaha news anchor seeking a declaration that its wildly popular video game Fortnite does not infringe his copyright or trademark rights.



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