• 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 ...

  • 01.17.19

    GDPR Enforcement Actions, Fines Pile Up

    Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on May 25, 2018, data protection authorities in the European Union (EU) have wasted no time in launching enforcement actions and issuing fines.

  • 01.17.19

    Fortnite Dances Its Way Into More Lawsuits

    Popular video game Fortnite has yielded another new trend: lawsuits against Epic Games for allegedly stealing famous dance routines for use in the game.

  • 01.17.19

    Ninth Circuit Not Confused by Almond Milk

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit handed a victory to the makers of almond milk in a false advertising suit, affirming dismissal of the lawsuit after finding it implausible that consumers would confuse the drinks with cow milk.

  • 01.10.19

    Second Circuit Moves Cheez-It False Ad Suit Forward

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit sided with three class action plaintiffs and reversed the dismissal of a false advertising dispute involving Cheez-It crackers.

  • 01.10.19

    Consumer Groups Push to Strengthen CCPA

    Taking the opposite approach of industry groups, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Center for Digital Democracy (CDD), Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood and a dozen other consumer organizations are pushing to increase the requirements of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) ...



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