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Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019
CNN last week rejected two commercials for President Donald Trump's presidential campaign on the grounds that the claims in the commercials were false.
CNN rejected the first commercial, entitled "Biden Corruption," saying that the claims in it...
Friday, Oct. 4, 2019
Can you advertise that your product is cheaper than a competitor's product when your product doesn't offer the same features? Can you use a disclaimer to explain the differences? These are some of the key issues in a false advertising lawsuit between two companies -- Asurion and SquareTrade...
Monday, Sep. 23, 2019
Not so long ago (last May), right here in our own galaxy, SAG-AFTRA focused its laser cannons directly at a squadron of six third party signatory companies that it considered to be a threat to the Galactic Empire. Specifically, as I recounted in a ...
Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2019
It’s amazing how many blog posts we’ve written about chickens. Or, rather, cases involving chickens. BBB National Advertising Division's (NAD) recent decision in the ongoing Cluck Wars is worth a read: it deals with how the imagery in an ad can potentially have an impact on the claim used in...
Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2019
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation announced more than 280 arrests in a law enforcement sweep aimed at schemes that trick individuals and businesses into wiring money to criminals.
The arrests were part of Operation reWired, which was a four-month, multi-agency law enforcement...
Thursday, Sep. 5, 2019
This week, pop-star Ariana Grande (known for her hit songs like Thank U, Next and 7 Rings) brought suit in the Central District of California against retailer Forever 21 (who, according to ...
Monday, Aug. 19, 2019
Eight YouTubers, including the creators of such channels as GlitterBombTV, Queer Kid Stuff, and Watts the Safeword, recently filed a class action complaint in the Northern District of California against YouTube and its parent company Google. The complaint alleges that YouTube discriminantly...
Monday, Aug. 12, 2019
Trump Can't Block Critics From The @realDonaldTrump Twitter Account, Says The Second Circuit (and the First Amendment)
Last month, the Second Circuit held that Donald Trump violated the First Amendment when he blocked several Twitter users from his @realDonaldTrump Twitter account. The ruling, Knight First Amendment Inst. at Columbia Univ., et al. v. Donald J. Trump, et al., affirmed a 2018 Southern...
Monday, Aug. 5, 2019
Crystal Farms Refrigerated Distribution Company sells the Diner's Choice brand of refrigerated, ready-to-eat mashed potatoes. The front label of the package includes an picture of the mashed potatoes with a pat of butter on top, along with the words "made with real butter." The packaging also...
Monday, Jul. 29, 2019
On July 24, 2019, the FTC announced a $5 billion settlement with Facebook to address Facebook’s alleged violations of the FTC Act and its 2012 consent order with the FTC. The settlement comes as no surprise to the privacy community – Facebook has been closely scrutinized by the public and...