Monday, Dec. 30, 2019

As the year comes to a close, we wanted to share with you our thoughts about some of the key issues to keep in mind for 2020.  So, here are some tips from many of the members of the Frankfurt Kurnit Advertising Group...

Friday, Dec. 20, 2019

When you advertise that your product is "Made in the USA," do you have to take into account whether the product packaging was made in the United States?  That was the issue in a recent lawsuit brought in federal court in California against the J-B Weld Company, which makes a variety of epoxy...

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019

New York’s Attorney General, Letitia James, has sued B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., one of the country’s largest independent photo and video equipment retailers (B&H), claiming that B&H knowingly failed to pay New York sales tax due on at least $67 million received from...

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019
Dramatic changes in New York’s sexual harassment laws are effective now, or will go into effect shortly. New York employers will have to adapt and take some important steps to comply. Here’s a summary of what all New York employers need to know. 
 
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Friday, Nov. 1, 2019

Readers of this column know that we frequently cover cases where a defendant claims that its compliance with various federal labeling requirements preempts a state law false advertising claim.  The defendant’s argument often fails.  (See ...

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019

Yesterday, Facebook announced that it was taking additional steps to prevent the social media platform from being used to interfere with next year's elections in the United States.  Notwithstanding recent...

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019

Wright Medical Technology and Paragon 28 are competitors in the niche market of selling surgical plates and other devices used to repair bones in the foot and ankle.  The competition between the companies is particularly intense because Paragon was founded by a number of former Wright Medical...

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 ...

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