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D.C. Circuit Holds That Section 230 Locks Out Locksmiths
As we noted in our recent post on the Second Circuit case Herrick v. Grindr, LLC, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA)
United States
26 Jul 2019
Social Links: Suit Over "Embedded Tweet" With Tom Brady's Photo Settles; Brand Agency Manipulates Wikipedia; Evidence From Instagram Wins French Rock Star's Kids A Share Of His Estate
In March, Socially Aware reported on a lawsuit involving several prominent news outlets' publication of a photo of NFL quarterback Tom Brady on Twitter.
United States
21 Jun 2019
Bad Influence: Complying With FTC's Endorsement Guide
Today's online celebrities—both verified and aspiring—can now become product sponsors with the help of a social-media account, a picture-perfect aesthetic, and several hundred thousand followers.
United States
29 May 2019
What's In A (User)Name?
As consumers increasingly communicate and interact through social media platforms
United States
3 Apr 2019
Social Links: Settlement Declares Fake "Likes" Illegal; Pinterest's Impending IPO; A Bill To Criminalize "Social Media Extortion"
In what is being described as "the first settlement to deem such sales illegally deceptive," New York Attorney General Letitia James has entered into a settlement with a company that had been selling fake followers, likes and views on several social media platforms.
United States
7 Mar 2019
California Legislature Cuts Consumer Product Companies Some Slack With New Packaging Law
On January 1 of this year, California's food and consumer product companies got some welcome relief from the onerous provisions of California's ‘slack-fill' law, Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 12606.
United States
13 Feb 2019
„Totally Bananas": Kammergerichtsentscheidung bringt Atempause für Influencer
Influencer dürfen aufatmen. Nach einer Entscheidung des Kammergerichts Berlin vom 8. Januar 2019 müssen nicht alle Beiträge mit Unternehmensverlinkung als Werbung gekennzeichnet werden.
United States
7 Feb 2019
Appeals Court Reinstates New York Title Industry Marketing Regulations
In February of last year, strict new regulations, promulgated by the New York DFS, went into effect, banning title companies from engaging in a wide range of marketing activities that could be considered inducements...
United States
24 Jan 2019
Are You A Money Transmitter In Michigan? In California?
The payments and money transmission regulatory landscape continues to evolve. A key new development is that Michigan has affirmed by legislation that "agent of a payee" ...
United States
9 Jan 2019
Kimberly-Clark Seeks Supreme Court Review In "Flushable" Wipes Case
On September 6, 2018, Kimberly-Clark and affiliates filed a petition for writ of certiorari in Kimberly-Clark, et al. v. Davidson, No. 18-304
United States
4 Dec 2018
U.S. Supreme Court To Review Deference To The FCC In TCPA Cases
Does the Hobbs Act require district courts to accept the Federal Communications Commission's legal interpretation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act?
United States
23 Nov 2018
Product Marking And Labelling In Europe
Since the European Union's main aims include consumer protection and ensuring product safety, you might be forgiven for thinking that the EU's rules in those areas would be clear and straightforward.
European Union
29 Aug 2018
Update: Ninth Circuit to Review Hyundai
On July 27, 2018, the Ninth Circuit issued an order granting en banc review of its decision in Hyundai and Kia Fuel Econ. Litig., No. 15-56067, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 1626 ...
United States
7 Aug 2018
Update: Ninth Circuit Softens Its Decision In Flushable Wipes Case
Although the majority of the Court's October 2017 Opinion remains unchanged, the key differences on injunctive standing requirements lie in the footnotes.
United States
21 May 2018
The Last Straw: Northern District Of New York Chucks "Garden Veggie Straws" Case
On April 17, 2018, the Northern District of New York dismissed a false advertising case against the Hain Celestial Group, Inc. based on the allegedly misleading packaging of Hain's "Garden Veggie Straws."
United States
21 May 2018
German Federal Court: Unfair Competition Law No Basis To Ban Ad Blocking And Whitelisting
A recent German Federal Court of Justice decision may have a significant impact on content providers' business models.
9 May 2018
Second Time Is Not The Charm: Judge Koh Slams Plaintiff's Second Bid For Class Certification In Baby Food Case
On remand from the Ninth Circuit, Judge Koh nixed a plaintiff's second attempt to certify a nationwide class of Gerber's baby food purchasers.
United States
27 Feb 2018
Ninth Circuit's Pro-Defense Decision In Hyundai Opens The Door For Class Certification Defenses
On January 23, 2018, in a 2-1 decision, the Ninth Circuit sent class-action lawyers into a tizzy when it handed down its decision in In re Hyundai and Kia Fuel Econ. Litig., No. 15-56067, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 1626...
United States
13 Feb 2018
Reading The Tea Leaves: Ninth Circuit Further Clarifies Injunctive Standing Issues In Bigelow Tea Cases
In Bigelow, the Ninth Circuit threads the needle to carefully avoid conflict with this decision, thereby further defining the scope of injunctive standing.
United States
30 Jan 2018
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