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AG Alleges Thrift Store Chain Deceives Consumers And Donors; Chain Claims Ads Protected By First Amendment
Back in 2017, Washington's Attorney General sued TVI, Inc., the for-profit company that owns Value Village, the country's largest for-profit thrift store chain.
United States
28 Jan 2019
False Advertising Claims Trump Again
As readers of this blog know, I often cover cases that deal with the interplay between regulatory compliance and false advertising.
United States
12 Dec 2018
AGs Slam Cause Marketing Campaign
Enforcement actions involving commercial co-ventures are (or have been) few and far between. But they serve as a very useful reminder that all those state laws about how to conduct one properly mean something.
United States
10 Aug 2018
Operation Donate With Honor
My dad had a good name for people like this: goniff.
United States
31 Jul 2018
Change In Warranty Not Anticipatory Repudiation Says Court In LL Bean Case
As I blogged about earlier, the famous Maine sporting goods seller, L.L. Bean, was hit with a consumer class action complaint in Massachusetts ...
United States
19 Jul 2018
Cause Marketing Campaign Doesn't Score
Just last week, Mastercard announced a campaign to donate 10,000 meals to hungry children in Latin America and the Caribbean through the United Nations World Food Programme...
United States
6 Jun 2018
New York AG To Toys R Us: Don't Be Scrooge
Senator Charles Schumer (D.NY) announced today that he is urging the Federal Trade Commission to take an immediate look into troubled retailer Toys R US to ensure consumers have time to get cash back for unused gift cards.
United States
19 Mar 2018
New Low-Budget Waiver Is Now Available For Digital Commercial Productions
If a force majeure event causes the production cost to exceed $50,000, the producer does not lose the waiver.
United States
13 Nov 2017
FTC Announces Reforms To Its Investigative Process
Recently, the FTC announced a set of internal reforms intended to improve the process by which the Commission investigates unfair, deceptive and fraudulent business practices.
United States
11 Sep 2017
The Truth Will Set You Free: The FTC Provides New Guidance On Consumer Reviews
Late last year, Congress passed the Consumer Review Protection Act, a law designed to stop businesses from using contracts to prevent customers from posting honest reviews about the business.
United States
10 Mar 2017
National Marketers Face Class Action Suits Under New Jersey Consumer Protection Law
A surge of recent lawsuits brought under a 30 year-old New Jersey consumer protection law has national marketers and their lawyers huddling.
United States
29 May 2016
Federal Trade Commission Speaks On Use Of "All Natural" And "100% Natural" Claims In Advertising
The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") joined the widely publicized "natural" products debate by issuing four settlements and bringing a new complaint relating to misleading "all natural" or "100% natural" advertising claims.
United States
14 Apr 2016
FTC Challenges Consumer Gag Clauses As Unfair Practices
In two recent matters, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") challenged so-called gag clauses or non-disparagement provisions incorporated in contracts between marketers and consumers...
United States
14 Oct 2015
New Registration Rules for "Commercial Co-Venturers"
South Carolina recently revised its Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act. The Act now contains new requirements - effective October 4, 2014 - for advertisers whose commercial co-ventures are open to South Carolina residents. Here's a summary of what you need to know.
United States
23 Sep 2014
New Guidelines For Cause Marketing
The New York Attorney General recently issued guidelines entitled "Five Best Practices for Transparent Cause Marketing."
United States
4 Dec 2012
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