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Battling The Real "Fake News": FTC Reaches Multi-Million Dollar Settlement With Internet Marketers For False Celebrity Endorsements
Unfortunately, the unauthorized use of a celebrity's name and image has become a deceptive advertising practice frequently used by dishonest online marketers.
United States
4 Dec 2017
4 Major Legal Issues Facing Online And Traditional Retailers
The past decade has seen a dramatic shift in the way retailers engage with consumers.
United States
30 Oct 2017
Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert >> FTC Charges Online Negative Option Marketing Scheme With Deceiving Shoppers
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has charged an online marketing operation involving about 80 companies with deceptively luring consumers into expensive negative option plans...
United States
25 Oct 2017
The Blessing And Curse Of Proximity Marketing
Whether you are a fashion retailer or a chain drugstore, proximity marketing should be on your radar.
United States
13 Sep 2017
Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Alert >> Amazon, FTC Withdraw Appeal Of Decision Holding Amazon Liable For Billing Parents For Children's Unauthorized In-App Charges
Nearly three years after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) first charged that Amazon had unlawfully billed parents for millions of dollars in children's unauthorized in-app charges...
United States
3 May 2017
California Alleges Four Of The Largest U.S. Retailers Engage In 'False Reference Pricing'
The Los Angeles City Attorney's office has filed civil lawsuits on behalf of the State of California against four of the largest retailers in the United States, alleging that they have engaged in deceptive "false reference pricing"...
United States
9 Feb 2017
Why FTC's Action Against Lord & Taylor Was More Than Slap On Wrist
In an evolving digital world, advertisers are constantly looking for new ways to engage consumer interest, and to maintain that interest.
United States
6 Jun 2016
Amazon Found Liable For Billing Parents For Children's Unauthorized In-App Charges
A federal district court in Washington ruled that Amazon unlawfully billed parents for in-app purchases incurred by their children without express informed consent.
United States
10 May 2016
2016 Mitigating Risk: Key Litigation Developments - Consumer Class Actions >> "Ascertainable" Class Members In Consumer False Advertising Actions
Consumer class action lawsuits often unfold into protracted and expensive cases, regardless of merit.
United States
12 Apr 2016
FTC Brings First Action Alleging Deceptive Native Advertising Practices
In early 2015, Lord & Taylor launched a comprehensive social media campaign to promote its new Design Lab collection, a private-label clothing line targeted to women between 18 and 35 years old.
United States
30 Mar 2016
Alleging Misleading "Made In USA" Claims, FTC Sues Glue Manufacturer
In the latest of regulatory and private actions attacking alleged misleading "Made in USA" claims, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has sued a manufacturer of fast-acting glues...
United States
2 Mar 2016
New York Attorney General Is Latest Regulator To Challenge The Auto Industry
On the heels of recent high-profile enforcement actions by both the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) against the automobile industry...
United States
24 Sep 2015
Consumer's California Lawsuit Challenges Department Stores' "Compare At" Pricing
A consumer has filed a putative class action lawsuit in a federal district court in California that challenges the legality of "Compare At" pricing used by a department store chain.
United States
21 Jul 2015
FTC Endorses New Privacy System For The United States And Asia-Pacific Region Regarding Cross-Border Data Transfers
Cross-border data transfers have become increasingly complex over the years as different countries and regions enforce privacy laws and practices that vary from those in the United States.
United States
30 Nov 2011
FTC Settles Action Against Company And Owner For Misleading Endorsements Made By Affiliate Marketers
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced a settlement with Legacy Learning Systems, Inc. (Legacy), maker of instructional guitar DVDs, and its sole owner, Lester Gabriel Smith (Smith), resolving claims that the company’s online affiliate marketers posted misleading endorsements.
United States
25 Jul 2011
Groupon Class Action Suits Challenge Online Coupon Business
In the latest action to be filed in a series of class action lawsuits against Groupon, Inc., Carlos Vasquez filed a complaint on March 8, 2011 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of himself and other similarly situated consumers alleging that Groupon places unlawful expiration dates on its gift certificates.
United States
21 Jul 2011
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