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FTC Requires That iSpring's "Built In USA" Claims Hold Water
On February 1, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") and iSpring Water Systems, LLC ("iSpring") reached a settlement regarding its false, misleading, and unsupported claims...
United States
23 Feb 2017
FTC Grants Summary Judgment Against California Naturel, Inc. Falsely Advertising "Sun Blocked" Sunscreen Products
In its opinion in In re California Naturel, Inc., the Federal Trade Commission held that the California Naturel, Inc. advertising promoting its "all natural" sunscreen on its website as containing...
United States
6 Jan 2017
The FTC Cracks Down On March 2015 Lord & Taylor Social Media Launch: Native Advertisers Beware!
Recent efforts by the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") to regulate the use of native advertisements — a popular and growing advertising tool– have resulted in the first enforcement action.
United States
5 Apr 2016
Serious Games Require Serious Attention To Marketing Statements
Lumos Labs recently paid $2 million to the FTC to settle claims that it deceived consumers about its brain training application's ability to increase cognitive function.
United States
11 Jan 2016
Will The FTC Issue Native Advertising Guidelines In 2015?
As we previously reported last year, native advertisements represent an increasingly popular and effective means of promotion for marketers that also presents a major challenge for the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC").
United States
19 May 2015
There's No Such Thing As A Free Sample
Social media allows users to effortlessly communicate globally with nothing more than a few keystrokes.
United States
19 May 2015
Ascertainability Saps Plaintiffs’ Energy In Dietary Supplement Class Action
The plaintiffs attempted, but failed, to certify a nationwide class of all purchasers of an energy drink that allegedly caused harmful side-effects.
United States
9 Mar 2015
Dole Defeats "All Natural Claims" For Sweet Victory
On December 8, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted defendant Dole’s motion for summary judgment of the plaintiff’s false labeling claims in Brazil v. Dole Packaged Foods, LLC.
United States
19 Dec 2014
Comity And Commonality: A Tale Of Two Identical Class Actions Brought By Forum-Shopping Plaintiffs’ Counsel
In Murray v. Sears, Roebuck and Co., the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California denied a motion for class certification that was practically identical to a motion brought in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois that was initially granted, but subsequently reversed by the Seventh Circuit.
United States
24 Feb 2014
FTC Approves Consent Order Regarding "Made In USA" False Claims
Under the Federal Trade Commission’s 1997 Enforcement Policy Statement on U.S. Origin Claims, in order to say a product is made in the USA, "all or virtually all" of the product has to be U.S.-made.
United States
7 Jan 2014
Path/FTC Settlement – Much More Than A Slap On The Wrist
On February 1, 2012, "smart journal" application provider, Path, Inc. agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers and improperly collected personal information in violation of the FTC Act and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.
United States
22 Nov 2013
'Do Not Call' Violations Lead To $7.5 Million Civil Penalty
On Thursday, June 27, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") announced that Mortgage Investors Corporation of Ohio, Inc.
United States
14 Jul 2013
USDA Gives OK For "Organic" Labeling For Third-Party Certified Textiles; National Organic Program Policy Clarified
On May 20, 2011, the United States Department of Agriculture's National Organic Program ("NOP") issued a Policy Memorandum (PM-11-14) addressing the labeling of textile products containing organic ingredients (such as organic cotton, wool or linen fabrics).
United States
5 Jul 2011
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