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Commercial Speech and the First Amendment, NYC, June 3 (invitation)

Register at this link. From Yale Law School’s Abrams Institute for Freedom of Speech – The 4th Commercial Speech and Commercial Speech Conference COMMERCIAL SPEECH POST-NIFLA v. BECERRA: LEGITIMATE CHECK ON COMPELLED SPEECH OR WEAPONIZATION OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT? Panelists: Robert … Continue reading

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Commercial Speech and the First Amendment, NYC, June 3 (invitation)

Register at this link. From Yale Law School’s Abrams Institute for Freedom of Speech – The 4th Commercial Speech and Commercial Speech Conference COMMERCIAL SPEECH POST-NIFLA v. BECERRA: LEGITIMATE CHECK ON COMPELLED SPEECH OR WEAPONIZATION OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT? Panelists: Robert … Continue reading

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Legal Applications of Marketing Theory, part 1

Jacob Gersen & Joel Steckel, Harvard Law & NYU Stern, Conference Introduction Steckel gave a talk on dilution years ago and RT tore him apart (sorry!); since then, he’s done work with Chris Sprigman to answer some of the Qs … Continue reading

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NY false food labeling law still exists despite being old

Warner v. StarKist Co., 2019 WL 1332573, No. 18-cv-406 (GLS/ATB) (N.D.N.Y. Mar. 25, 2019) Warner survived a motion to dismiss his claims for deceptive practices, false advertising, dealing in misbranded food, and unjust enrichment, under New York law, based on … Continue reading

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En banc court again strikes down sugar-sweetened beverages warning, with divided and divisive reasoning

American Beverage Ass’ v. City & County of San Francisco, No. 16-16072 (9th Cir. Jan. 31, 2019) After the panel opinion striking down SF’s sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) disclosure was reheard by the en banc court in light of National Institute … Continue reading

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false advertising claim needs to talk about asterisks to plead with particularity

Anthony v. Pharmavite, 2019 WL 109446, No. 18-cv-02636-EMC (N.D. Cal. Jan. 4, 2019) Despite generally favorable substantive rulings for plaintiffs, the court dismisses the complaint for false advertising of a nutrition supplement for failure to plead with particularity under Rule … Continue reading

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Roca Labs’ weight loss claims are losers, and its gag clause fares no better

FTC v. Roca Labs, Inc., 2018 WL 5629875, No. 15-cv-2231-T-35TBM (M.D. Fla. Sept. 14, 2018) The FTC sued Roca for its advertising and sale of weight-loss products and the use of contractual provisions barring purchasers from providing negative commentary, bringing … Continue reading

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