Tag Archives: disclosures

law firm raises significant 1A questions over nursing home-specific advertising law

Wilkes & McHugh, P.A. v. LTC Consulting, L.P., — S.E.2d —-, 2019 WL 2570982 (Ga. Jun. 24, 2019) Georgia revised its anti-SLAPP law to be more like California’s (though apparently without the exception for commercial advertising) and the state supreme … Continue reading

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The Consumer “Right To Know” Versus the First Amendment

Panel II at the Abrams Institute’s conference Moderator: Jonah Knobler, Partner, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler: recent attempts to do things like require disclosure of child labor in manufacturing process, and related consumer protection cases arguing that failure to disclose … 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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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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Everything’s legal in Jersey: NJ SCt makes class certification harder in price disclosure case

Dugan v. TGI Fridays, Inc., 171 A.3d 620 (N.J. 2017) Plaintiffs alleged that the defendants failed to fairly disclose prices charged to customers for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The New Jersey Supreme Court held that one set of plaintiffs failed … Continue reading

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