Tag Archives: first amendment

Reading list: scientific claims and anti-fraud laws

Shannon Roesler, Evaluating Corporate Speech About Science (forthcoming, Geo. L.J. 2018) Pull quote: “[C]onsumer protection laws should encourage accurate representations of contemporaneous scientific knowledge, rather than lucky guesses about the state of scientific knowledge in the future.”  Amen. Abstract: How … Continue reading

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Fantasy gambling is newsworthy, doesn’t violate players’ rights of publicity

Daniels v. FanDuel, Inc., No. 16-cv-01230 (S.D. Ind. Sept. 29, 2017) Akeem Daniels, Cameron Stingily, and Nicholas Stoner played college football and sued FanDuel and DraftKings for violating their Indiana right of publicity. Defendants run fantasy sports websites and mobile … Continue reading

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Harvard JOLT seeks submissions

The Harvard Journal of Law and Technology is one of the leading journals covering the ever-developing interaction between law and technology. JOLT Digest is the Journal’s online-only companion, providing timely updates and new perspectives on recent developments in technology law, … Continue reading

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9th Circuit is sour on sugar-sweetened beverage disclosure

American Beverage Association v. City and County of San Francisco, No. 16-16072 (9th Cir. Sept. 19, 2017) Plaintiffs challenged a SF ordinance requiring warnings about the health effects of certain sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) on certain fixed advertising (e.g., billboards) in … Continue reading

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Reading list: consequences of 1A protections for off-label promotion

Patricia J. Zettler, The Indirect Consequences of Expanded Off-Label Promotion, Ohio State Law Journal, Forthcoming  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) policies have been a battleground for litigation about First Amendment protections for commercial speech. In the last five … Continue reading

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4th Cir. holds certification nonprofit’s self-promotion to retailers is commercial speech

Handsome Brook Farm, LLC v. Humane Farm Animal Care, Inc., No. 16-1813, 2017 WL 3601506, — F. Appx. – (4th Cir. Aug. 22, 2017) The court of appeals affirmed the district court ruling that a nonprofit egg certifier’s disparagement of … Continue reading

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When life gives you Lemonade: court preserves copyright complaint against Beyoncé

Estate of Barré v. Carter, No. 17-1057, 2017 WL 3188489 (E.D. La. Jul. 25, 2017) Plaintiffs alleged that they owned in the copyright in two YouTube videos created by Anthony Barré, a performance comedian and music artist from New Orleans … Continue reading

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