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Hidden connections between doctors and the drugs they promote

The violations of the FTC Endorsement Guidelines seem very clear in the stories recounted by this Boston Globe investigation.  H/T ST. from Blogger http://ift.tt/1UyHnQD

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Cardozo Law Advertising Conference Panel 2: Native Advertising

Moderator Felix Wu | Professor and Faculty Director, Cardozo Data Law Initiative, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law   Panelists: Shelly Paioff | Deputy General Counsel & Head of Legal, US, Taboola: Taboola is a content recommendation platform—publishers like NBC, … Continue reading

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Advertising law at Cardozo

Cardozo Law Conference: New Impressions of Advertising Law   Panel 1: False Advertising (herein of Pom Wonderful v. FTC) Moderator: Brett Frischmann | Professor and Director, Cardozo Intellectual Property & Information Law Program, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law   … Continue reading

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seller-incentivized reviews might be misleading (and violate FTC guidelines)

Vitamins Online, Inc. v. HeartWise, Inc., 2016 WL 538458, No. 13-CV-982 (D. Utah Feb. 9, 2016)   The parties (plaintiff d/b/a NutriGold and defendant d/b/a NatureWise) make and sell dietary supplements online, including on Amazon; their competing products  include one … Continue reading

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Reading list: Hoofnagle on FTC Privacy Law

Chris Jay Hoofnagle, Federal Trade Commission Privacy Law and Policy (2016) Review copy. The book will be available on Amazon Feb. 5.  This is a detailed, clearly written guide to the FTC, with specific attention to its privacy practices but … Continue reading

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FTC is entitled to presumption of reliance in enforcing consent order

FTC v. BlueHippo Funding, LLC, No. 1:08-cv-01819 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 6, 2015)   BlueHippo stipulated to a final judgment and permanent injunction against certain sales practices.  The FTC moved for a contempt finding based on the practices described below, which was … Continue reading

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Class claims down the toilet? Court stays lawsuit for FTC action

Belfiore v. Procter & Gamble Co., — F.Supp.3d —-, 2015 WL 5781541, No. 14–CV–4090 (E.D.N.Y. Oct. 5, 2015)   The district court stayed six related consumer class actions against “flushable” wipes on the ground that the FTC could probably protect … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley darling uses negative option offers, attracts criticism

This Buzzfeed story suggests that JustFab, which received a billion-dollar valuation, has the same problems as previous FTC-targeted companies started by its founders. from Blogger http://ift.tt/1FBJ7E6

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Preemption and dormant commerce clause challenges to Cal. Made in US law fail

Clark v. Citizens of Humanity, LLC, No. 14–CV–1404, 2015 WL 1600679 (S.D. Cal. Apr. 8, 2015)   Plaintiffs bought Citizens of Humanity jeans marked with “Made in the USA,” but alleged that the products contained component parts made outside the … Continue reading

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Click click boom: affiliate marketing network liable for affiliates’ false advertising

FTC v. LeanSpa, LLC, No. 11-CV-1715 (D. Conn. Mar. 5, 2015)   The FTC challenged the use of fake news (and no, they don’t mean The Daily Show) to sell LeanSpa’s weight-loss and colon-cleanse products online. LeanSpa sold its products … Continue reading

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