Tag Archives: secondary liability

Content Moderation in an Age of Extremes

Belatedly, here is a link to the written version of a talk I gave last year, Content Moderation in an Age of Extremes, in which I note that the digital millennium lasted ten years, that strange apps handing out badges … Continue reading

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More Kona coffee: false designation claims under 43(a)(1)(A), but not (B), can target retailers

Two more opinions here, one about the meaning of “origin” in 43(a)(1)(A) and one about the liability of retailers for false advertising and false designation of origin. Corker v. Costco Wholesale Corp., No. C19-0290RSL, 2019 WL 5895430 (W.D. Wash. Nov. … Continue reading

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Even more cocaine

Genus Lifesciences Inc. v. Lannett Company, Inc., 2019 WL 4168958, No. 18-cv-07603-WHO (N.D. Cal. Sept. 3, 2019) Pleading survey evidence of misleadingness can be pretty helpful, but it can’t help you past theories that target the wrong defendant. Discussion of … Continue reading

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failure to disclose vaping’s extra risks over smoking could be deceptive; no arbitration for Juul

Colgate v. Juul Labs, Inc., 2019 WL 3997459, No. 18-cv-02499-WHO (N.D. Cal. Aug. 23, 2019) Juul makes e-cigarettes and nicotine cartridges/pods. “Plaintiffs seek to represent a nationwide class and numerous subclasses in claims for false advertising, fraud, unjust enrichment, several … Continue reading

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timeshare company adequately pleads case against timeshare exit promoter

Wyndham Vacation Ownership v. Reed Hein & Assoc., LLC, No. 18-cv-02171-GAP-DCI, 2019 WL 3934468 (M.D. Fla. Aug. 20, 2019) This is another lawsuit over timeshare exit companies’ allegedly false advertising of the ease of exiting a timeshare. Defendant TET allegedly … Continue reading

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false advertising trolling, consumer protection, or both

I wrote about a couple of cases filed by a supplement maker, Outlaw, against retailers that sold allegedly unlawful “male enhancement” supplements that the FDA has issued warnings on—sometimes the “supplements” illegally contain pharmaceuticals like sildenafil (active ingredient in Viagra).  … Continue reading

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CopyrightX: Article 13

Panel Two: Online Service Providers, Automated Anti-piracy Systems, and Article 13 [like CDA 230, it may never lose the initial number even if it no longer fits the statutory numbering] Moderator: Jennifer Esch Giancarlo Frosio: Copyright and Article 13 Summary … Continue reading

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