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Richard B. Newman

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Richard B. Newman is an Internet Lawyer at Hinch Newman LLP focusing on advertising law, Internet marketing compliance, regulatory defense and digital media matters. His practice involves conducting legal compliance reviews of advertising campaigns across all media channels, regularly representing clients in high-profile investigative proceedings and enforcement actions brought by the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general throughout the country, advertising and marketing litigation, advising on email and telemarketing best practice protocol implementation, counseling on eCommerce guidelines and promotional marketing programs, and negotiating and drafting legal agreements.

Where to Sue and Collect!

The interactive marketing space presents a unique set of legal challenges, including what jurisdiction to file a lawsuit in.  Whatever the amount that is owed,...

Verizon Urges FCC to Back-Off of Anti-Cramming Rules

Verizon is urging the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") to desist from imposing “anti-cramming” rules on the wireless telecommunications industry. "Cramming" is the practice of placing...

New Company? Intellectual Property Issues Are Growing

Oftentimes, intellectual property (IP) is considered the most valuable asset of technology companies.  As a result, timely action is necessary to ensure ownership and...

FCC Tightens up SMS and Telemarketing Regulations

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has significantly amended its regulations under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) which governs the use of pre-recorded calls...

False Headers Violate California Law Says Court

On February 24, 2012 in the matter of Balsam v. Trancos, Inc., the California Court of Appeal  held that: (1) commercial e-mail header information...

How to Guarantee the FTC Will Bust You

It has been approximately two years since the Federal Trade Commission published its “Final Guides Governing Endorsements, Testimonials - Changes Affecting Testimonial Advertisements, Bloggers,...

The One FTC Article You Must Read

If you are an affiliate or marketer, this is the one FTC article you must read on how FTC Rules are Affecting the Industry. Excerpt:...

Payday Loan Marketers Charged by FTC

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has halted an online operation that allegedly debited consumers’ bank accounts without their...

$4.8 Million FTC Action against Swish Marketing

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has ordered Swish Marketing, Inc. to...

FTC Announces Accelerated Review of Six Rules & Guides

On July 7, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced an updated regulatory review schedule of numerous rules and guides in order to keep...

FTC Cracking Down on Testimonials: What Affiliates Need to Know

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) continues its assault on Internet-based false and deceptive advertising, including enforcement of recently published guidelines concerning the use of...

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Supreme Court TCPA ATDS Ruling a Big Win for Telemarketers

On April 1, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in the matter of Facebook, Inc. v. Duguid that is...

Is John Monarch Behind a $100 Million Bank Scam?

John Monarch was promoted Heavily by Affiliate Summit Founder Missy Ward, raising lots of questions. The Securities and Exchange commission delivered an early...

FTC Releases 2020 Annual Highlights

On March 25, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission released its 2020 Annual Highlights, emphasizing the agency’s ongoing efforts to protect consumers. “Despite the challenges...

Marketing Fraud Continues to Grow in 2021, and Ad Companies Are Clueless

A new report from White Ops demonstrates that marketing fraud is growing, but that many in the online advertising space may not...

FTC Order Requires Company and Its Owner to Pay $146,249, and Stop Making Deceptive ‘Made in USA’ Claims

The Federal Trade Commission recently announced that a company that sells customizable promotional products such as wristbands, lanyards, temporary tattoos, and buttons,...
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