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Senders of Email Not Liable for §17529.5 Violations?

Earlier this year, a federal district court in California dismissed email marketing-related legal claims for alleged violations of California Business and Professions Code §...

The FTC’s New Republican Majority and Strategic Plan

President Trump has chosen Joseph J. Simons, a renowned antitrust lawyer that has represented tech giants like Microsoft, to lead the Federal Trade Commission....

Remaining Defendants Settle FTC Telephone Cramming Case

On June 23, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission announced that the remaining defendants behind a “massive landline cramming operation” agreed to settle Federal Trade...

Master Cybercriminal Extradited For “Scareware” Hacking Scheme

According to the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, a Latvian man made his initial appearance earlier this month in Minneapolis following extradition from Poland...

Canadian Government Suspends CASL Private Right of Action

As previously blogged about, here, a private right of action for violations of Canada’s Anti-SPAM law was to go into effect as of July...

Google Announces Ad “Filtering” Plans for Chrome

Last week Google confirmed intentions to add a Chrome feature designed by default to block certain types of advertisements. In doing so, Google has...

Dietary Supplement Marketers Win Court Ruling

Last month, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey granted summary judgment in favor or Bayer HealthCare LLC in a...

Canada’s Anti-SPAM Law Private Right of Action Approaching

The conclusion of the three year transition period for Canada’s Anti-SPAM law is rapidly approaching. Provisions pertaining to a “private right of action” will...

Acting FTC Chair Confirms Changing Civil Investigation Demand Policies

Acting FTC Chair Maureen Ohlhausen continues to reinforce her intent to ensure that the Commission will be focusing on consumer injury when the agency...

FTC Issues Dietary Supplement Marketing Guidance

Earlier this week, in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission circulated a consumer-focused reminder regarding dietary supplements. “Dietary supplements may...

Unsubstantiated Weight Loss Claims and Non-Disparagement Clauses Draw the Ire of the FTC

In the latest installment of the Federal Trade Commission’s core mission to protect consumers against unfair and deceptive trade practices, the Commission has settle...

FTC 2016 Annual Highlights

On March 28, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission released its 2016 Annual Highlights. The Highlights demonstrate the agency’s ongoing efforts to protect consumers and...

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Feds Go After Golden Sunrise Nutraceuticals for Fake Covid19 Cure

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sued Golden Sunrise Nutraceutical for allegedly deceptively advertising its $23,000 COVID-19 treatment plan as “FDA accepted.” Golden Sunrise...

Why Evergreen Messages Fail During Covid19

If advisors want to reach clients, they should make it timely and personnal, according to Snappy Kraken CEO Robert Sofia. During the market...

FTC Starts Scammer Search Engine

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has created a search tool for researching information about identity theft and other fraud issues specific to...

Lead Generation Platform Developer TCPA Liability Considerations

As previously blogged about here, software developers that are engaged to design lead generation management platforms for third-party use in conjunction with...

Every CPG Brand will be a Direct Response Brand Going Forward

Sometimes it takes a crisis to challenge conventional wisdom. Not long ago, an imaginary line separated brand marketing, with its focus on...
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