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Companies Selling E-Liquids Must Follow Endorsement Guides
On June 7, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") and the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") together issued four warning letters to companies manufacturing
United States
1 Jul 2019
Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists And Product Endorsement Guidelines
The New York Times recently published an article reporting that certain plastic surgeons and cosmetic dermatologists may have violated FTC and FDA product endorsement and advertising regulations.
United States
6 Jun 2019
Facebook May Relax Its Marijuana Marketing Policy
As more states legalize medical and recreational marijuana, the continued federal prohibition on marijuana sales creates uncertainty for marijuana marketing and marijuana-related product and service businesses.
United States
19 Mar 2019
Influencer Marketing? Beware: The SEC May Knock The Coin Out Of You
Last Thursday, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") announced that it had settled influencer marketing charges brought against professional boxer ...
United States
11 Dec 2018
Mosquito Repellent Marketers Allegedly Violated Product Endorsement Law, Enter Into Consent Decree
Creaxion Corporation, Inside Publications, LLC and their respective principals ("Respondents") have entered into a consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC"),
United States
21 Nov 2018
Facebook To Allow Marijuana Advertising
On October 11, 2018, Facebook, Inc. ("Facebook") announced that it will allow marijuana advertising via cannabis-related pages for verified organizations and/or businesses to appear in users' search results on Facebook.
United States
30 Oct 2018
SEC Issues Warning To Social Media Influencers Endorsing Cryptocurrencies
Last week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC" or "Commission") issued a statement questioning the marketing practices of certain cryptocurrency companies...
United States
14 Nov 2017
Mobile App Sweepstakes And Social Media – A Legal Perspective
Mobile App Sweepstakes Are an Effective Tool for Business Owners...
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27 Oct 2017
FTC Settles Landmark Social Media Influencer Investigation
The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") recently announced that it had reached a settlement in an investigation of social media influencers' alleged deceptive business practices.
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14 Sep 2017
Fake News: A Legal Perspective
The concept of "fake news" has garnered substantial attention in recent years, evolving from its satirical literary origins into a passionately criticized Internet phenomenon.
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1 Jun 2017
An Instagram Influencer's Unfortunate Product Endorsement Mishap
Last month, a popular Instagram influencer gave everyone a candid glimpse of his paid product endorsement activities by accidentally posting the seller's instructions in his photo caption.
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13 Jun 2016
Legal Concerns For Social Media Influencers: Product Endorsements
Many advertisers, in their endless search for new and creative ways to promote their products, are enlisting the services of so-called social media "influencers" – individuals who are powerful, popular and relevant enough to influence others within their social sphere.
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22 Apr 2016
KMT's David Klein And Neil Asnen Discuss LinkedIn Class Action Suit With E-Commerce Law Reports
Social media giant LinkedIn Corporation ('LinkedIn') recently agreed to settle class action allegations that it violated several federal and state laws by harvesting email addresses from the external contact lists of LinkedIn members, and by sending repeated invitations to join LinkedIn to those addresses.
United States
4 Dec 2015
FTC Considers Hashtags In Social Media Sweepstakes And Contests
This May, the Federal Trade Commission (the "FTC" or "Commission") answered a number of Frequently Asked Questions concerning the FTC's Endorsement Guides.
United States
30 Jul 2015
FTC Drops The Hammer On For Deceptive Trade Practices
This week, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued an order against Jerk, LLC and Napster co-founder John Fanning, respectively, ..
United States
27 Mar 2015
Minors’ Purchases Subject Facebook To Class Action Lawsuit
A Federal judge has said that a class of plaintiffs, numbering in the hundreds of thousands, may proceed with their claims in a lawsuit seeking to change the manner in which Facebook handles online transactions by minors.
United States
16 Mar 2015
Facebook Sued For Alleged TCPA Text Messaging Violations
This Tuesday, Mr. Noah Duguid filed a class action lawsuit in California federal court against Facebook for allegedly sending automated text messages to mobile phone users without their prior express consent in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA").
United States
5 Mar 2015
Social Media Accounts Discoverable In Florida
On January 7, 2015, the Florida State Court of Appeals for the Fourth District ruled that Florida citizens only have a "minimal" expectation of privacy in their social media accounts, even if the accounts are set to their maximum privacy settings.
United States
27 Jan 2015
Pin To Win: Marketing Through Sweepstakes Promotions On Pinterest
We have frequently written about the marketing benefits associated with the use of promotional contests and sweepstakes.
United States
19 Dec 2014
Marketing Through Sweepstakes Promotions: A Facebook Perspective
Promotional contests and sweepstakes are a terrific marketing tool for businesses. Social media has provided companies with a free and effective way to increase the number of consumers participating in their promotional contests and sweepstakes.
United States
15 Nov 2014
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