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NAD asks GreenPan to discontinue deceptive green claims

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 3 2013

The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (NAD) recently entered a decision against GreenPan, Inc., asking the company

Amerigas settles with Opinion Corp, ending battle over “Pissed Consumer” site

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 28 2013

In a recent case, a national propane supplier reached a settlement with an online consumer complaint website, ending a dispute over deceptive

Youthful indiscretions? California offers minors a clean slate

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 26 2013

Already one of the strictest states in the country when it comes to protecting online privacy, California recently passed another law that may

Groupon and LivingSocial may need to strike a deal before they can provide one

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 11 2011

Several lawsuits have been filed against Groupon and LivingSocial, two companies well known for providing special offers online that allow consumers to sign up for a deal-of-the-day and purchase products and services at special rates for limited windows of time

California AG loses one privacy battle, continues the war

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 12 2013

California Attorney General (AG) Kamala Harris is continuing her crusade to strengthen privacy regulation in her state. As you may recall, AG Harris

FTC demonstrates a continued focus on cookie compliance

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 24 2012

It has been reported that Google is currently negotiating with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding the size of the fine it will have to pay as a result of its alleged use of cookies to override the privacy protections that are incorporated in Apple Inc.’s Safari Internet browser

Playdom must pay for violating COPPA

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 2 2011

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reached a record $3 million agreement with the online game developer Playdom Inc. and Senior Vice President Howard Marks to settle charges that the Walt Disney Co. subsidiary violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) by collecting and disclosing the personal information of children under the age of 13 without proper parental consent

A penny saved is a penny lawsuit

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 1 2012

Bidcactus LLC, a company that owns and operates a penny auction website, is facing a class action lawsuit filed by an individual that allegedly paid more than $15,000 due to poorly disclosed terms and conditions

11th Circuit finds standing in data privacy breach litigation

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 28 2013

The Eleventh Circuit recently overturned a U.S. District Court decision regarding issues of standing, injury, and causation in the context of data

FTC reaches settlement with company engaged in deceptive negative option marketing

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 6 2012

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently reached a settlement with several defendants that were accused of marketing “free” trial offers for free credit reports, health and beauty products, work-at-home schemes, access to government grants, and more