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California passes new law prohibiting disparagement waivers

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 24 2014

California recently passed AB-2365, which provides that "a contract or proposed contract for the sale or lease of consumer goods or services may not

A closer look at the defamation suit by Walgreen’s former finance chief

  • Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • October 21 2014

The news hasn't been great for Walgreen Co. over the past couple of months. According to the Wall Street Journal, in early July, chief financial

Online consumer reviews how social media can be a blessing and a curse

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 7 2014

With access to resources such as Angie's List, Yelp and other forums, customers are readily able to broadcast their feedback on products and services

Plaintiffs target outlet and factory stores in putative class actions

  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • October 2 2014

Plaintiffs recently filed several putative class actions in New York and California against prominent retailers including Michael Kors, Neiman Marcus

FTC operation full disclosure: mission possible

  • Arnold & Porter LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 2 2014

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) receives information about consumer protection issues from various sources, from consumer and competitor

Consumers get right to review in California

  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 26 2014

A new law in California protects a consumer's right to post online reviews about a company. Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law in early

New California law: non-disparagement clauses barring online reviews are void, unenforceable

  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 11 2014

In August, we wrote about a New York hotel that was slammed online when people learned it was fining wedding parties $500 for negative reviews left

California bans non-disparagement clauses in consumer contracts

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 11 2014

On September 9, 2014, Governor Brown signed into law a ban on non-disparagement clauses in California consumer contracts. Intended principally to

Better Business Bureau reminds industry that OBA notice and opt-out apply to more than just cookies

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 9 2014

In a recent Compliance Warning issued by the Better Business Bureau, the BBB warned companies that Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral

Price advertising claims make a comeback - as class actions

  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 5 2014

In the 1950s and 1960s, many of the deceptive advertising cases brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state attorneys general involved