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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


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


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


FTC halts online marketer using negative options and inadequate disclosures
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2012

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently reached a proposed settlement with Green Millionaire LLC and others based on the defendants’ practice of offering a free product, then using a negative option plan to sign consumers up for an online magazine that they never ordered


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


Lesson in value personal information as a resource
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2012

Despite Apple, Inc.’s best efforts, a federal judge in the Northern District of California has refused to dismiss the amended complaint filed against them due to the company’s practice of tracking users using the unique device identifiers (UDID) connected to every iPhone and iPad sold


Searching for answers over keyword searches: CDA blocks state law IP claims
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2014

By now, most consumers are familiar with those sponsored links that appear on Yahoo!, Google, or Bing after they search for something on the Internet


Washington State Attorney General addresses consumer protection in the age of crowdfunding
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • August 28 2014

What's the News? A recent lawsuit in Washington State suggests that so-called "crowdfunded" fundraising campaigns could be in for greater scrutiny


Get ready because COPPA is coming
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2013

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it will not be extending the enforcement date for the revised rule addressing the Children's Online


FTC tech blog suggests solution for plug-in COPPA compliance
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2013

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Tech Blog recently commented on potential steps that website operators could take to facilitate compliance with