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When Artificial Intelligence Discriminates

USA - April 20 2021 Are machines biased? The FTC has issued Business Guidance about the use of artificial intelligence (AI), warning marketers about the danger of the…

Consumers Get Difference Between "FDA Cleared" and "FDA Approved," Says Court

USA - June 14 2018 As a New Yorker, I can barely walk down a city street without seeing an ad for CoolSculpting, the process that promises to rid me of my love handles…

Court Holds Website Disclosure Inadequate For On-Label Claim

USA - December 24 2019 Last May, I blogged about two lawsuits filed against Cento Fine Foods, the largest distributor of San Marzano tomatoes in the US. The suits, putative…

It's Doctor Recommended! Or is it?

USA - December 6 2018 Two cases this week - one from the FTC and one from NAD - deal, in part, with doctor recommended claims. In the NAD case, the advertiser, Capillus Inc…

Get Ready for California's New "Automatic Renewal" Rules

USA - June 22 2018 California recently amended its Automatic Purchase Renewals law. The amended statute - effective July 1st -- require marketers to provide consumers of…