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CAUTION: FTC Ramps Up Enforcement of and Education on Social Media Influencer Disclosure Requirements

USA - September 19 2017 In 2017, being a “social media influencer” can mean big bucks. Companies are increasingly eager to pay individuals with large social media followings...


ShowMeTheMoney: Sofia Vergara’s Settlement of Social Media False Endorsement Lawsuit Highlights Modern Legal Issue

USA - April 14 2017 Last month, Sofia Vergara, star of ABC’s Modern Family, reached a settlement in a lawsuit brought by the actress against beauty company Venus Concept...


FTC Grants Summary Judgment Against California Naturel, Inc. Falsely Advertising “All Natural” Sunscreen Products

USA - December 29 2016 In its opinion in In re California Naturel, Inc., the Federal Trade Commission held that the California Naturel, Inc. advertising promoting its “all...

Theodore C. Max.


Second Circuit holds that SIPA does not permit an inflation or interest adjustment to “net equity” claims for customer property

USA - February 27 2015 In In re Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, No. 14-97-bk(L), 2015 WL 727965 (2d Cir. Feb. 20, 2015), the United States Court of Appeals for...

Manuel F. Gomez.


Second Circuit clarifies that allegations of direct fraudulent representations are not necessary for market manipulation claims under Section 10(b) and rule 10b-5

USA - February 11 2015 In Fezzani v. Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc., No. 14-3983, 2015 WL 400547 (2d Cir. Jan. 30, 2015) (“Fezzani II”), the United States Court of Appeals for...

John P. Stigi III.