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Class Action Lawsuits Continue Targeting Companies For Tracking Users’ Website Activity

USA - November 21 2022 Plaintiff’s firms continue to file variations of state law wiretapping lawsuits over “session replay” software and “live chat” or “chatbot”…

FTC Exploring Rule to Crack Down on Deceptive and Fake Consumer Reviews

USA - October 27 2022 The Federal Trade Commission published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) on October 20 seeking public comment on a potential…

Inflation + Customer/Vendor Contracts = Bankruptcy?

USA - October 5 2022 Over the last two years, courtesy of a once-a-century pandemic, government-mandated business closures, nationwide stay-at-home orders…

Kim Kardashian Ordered to Pay Over $1.26 Million for Securities Violation Arising Out of Crypto Endorsement

USA - October 4 2022 The SEC instituted settlement proceedings against Kim Kardashian on Monday, alleging that the reality television star and entrepreneur violated the…

FTC Complaints and Class Actions Send Warning to Consumer Product Manufacturers and Retailers: Double-Check Your Product Warranties

USA - September 22 2022 In the past year, the FTC has promoted consumers’ so-called “right to repair.” In particular, the FTC has focused on the “Anti-Tying Rule” of the…

FTC Brings Action Against Company Calling its Chinese-Produced Mattress Pads “Made-in-America”

USA - September 12 2022 The FTC unanimously agreed to an enforcement action against American textile manufacturer Electrowarmth Products, LLC and the company’s owner for…

Retailers Have No Room to Manipulate Reviews: FTC and States Sue Rental Listing Platform Roomster for Bogus Listings

USA - September 8 2022 The Federal Trade Commission and six states have filed suit against Roomster Corp. and two corporate executives, accusing the residential rental…

California Court of Appeal Narrows Reach of ADA and Unruh Civil Rights Act as They Apply to Ecommerce Businesses

USA - September 7 2022 In an August 2022 decision, the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, held that retail websites without any connection to a physical…

Seller Beware—Considering How Walgreens’ Liability for the San Francisco Opioid Epidemic Applies to Retail Pharmacies Everywhere

USA - September 6 2022 In a case sure to send retail pharmacy corporate-types scurrying to board room meetings to ensure their bases are covered, a Northern District of…

Children’s Advertising Rules Apply in the Metaverse Too, CARU Says.

USA - August 30 2022 CARU, the Children’s Advertising Review Unit of BBB National programs, issued a Compliance Warning last week reminding industry that the…