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Trump International Hotel Faces BIPA Class Action Lawsuit

USA - September 28 2020 Late last month, the Trump International Hotel in Chicago became the latest target hit with a class action lawsuit under the Illinois Biometric…

Restarting advertising production? New U.S. Department of Labor’s “joint employer” rule shutdown by NY federal judge

USA - September 11 2020 As we head into fall 2020, many advertising companies are beginning - if they have not already done so - to restart media shoots. Just as they did…

Another NY Update: Legislators Pass Protection of Post-Mortem Right of Publicity

USA - September 8 2020 The New York State Legislature recently passed a bill that expands the State’s current laws to protect one’s right of publicity after death. Under…

New York Bill Gives Credit Card Holders 90 Days to Redeem Rewards

USA - August 5 2020 The New York Senate recently passed a bill that is expected to give New York residents a 90-day grace period to redeem credit card rewards after…

The Latest Celebrity Lawsuits in the CBD and Cannabis Space

USA - July 31 2020 Two recent actions involving sellers and marketers of cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabis prove the “wellness” industry is not always so chill…

A Not-So-American Style: Williams-Sonoma to pay $1M to FTC Over Deceptive “Made in USA” Claims

USA - July 24 2020 The FTC recently approved a final consent order against home product and kitchen ware company, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Under the order (available here)…

New Florida Law Gives College Athletes Right to Profit from their Name, Image and Likeness

USA - July 16 2020 Last month, Florida Governor Ran DeSantis signed a new bill into law allowing college athletes to be paid for use of their names, images and…

Self-Serve TikTok for Small Businesses, Too

USA - July 10 2020 In the wake of COVID-19, businesses of all sizes continue to take stock of their spending practices, losses, ongoing threats, and opportunities for…

The Fyre Festival Storm Continues: Kendall Jenner Settles Over Social Post

USA - June 2 2020 For those following the fallout from the Fyre Festival, the drama continues. Last week, model and influencer Kendall Jenner settled a bankruptcy…

LA Sues Seller of “Must-Have” Radish Paste that Falsely Claims to Prevent COVID-19

USA - May 18 2020 Last week, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office filed a civil lawsuit against KNature Co., Inc. d/b/a Insan Healing, Inc. (Insan), a Los…