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The Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Branch Believes a Coupon-Driven Class Action Settlement Is “Unfair” and States it Is Cracking Down on “Unfair” Class Action Settlement Proposals

USA - March 7 2018 Is the government about to make it harder for companies to settle consumer class actions? The Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Branch, in a…

These Six Letters Can Spell “Trouble” for Sweeps and Promotions

USA - March 1 2018 There are certain words and phrases that set the antennae of promotions lawyers - and law enforcers - buzzing. “Everybody wins” comes to mind right…

Senate Banking Committee Holds Hearing on Virtual Currencies - Warns of Celebrity Endorsements

USA - February 8 2018 The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held a hearing on Tuesday on virtual currencies and the role of the Securities and…

FDA, CPSC & the Need for Speed: Recent Actions Highlight Importance of Promptly Reporting Product Safety Issues

USA - February 7 2018 On consecutive days last month, both the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made clear that…

Say Goodbye to Credit Card Signature Requirements

USA - February 5 2018 The days of signing your grocery receipt may be over soon, as the four major credit card brands (American Express, Discover, Visa, and Mastercard) are…

“Everyone Does It” Doesn’t Fly at NAD

USA - January 31 2018 When a widespread industry practice comes under regulatory scrutiny, companies that end up in the crosshairs sometimes fall back on the “everyone does…

FTC Orders - Doesn’t Warn - Bollman Hat Company to Cease Deceptive “Made in USA” Claims, Licensing “American Made Matters” Seal to Others without Proper Vetting

USA - January 26 2018 As we reported a few months ago, the FTC has increased its enforcement of its “Made in USA” requirements - typically through warning letters rather…

Vegas Golden Knights Brand in Free-Fall?

USA - January 25 2018 It looks like the Vegas Golden Knights will need their own parachute, in the form of a strong trademark attorney, to escape potential brand free-fall…

Dose of Relief for Healthcare Entities: Second Circuit Finds Hospital Had Sufficient Consent Under the TCPA

USA - January 18 2018 Some people really do not like being told to get a flu shot and, in Latner v. Mount Sinai Health System, Inc., 2018 WL 265085 (2d Cir. amended…

Telemarketing by Charity Fundraisers Remains an FTC Enforcement Priority

USA - January 11 2018 The FTC’s Northwest Regional Office has, for decades, led federal law enforcement efforts to investigate and shut down alleged fraud in the charity…