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Seller Beware: Recent Lawsuits Under N.J. Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act Target E-Commerce Businesses
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2016

Online retailers across the United States have one more issue to consider as they prepare for the next sale: a growing number of lawsuits under the


Fake news websites touting weight loss shut down by FTC
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2011

The FTC is intent on stopping online deceptive health claims.


FTC steps up enforcement on health-related claims in advertising
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • October 28 2011

In a recent settlement with Reebok, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) clarified that it will impose substantial penalties, including restitution to consumers, on companies that make health-related claims without an adequate basis.


Protecting personal information in Borders bankruptcy proceeding
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • September 27 2011

Borders has long collected personal information from customers and promised that such information would not be disclosed without consent.


Facebook posts can haunt you: discoverability in litigation
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2011

Is it possible that information and photos placed on Facebook pages could come back to haunt parties in litigation?


Google Buzz settlement: privacy audits for 20 years
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2011

Google has entered into a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to address perceived privacy violations relating to the social network, Google Buzz.


Securities fraud claims against outside law firm could not be certified as class action, Third Circuit determines
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2011

On March 29, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, in In re: DVI, Inc. Securities Litigation,1 ruled that where investor plaintiffs sought to pursue a class action against a company's outside law firm accountable for behind-the-scenes contributions to an apparently fraudulent public filing, the investors had to show the deceptive conduct was publicly attributed to the law firm in order to invoke the "fraud-on-the-market" presumption of reliance.


U.S. Supreme Court in Matrixx: no bright line for "materiality" in a securities fraud claim
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2011

On March 22, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously concluded in the securities fraud class action Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. v. Siracusano that the materiality of adverse-event reports cannot be reduced to a bright-line rule


“Spoofing” illegal under committee-approved legislation
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • March 5 2011

The practice of altering the caller identification information displayed on the receiving end of a telephone call, spoofing, would be illegal under a measure approved by the House.


Mistakes led to failed Race to the Top application
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2010

After today's Senate Legislative Oversight Committee hearing into the mistakes that were made leading up to the state's losing out in the federal Race to the Top grant sweepstakes, Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) released the following statement:"With former Commissioner Schundler finally able to speak freely, we have been able to hear the exhaustive point-by-point details as to what went wrong for the first time."