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WOMMA updates social media marketing disclosure guide
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2012

The Word of Mouth Marketing Association ("WOMMA") recently updated its Guide to Disclosure in Social Media Marketing ("Guide"). The current Guide is released as part of an ongoing effort on the part of WOMMA to memorialize best practices in the word of mouth marketing industry


UPMC’s email messaging, and social media policies recently found to violate NLRA
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2013

An administrative law judge in Pittsburgh recently struck down an employer's email, e-messaging, and social media employment policies as


NAD finds T-Mobile can use crowdsourced data to substantiate performance claims
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 21 2015

The National Advertising Division recently concluded that T-Mobile USA, Inc. can use crowdsourced data to substantiate certain implied comparative


Company pays $40k settlement for allegedly scraping LinkedIn Corp.’s user data
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2014

Robocog, Inc., doing business as HiringSolved, allegedly scraped content from LinkedIn Corp.'s member data and displayed this information in their


NAD determines Priceline did not falsely disparage Travelocity in "light-hearted spoof"
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2012

The NAD determined that William Shatner's recurring Priceline Negotiator character did not falsely disparage Travelocity by stating: "So, you've been double crossed by other travel sites and now you want to try the real deal?"


Employer sued for social media posts it made on employee's accounts
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2011

A prominent interior designer was hired by defendant design company to be its marketing director


Gossip website posting of celebrity photos held not to violate right of publicity
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • October 20 2011

A television news reporter sued the owner of a gossip website when the site's users submitted posts that allegedly defamed the plaintiff, including claims that the plaintiff used illicit drugs, was sexually promiscuous, and committed assault


Court dismisses right of publicity class action against Facebook over "friend finder"
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2011

On October 27, 2011, Judge Seeborg of the Northern District of California dismissed a putative class action complaint filed by a Facebook user against Facebook based on its use of his image in an online advertisement for Facebook’s “friend finder” feature


Michigan bans employers from seeking social media passwords
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • January 8 2013

Michigan governor Rick Snyder signed H.B. 5523 into law at the end of 2012, barring Michigan employers and colleges from asking current or prospective


Manufacturer warned by FDA for Kardashian Instagram post about morning sickness drug
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2015

The Food and Drug Administration recently sent a warning letter to drug manufacturer Duchesnay, Inc. after Kim Kardashian posted an allegedly