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The Advertising Law Blog provides commentary and news on developing legal issues in advertising, promotional marketing, Internet, and privacy law. This blog is sponsored by the Advertising, Marketing & Promotions group at Olshan. The practice is geared to servicing the needs of the advertising, promotional marketing, and digital industries with a commitment to providing personal, efficient and effective legal service.

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Shaffer Comments on Trump's Presidential Candidacy and Trump University’s Pending Trial

A high-profile trial involving a potential Presidential nominee, especially during elections, will make it difficult to facilitate a fair trial and allow forward progress in the case. Read More ›

FTC Issues Annual Top 10 Consumer Complaints List

The Federal Trade Commission issued its annual list of consumer complaints received by its Consumer Sentinel Network.   Read More ›

RadioShack Bankrutpcy Deal to Sell Customer Data is a Cautionary Tale for Companies

As part of its recent bankruptcy proceeding, RadioShack sought to auction off its vast collection of personal information about its customers. However 38 states and the FTC objected to the sale on the grounds that it violated RadioShack's existing privacy policy. The limitations on the transfer of data RadioShack agreed to in an eventual deal with the states shows that companies need to be forward thinking regarding future transfers of data when crafting their data privacy policies. Read More ›

Florida Judge Again Disregards FCC Interpretation Of TCPA

In Luskin v. Seminole Comedy, Inc., decided on June 19, 2013 in the Southern District of Florida, Judge Robert Scola denied a motion to dismiss a case concerning text messages, even though the plaintiff had provided his telephone number to the text sender. Read More ›

NAD Recommends Advertiser Modify In-Store Price Matching Guarantee

The National Advertising Division ("NAD") recently recommended that Toys "R" Us modify or discontinue a price-matching claim advertised. Read More ›