Posts from August 2006.

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.

On December 7, 2006, Andrew Lustigman will be co-presenting a workshop entitled "Using Consumer Surveys and Clinical Studies for Substantiation Purposes."

On August 17, 2006, the FDA announced that the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey has adopted an $8 million consumer redress program for purchasers of certain products from Lane Labs-USA, Inc.

Vonage recently settled with the New Jersey Attorney General by agreeing to pay $45,945 in penalties. The Consumer Affairs Division received 167 consumer complaints against Vonage concerning the company's business practices.

On Friday, August 11, 2006, the Long Island Business News named Jonathan Ezor as "One to Watch".

The State of Wisconsin announced that it was suing telephone-billing aggregator ILD Telecommunications, Inc. based on alleged cramming activities by its customer, ILD's customer Radical Persson, Inc., who marketed Internet services billed under the names Echurch Network and ILab Technologies. The state's lawsuit seeks refunds for all affected Wisconsin consumers, as well as penalties for the company's violations of Wisconsin law.

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) announced its list of the Top 10 consumer complaints for 2005.

Direct marketers who intend to rely on fax advertisements must have an established business relationship with the recipient prior to sending the fax, as well as having received the recipient's fax number pursuant to that relationship.


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