Posts from November 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.

As the holiday shopping season kicks into full gear, many businesses seek to offer consumers rebates on the product's purchase price.

I am amazed by a front-business page New York Times story - Why Short Sellers Want to Crash The Tupperware Party -- reporting that investors are short selling positions in companies such as Avon Products, Herbalife, and Pre-Paid Legal because of pending Federal Trade Commission rulemaking on business opportunity programs. Wall Street is not only seeking to read tea leaves, but some investors are going so far as to try to influence the promulgation of the regulation in order to advance the value of their short positions.

Jane Pauley, the television news anchor has sued The New York Times and DeWitt Publishing, alleging she was misled to believe she was being interviewed for an article on mental health when she actually was being featured in a special advertising supplement.


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