Posts from March 2011.

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.

States are exploring a variety of methods to improve their collection of tax revenues from purchases made by their residents from out-of-state online and mail-order retailers.

There have been recent and important changes in two states to the sales/use tax laws covering online and mail-order retailers marketing into those states.

The Restore Online Shoppers' Confidence Act ("ROSCA"), the product of the Senate Commerce Committee's investigation into online "data pass" and advanced consent (negative option) marketing is now in effect.

The Federal Trade Commission has released its list of top consumer complaints received by the agency in 2010.

Gutierrez v. Barclays Group is a class action filed in federal court in the Southern District of California under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (47 U.S.C. 227).

The Supreme Court's March 1, 2011 decision in Federal Communications Commission et al. v. AT&T, Inc., may significantly limit a corporation's right to assert privacy protections relating to its affairs.

Two important privacy bills were recently introduced in the House: the Best Practices Act and the Do Not Track Me Online Act. Here are details.

By William MacDonald*

The Southern District of New York recently granted summary judgment in favor of Snapple Beverage Corp in a case that challenged Snapple's use of the phrase "all natural."

As we have previously reported in connection with the FTC's settlement with Nestle and Iovate as well as the POM Wonderful lawsuits, the Federal Trade Commission continues to expand its enforcement of health claims by makers of food and dietary supplements.

This telephonic update will summarize the significant developments in consumer protection law that occurred in February 2011.

Alibaba faces new scrutiny in the wake of an internal investigation which revealed that employees helped cover up fraudulent practices.


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