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Advertising Law Blog

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.

Showing 6 posts from May 2008.

Overstock.com Slashes NY Affiliates to Avoid NY Tax Law/Amazon to Collect Tax Pending Lawsuit Outcome

In what is likely to be a sign of things to come, major online retailer Overstock.com has decided to terminate its relationship with any affiliate based in New York in order to avoid remitting NY states sales tax under the "Amazon" tax law slated to take effect June 1st. Read More ›

US Search.com Settles NY AG Investigation Over Use and Sale of Non-public Information

found in public domain, such as court records, real estate records and telephone directories. The company also offered businesses non-public personally identifiable information from credit reporting agencies - Equifax, TransUnion and Experian - and financial institutions. Read More ›

FTC and Internet Free Trial Promoter Enter Into Stipulated Preliminary Injunction

A website that offered "free trials" of its herbal products, including smoking cessation patches, has agreed to halt its allegedly deceptive practices, pending trial. Read More ›

Tyson Told to Withdraw "Raised Without Antibiotics" Advertisements

Competitors Sanderson Farms and Perdue Farms sued Tyson for nationally advertising its chicken as "Raised Without Antibiotics" and "Raised Without Antibiotics that impact antibiotic resistance in humans." Read More ›

Ninth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Case Against Gerber for Deceptively Marketed Fruit Snacks

Parents who purchased Gerber "Fruit Juice Snacks" brought a class action against Gerber alleging that its Fruit Juice Snacks product contained no fruit juice from oranges, peaches, strawberries or cherries as illustrated on the packaging. Instead it contained only grape juice from concentrate. Read More ›

Amazon Challenges NY Internet Sales Tax

Amazon.com has filed a lawsuit challenging New York State's new law forcing out of state online retailers to collect sales tax on shipments to state residents. Read More ›

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