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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 11 posts from March 2011.

Illinois Governor Signs "Amazon Tax" Bill Into Law

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. Read More ›

Reminder: Restore Online Shoppers' Confidence Act Now In Effect

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. Read More ›

Online Retail Tax Law Developments in South Dakota, Colorado

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. Read More ›

FTC Releases List of Top Consumer Complaints in 2010 -- Identity Theft Tops the List Again

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

California Ruling Assists Plaintiffs In Class Action Over Unwanted Cell Phone Calls

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). Read More ›

FCC v. AT&T, Inc.: The Lack of Personal Privacy for Corporations

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. Read More ›

Federal Privacy Bills Introduced

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. Read More ›

Southern District of New York Throws Out Case Against Snapple for Lack of Evidence

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." Read More ›

FTC Dannon Settlement Expands Substantiation Requirements

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. Read More ›

Lustigman to present the ABA Section of Antitrust Law February 2011 Consumer Protection Update on March 3, 2011 at 12 pm E.T.

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

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