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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.

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FTC and Six States Sue Roomster for Fake Listings and Reviews

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), along with six states, filed a lawsuit against housing rental listing platform, Roomster Corp. (“Roomster”), its co-founders, John Shriber and Roman Zaks, and the principal of a related app that provided allegedly fake reviews, Jonathan Martinez. The lawsuit, filed in the Southern District of New York, alleges that the defendants used fake reviews to entice consumers to join and pay for access to its platform. The lawsuit is a reminder that federal and state regulators are increasingly focused on the legitimacy of consumer reviews, particularly given their impact on purchasing decisions.   Read More ›

FTC Once Again Focuses on Earnings Claims

FTC's recent actions regarding earnings claims makes clear that the agency is focused on challenging earnings claims, particularly those that are atypical. Read More ›

Supply Chain Issues Highlight Importance of Complying with Federal and State Fulfillment Rules

The current global supply chain delays has impacted many aspects of our lives.
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Andrew Lustigman Quoted in Law360 Article on FTC’s Ruling Against ‘I.V. Cocktail’ Ads

Andrew Lustigman, head of Olshan’s Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Practice Group, was quoted in a Law360 article about the Federal Trade Commission’s suit against A&O Enterprises Inc. for making false claims about their intravenous therapy products. Read More ›

Burberry, Coach Named in Latest Deceptive Pricing Class Actions

Luxury retailers Burberry and Coach were the latest retailers to be hit with class action lawsuits involving accusations of deceptive pricing and discount advertising of merchandise sold at their outlet stores.  The lawsuits are part of a growing trend focusing on allegations of deceptive outlet and discount store comparative pricing. Read More ›

New EU-US Data Safe Harbor Agreement

Calmer seas are on the horizon for businesses transferring personal data from the EU to the U.S. as negotiators are reported to have agreed today to a new framework for data transfers. Read More ›

New FTC Chair Calls For Universal Do-Not-Track

By William MacDonald*

In a speech yesterday to the American Advertising Federation new Federal Trade Commission Chair Edith Ramirez urged the advertising industry to give consumers "effective and meaningful privacy protection" by agreeing on a global standard that would let consumers signal with their browsers to websites, advertising networks and data brokers that they do not want their online activities monitored for marketing purposes. Read More ›

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