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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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CLIENT ALERT: New York State Extends Labor Law Protections to Child Models

New York State recently extended the protections afforded to child performers under New York's labor laws to child models. Backed by the efforts of the not-for-profit organization the Model Alliance, State Senators Jeffrey Klein and Diane Savino, and Assemblyman Steven Otis, introduced the legislation, which passed the State Senate and Assembly unanimously on June 12, 2013. Read More ›

Court Refuses to Dismiss Claim in Celebrity Endorsement Lawsuit

A federal judge for the North Carolina District Court has refused to dismiss a suit brought by professional football player Rashard Mendenhall, who filed a breach of contract claim against Hanesbrands, Inc. Rashard Mendenhall v. Hanesbrands, Inc., No. 1:11CV570 (M.D.N.C., filed April 12, 2012). Read More ›

Class Action Lawsuit Over New England Patriots' Cheating Is Dismissed

A class-action lawsuit filed by a football fan angered over one team's documented cheating has been dismissed on the basis that the fans did not suffer any loss by watching an NFL game that was not played according to the rules. Read More ›

Jonathan Ezor on Social Media Legal Issues

Businesses are facing new legal and other risks as they explore and exploit social media such as Facebook and Twitter as well as an increasingly mobile workforce. We cover many of these in our firm's blog. Read More ›


A lawsuit involving fantasy baseball is pending in the Eastern District of Missouri that could effect the way millions of baseball fans are able to enjoy the sport. Read More ›

Recording Industry Sues Satellite Radio Maker

The recording industry, in its never-ending quest to halt technological advances that enable the transfer or copy of music, filed suit last week against XM Satellite Radio over a new device that allows listeners to store digital copies of their favorite songs in their XM radio players. Read More ›

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