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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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Dark Patterns: FTC Reaches $10 Million Settlement with Children’s Online Learning Program over Marketing and Subscription Practices

Online children’s education company Age of Learning, Inc., also doing business as ABCmouse, has agreed to pay $10 million to settle the FTC’s charges that it made it difficult and confusing for subscribers to cancel their memberships.  The settlement highlights the importance of a compliant subscription enrollment pathway, including readily-accessible cancellation processes.  It also highlights a growing focus by regulators and others on “dark patterns” online marketing techniques. Read More ›

New York Law Journal Publishes Article on Deceptive Pricing and Settlements by Lustigman and Spina

The New York Law Journal (subscription required) published an article authored by Andrew Lustigman and Morgan Spina titled "Deceptive Pricing: Unlawful Trickery or Skillful Selling?" Read More ›

FTC Obtains $7.5 Million Settlement in Do Not Call Case

In United States vs. Mortgage Investors Corp. of Ohio, filed in the Middle District of Florida on June 25, 2013, a home loan refinancing company agreed to pay a $7.5 million civil penalty for allegedly violating Do Not Call provisions of the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR). Read More ›

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