NEWSLETTER: Advertising, Marketing & Promotions - May 2024
Olshan Advertising Law Blog
by Andrew B. Lustigman, Scott Shaffer, Mary L. Grieco, Claudia B. Dubón, Morgan E. Spina, Steven R. Gursky, Lee S. Sporn
1w ago
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FTC Sues Bill Payment Company For Use of “Dark Patterns”
Olshan Advertising Law Blog
by Morgan E. Spina
1w ago
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has filed a complaint against Doxo, Inc. (“Doxo”), a bill payment company, and its co-founders, alleging that the company utilized misleading ads to imitate consumers’ billers, as well as deceptive practices to mislead consumers into paying millions of dollars in junk fees. As demonstrated by this latest enforcement action, the FTC is continuing to focus on manipulative marketing techniques known as “dark patterns.” This should serve as a reminder to marketers that the use of such practices may result in enforcement actions ..read more
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Mary Grieco and Katherine Mateo Publish Article in IPWatchdog on The Rise of IP Lawsuits When Posting Images
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by Mary L. Grieco, Katherine Mateo
3w ago
Chair of Olshan’s Intellectual Property Law Group and Co-Chair of the firm’s Brand Management & Protection Group Mary Grieco and litigation counsel Katherine Mateo published an IPWatchdog article entitled “The Rise of IP Lawsuits When Posting Images: How to Navigate and Avoid Copyright Infringement Issues.” In the article, Mary and Kat discuss how the unlicensed use of another person’s photograph, even if that photograph is of yourself, comes with potentially robust legal ramifications ..read more
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Olshan Recognized as a Top Firm by Media Law International
Olshan Advertising Law Blog
by Andrew B. Lustigman, Scott Shaffer, Mary L. Grieco, Claudia B. Dubón, Morgan E. Spina, Steven R. Gursky, Lee S. Sporn
1M ago
Olshan’s Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Group was named a leading Tier 1 law firm by Media Law International. MLI’s 2024 ranking guide, covering firms and practitioners with media law experience across 60 jurisdictions globally, recognized Olshan for its excellence. Employing a multidisciplinary approach, Olshan integrates Brand Management & Protection and Advertising lawyers to offer knowledgeable, solutions-focused advice. View the rankings and editorial in MLI’s 2024 guide ..read more
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NEWSLETTER: Advertising, Marketing & Promotions - April 2024
Olshan Advertising Law Blog
by Andrew B. Lustigman, Scott Shaffer, Mary L. Grieco, Claudia B. Dubón, Morgan E. Spina, Steven R. Gursky, Lee S. Sporn
1M ago
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Andrew Lustigman Speaking at ACI’s 8th Annual Summit on Food Law – Regulation, Compliance and Litigation
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by Andrew B. Lustigman
1M ago
Andrew Lustigman, Chair of Olshan's Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Group and Co-Chair of the firm’s Brand Management & Protection Group, will speak on the panel “What It Really Means to be ‘Green’ in 2024: Mastering the Intricacies of Making and Substantiating Green Claims in Today’s Regulatory Landscape” as part of ACI’s 8th Annual Summit on Food Law – Regulation, Compliance and Litigation on May 1, 2024, at 1:15 p.m. at The Metropolitan Club, Chicago, IL. The panel will explore the new proposed changes to the Green Guides and the impact that FTC’s contemplated rulemaking could h ..read more
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Clothing Retailer Wins Lawsuit Despite False Discount Pricing Claim
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by Scott Shaffer
1M ago
New Jersey Supreme Court Sides with Aéropostale in Consumer Class Action In a significant legal victory for New Jersey retailers, that state’s Supreme Court has ruled in a class-action lawsuit that advertising illusory discounts and phantom former prices does not necessarily cause consumers to sustain an ascertainable loss, and therefore dismissed the lawsuit despite the state’s generally very pro-consumer protection statute, the Consumer Fraud Act (“CFA ..read more
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United States Consumer Privacy Laws Continue to Evolve
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by Mary L. Grieco
2M ago
In the constantly changing and confusing world of consumer privacy laws, it is more important than ever for businesses to evaluate and reevaluate their collection and use of personal data. There is currently no comprehensive federal consumer privacy law, but as the first quarter of 2024 comes to a close, comprehensive state consumer privacy laws have gone into effect in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Virginia and Utah. Three more states – Texas, Oregon and Montana – have enacted privacy laws that go into effect in 2024, and six states – Delaware, Iowa, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Tennessee ..read more
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FTC Wins $20 Million Judgment against Owner of Cash Advance Company
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by Scott Shaffer
2M ago
Random sample method used to calculate damages In the case of Federal Trade Commission v. Jonathan Braun, decided on February 6, 2024 in the Southern District of New York after a jury trial, a federal court entered a judgment requiring merchant cash advance company owner Jonathan Braun to pay $20.3 million in monetary relief and civil penalties for misleading small businesses and unlawfully seizing their assets. Braun was found guilty of deceiving business owners about how much money he would advance to them and how much they would have to pay back ..read more
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New York’s New Credit Surcharge Law Takes Effect
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by Andrew B. Lustigman, Morgan E. Spina
3M ago
The war on drip pricing continues. New York’s new credit surcharge law is now in effect requiring business to provide important pricing disclosures. The law amends and clarifies New York’s existing credit card surcharge law, General Business Law Section 518. Key requirements are outlined below ..read more
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