False Advertising. Legal news and articles for January 31 - 31, 2012

Makers of Brazilian Blowout settle false advertising suitTwenty-fifth Anniversary of Powerful Whistleblower Law Commemorated TodayClose games increase advertising impactCourt Rejects Oracle's Attempt to Use Fraud Claim to Undo Contract with HPLaw Firms Resume Poaching Partners in Tough MarketNuance Introduces eCopy Legal Solution Pack, Streamlining Paper-to-Digital ...National Brands Failing to Capitalize on Growth of Local Digital Advertising...DA, Sheriff Enforce New Law Banning Dangerous 'Bath Salts,' Designer DrugsOnline Advertising Company, BaronsMedia.com, Acquires New Music Site Hypster.comChina-Based Hackers Target Law Firms to Get Secret Deal DataClose Super Bowl games increase advertising impactLAW: Be sure to sign the dotted lineWe're Not in Beta Anymore: The Tapjoy Mobile Advertising Platform is Now OpenWe're Not in Beta Anymore: The Tapjoy Mobile Advertising Platform is Now OpenPerjuring the Past: On Criminalization of Armenian Genocide Denial

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Competing visions for economy, business
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and HeadlinesJanuary 1, 2012

This goal of this law is to make life a little easier for the IRS in performing audits of small businesses, but that comes at far too high a cost. Many employees and business owners are concerned about this approach, not because they have something to ...more »

An Ad Blocker Opens the Gate, Ever So Slightly
New York TimesJanuary 2, 2012

The name said it all — and each day 10 million people or so surf the Internet with Adblock Plus installed, presumably never missing the advertising they were meant to see. In December, however, Adblock Plus introduced a new concept, the “acceptable ad ...more »

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Makers of Brazilian Blowout settle false advertising suit
KPRC HoustonJanuary 31, 2012

The company has settled a lawsuit filed by the state of California for failing to warn people that the products contain a known carcinogen. The company has agreed to stop false advertising and pay $600000 in penalties. Darcy Eaves, co-owner of Studio 3 ...more »

Twenty-fifth Anniversary of Powerful Whistleblower Law Commemorated Today
Sacramento BeeJanuary 31, 2012

Patrick Leahy (D-VT), chairman of the US Senate Judiciary Committee; and attorney John R. Phillips, a founding partner of Phillips & Cohen LLP, the nation's most successful law firm representing whistleblowers. "The False Claims Act is a unique statute ...more »

Close games increase advertising impact
Outcome MagazineJanuary 31, 2012

31 (UPI) — US advertisers spending big money on ads in the upcoming Superbowl should hope for a close, exciting games for maximum impact of their messages, experts say. The JW Marriott is decorated for Super Bowl XLVI in downtown Indianapolis on ...more »

Court Rejects Oracle's Attempt to Use Fraud Claim to Undo Contract with HP
IEWY NewsJanuary 31, 2012

“HP is pleased that the Superior Court of the State of California, Santa Clara County, has rejected Oracle's attempt to use a fraud claim to undo its contract with HP. We look forward to seeing the facts made public that demonstrate how Oracle's March ...more »

Law Firms Resume Poaching Partners in Tough Market
Wall Street JournalJanuary 31, 2012

Billable hours increased only 1% overall last year and dropped sharply for transactional work in the fourth quarter, according to the index, which is based on data from about 130 large law firms. Bankruptcy work declined throughout the year.more »

Nuance Introduces eCopy Legal Solution Pack, Streamlining Paper-to-Digital ...
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)January 31, 2012

“Where we see paper as part of a business workflow within the legal industry, not only do we see inefficiencies with the process, we also see costly manual or outsourced paper processes that could save legal organizations thousands of dollars.more »

National Brands Failing to Capitalize on Growth of Local Digital Advertising...
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)January 31, 2012

As the Internet speeds to the forefront of local advertising, marketers are bullish about their current and future investments in local advertising – particularly in local digital media, the research revealed. Eighty-three percent of marketers surveyed ...more »

DA, Sheriff Enforce New Law Banning Dangerous 'Bath Salts,' Designer Drugs
ScoopSanDiego.comJanuary 31, 2012

"We're taking this action to let businesses know about the new law and penalties they could face," Dumanis said. "More importantly, we want to be proactive to let San Diegans know how dangerous these drugs can be. "Bath salts" in particular have been ...more »

Online Advertising Company, BaronsMedia.com, Acquires New Music Site Hypster.com
MarketWatch (press release)January 31, 2012

BaronsMedia.com is an online advertising company providing guidance for all your online marketing needs. Since 2005, BaronsMedia.com has effectively distributed display advertisements on a multitude of websites. BaronsMedia.com continues to grow their ...more »

China-Based Hackers Target Law Firms to Get Secret Deal Data
BusinessWeekJanuary 31, 2012

The Canadian government later killed the BHP takeover using federal powers to declare it wasn't in the nation's interest. Similarities between the Canadian attack and other recent intrusions at US law firms suggest that cyberattacks on attorneys are ...more »

Close Super Bowl games increase advertising impact
UPI.comJanuary 31, 2012

31 (UPI) -- US advertisers spending big money on ads in the upcoming Superbowl should hope for a close, exciting games for maximum impact of their messages, experts say. An Oregon State University researcher says viewers consider advertising in a more ...more »

LAW: Be sure to sign the dotted line
Press-EnterpriseJanuary 31, 2012

As in a law school examination, the facts are undisputed.” In this case, SVC-West, LP (timeshare company Shell Vacations Club) rented eight helium tanks from C9 Ventures (doing business as Cloud 9 Balloons) in 2007 at the last minute, ...more »

We're Not in Beta Anymore: The Tapjoy Mobile Advertising Platform is Now Open
MarketWatch (press release)January 31, 2012

31, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The mobile advertising and publishing platform Tapjoy, Inc. ( www.tapjoy.com ) has reached 70 million Monthly Active Users and is in a unique position to connect advertisers large and small with targeted consumers on ...more »

We're Not in Beta Anymore: The Tapjoy Mobile Advertising Platform is Now Open
PR Newswire (press release)January 31, 2012

31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The mobile advertising and publishing platform Tapjoy, Inc. (www.tapjoy.com) has reached 70 million Monthly Active Users and is in a unique position to connect advertisers large and small with targeted consumers on their ...more »

Perjuring the Past: On Criminalization of Armenian Genocide Denial
Asbarez Armenian NewsJanuary 31, 2012

Regardless of geographic location, it is absurd to think that societies exist today or should exist, which place no boundaries on speech and expression (consider laws that prohibit child pornography, advertising cigarettes to kids, or exposing state ...more »

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