False Advertising. Legal news and articles for April 28 - 30, 2017

Matthew S. DelNero"Employment Flash – April 2017"In Chicago, law firms cultivate new pot-specific practicesAdvertising Law - April 2017 #4Are you sacrificing your privacy for cheaper internet?Trademark hijackers are hurting online advertisers; here's how to stop themPensacola attorneys leading new Audi fraud suitCharter Loses Skirmish In Battle Over Broadband AdsThe majestic mountains of Plymouth, Mass. — Wait, what?Gannett Stalls Severance Payments to Former Commercial Appeal EmployeesScam Alert: Interested in Medical Marijuana? Watch out for Phony Sellersnova-Institute Publishes Commentary on Renewable Energy DirectiveSenate Confirms Alexander Acosta as Secretary of LaborCoca-Cola seeks dismissal in 'Made with real ginger' lawsuitLOS ANGELES - Hershey's is defending a class action lawsuit by attacking the motives of the plaintiff – a disbarred ...

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More Trouble at Fox News: Ailes Faces New Sexual Claims and O'Reilly Loses Two Advertisers
New York TimesApril 4, 2017

“We will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation as we plan future advertising decisions.” Despite Mr. O'Reilly's history of settlements and the series of allegations against him, the company has extended his contract, which was set to expire ...more »

Lawyer: Judge orders damages in massive disability scheme
State-Journal.comApril 6, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky lawyer facing prison time for a scheme to defraud the government of nearly $600 million in federal disability payments took another legal hit Wednesday when a judge ordered him to pay nearly $31.5 million in damages ...more »

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Matthew S. DelNero
The National Law ReviewApril 30, 2017

Attorney Advertising Notice: Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Statement in compliance with Texas Rules of Professional Conduct. Unless otherwise noted, attorneys are not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, nor can NLR ...more »

"Employment Flash – April 2017"
JD Supra (press release)April 30, 2017

On April 4, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that employment discrimination based on sexual orientation is a case of sex discrimination for purposes of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII). .... However, in ...more »

In Chicago, law firms cultivate new pot-specific practices
Herald and NewsApril 30, 2017

“A cannabis business needs not just a cannabis-focused lawyer but also one that really understands litigation and corporate law and intellectual property law and all these different types of practices,” said Morgan, who was the first coordinator of ...more »

Advertising Law - April 2017 #4
JD Supra (press release)April 30, 2017

In what appears to be the first time a consumer protection law was used to object to a company engaging in GPS-based ad targeting, Copley Advertising settled with Massachusetts Attorney General (AG) Martha Healey after she challenged the company's ...more »

Are you sacrificing your privacy for cheaper internet?
Digital TrendsApril 29, 2017

As it stands, ISPs can legally collect their users' browsing history, and sell it on to marketers or other entities. For some, that sounds like a huge breach of privacy. For others, it's the sound of opportunity ... Such information would be very ...more »

Trademark hijackers are hurting online advertisers; here's how to stop them
IPWatchdog.comApril 29, 2017

Avery Labels worked hard to establish its brand among consumers as the premier retailer of label products, as well as providing software solutions through their design-and-print-online tool and one-stop premium printing service, “WePrint.” As a result ...more »

Pensacola attorneys leading new Audi fraud suit
Pensacola News JournalApril 28, 2017

The discovery has launched a new round of class-action lawsuits, and three Pensacola attorneys are now representing approximately 100 Floridians who were allegedly duped by Audi. RELATED CONTENT:EPA could ... fuel efficiency, the lawsuit claims. The ...more »

Charter Loses Skirmish In Battle Over Broadband Ads
MediaPost CommunicationsApril 28, 2017

Charter also argued that the Federal Communications Act protects the company from prosecution for allegedly violating state advertising laws. McMahon rejected both of those arguments. The judge wrote that Congress "did not intend for the federal ...more »

The majestic mountains of Plymouth, Mass. — Wait, what?
Boston.comApril 28, 2017

A spokeswoman for Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey wouldn't specifically comment on Copper Cove's marketing materials, but she called attention to the section of state law relating to “false advertising.'' A provision says “no statement or ...more »

Gannett Stalls Severance Payments to Former Commercial Appeal Employees
Memphis Flyer (blog)April 28, 2017

We call this process The Hunger Games. Desperate to hold on to her job, advertising employee Marianne Sheridan competed in The Hunger Games and walked into a job interview with three Gannett employees she'd never met before. She was nervous at first ...more »

Scam Alert: Interested in Medical Marijuana? Watch out for Phony Sellers
Better Business BureauApril 28, 2017

Scammers love to take advantage of the uncertainty surrounding new government laws and regulations. Medical marijuana is a ... Watch out for online advertising scams: Online ads selling “legal” medical marijuana are all over the Internet. Be sure to do ...more »

nova-Institute Publishes Commentary on Renewable Energy Directive
The National Law ReviewApril 28, 2017

On April 12, 2017, the nova-Institute announced the publication of its commentary on the European Commission's proposal for a revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED). The proposal, which is referred to as RED II, aims to raise renewable energy usage ...more »

Senate Confirms Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor
The National Law ReviewApril 28, 2017

The choice of a lawyer or other professional is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Attorney Advertising Notice: Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Statement in compliance with Texas Rules of ...more »

Coca-Cola seeks dismissal in 'Made with real ginger' lawsuit
Legal News LineApril 28, 2017

In its motion, Coca-Cola contends the plaintiff "utterly fails to allege that the statement at issue is false," noting Fitzhenry-Russell cannot “plausibly allege” that “Made with real ginger” is "false or misleading to a reasonable consumer ...more »

LOS ANGELES - Hershey's is defending a class action lawsuit by attacking the motives of the plaintiff – a disbarred ...
The Pennsylvania RecordApril 28, 2017

“Plaintiff is not an innocent consumer deceived by a company's packaging, but rather a serial litigant looking for his next case,” wrote Matthew Kaplan of Tucker Ellis, which is representing Hershey's. Greenstein was ... As for a technical argument ...more »

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