False Advertising. Legal news and articles for April 25 - 26, 2017

Our View: Online privacy fight now goes to the statesNews reading app Toutiao allegedly places illegal medical adsReading the Tea Leaves: What Lies Ahead for Broadband Privacy Regulation?Former Gaston commissioner stripped of funeral licensePermits Moving to the Permits Online System this Fall Could Cause Substantial DelaysHow Google Blocked A Guerrilla Fighter In The Ad WarLong Strange Trip Through Court System Continues in Goldman Code Theft CaseArbitration Clause Cannot Bar Claims for Public Injunctive ReliefDonald Trump's law firm touts “insights on the new administration” in an online adCable technicians stage noisy protest of Charter SpectrumEC4safenano Conducts Survey on Demand and Supply of Services for Safe Use of Nanomaterials and NanotechnologyHingham: Voters Decide on Bare Cove Leash Law at Annual Town MeetingRegulators Comment on Proposed ePrivacy Law ReformsCourt Dismisses Peeling Paint Class Action Against Hyundai, But Grants Third Opportunity to AmendLawyer's group wants hard cap on referral fees

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This Week In Golf Biz: Costco Takes On Titleist, A $3 Bln Investment In Golf, Pimento Cheese Shoes?
ForbesMarch 26, 2017

Because of the popularity of Kirkland's golf balls that were selling for $29.99 for two dozen, Acushnet reportedly sent Costco a letter that accused the retailer of infringing on 11 Titleist patents and engaging in false advertising with its claim that ...more »

Court tosses Golden Living lawsuit
Altoona MirrorMarch 28, 2017

Rather, the judges say Golden Living centers were using “puffery,” or subjective marketing, which is different than false advertising and can't form the basis of a false advertising lawsuit. The state argued that Golden LivingCenter's care failed to ...more »

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Our View: Online privacy fight now goes to the states
Kennebec Journal & Morning SentinelApril 26, 2017

Once they figure out how to monetize the data without losing customers, it's hard to imagine they won't capitalize on the multibillion-dollar-a-year online advertising industry, putting your browsing history, geo-location data and app usage up for sale ...more »

News reading app Toutiao allegedly places illegal medical ads
TechNode (blog)April 26, 2017

An industry and commerce department officer said Toutiao is suspected of violating the Advertising Law and the Interim Measures on Internet Advertising Management, and they will carry out an investigation into the matter if it proves true. The ...more »

Reading the Tea Leaves: What Lies Ahead for Broadband Privacy Regulation?
The National Law ReviewApril 25, 2017

Moreover, there is significant question as to whether the new FCC, under Chairman Pai, has any intention of bringing enforcement actions against broadband provider privacy practices under Section 222, to which, as a Commissioner during the Wheeler ...more »

Former Gaston commissioner stripped of funeral license
Gaston GazetteApril 25, 2017

The board ruled that Ward violated general statutes prohibiting fraud or misrepresentation in the practice of funeral service and pre-need funeral planning and that his acts and omissions violated laws against false or misleading advertising. Calls ...more »

Permits Moving to the Permits Online System this Fall Could Cause Substantial Delays
The National Law ReviewApril 25, 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 »

How Google Blocked A Guerrilla Fighter In The Ad War
Fast CompanyApril 25, 2017

Google and its parent company, Alphabet, which dominates the market for online ads and made an estimated $79 billion from them in 2016, has taken a largely hands-off approach to the potentially existential threat of ad blockers on its popular Chrome ...more »

Long Strange Trip Through Court System Continues in Goldman Code Theft Case
The National Law ReviewApril 25, 2017

More recently, Aleynikov also has been prosecuted at the state level, as the Manhattan District Attorney secured a jury verdict convicting him of N.Y. Penal Law §165.07 (unlawful use of secret scientific material), which was overturned by the trial ...more »

Arbitration Clause Cannot Bar Claims for Public Injunctive Relief
JD Supra (press release)April 25, 2017

McGill filed a class action against Citibank asserting violations of three California statutes that provide for injunctive relief: the Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA), False Advertising Law (FAL) and Unfair Competition Law (UCL). Citibank sought to ...more »

Donald Trump's law firm touts “insights on the new administration” in an online ad
SalonApril 25, 2017

“Insights on the new administration,” the ad says, before listing all the relevant subject areas, including financial regulation, government contracts, trade, foreign direct investment, energy and the environment. The ad links to a page that publishes ...more »

Cable technicians stage noisy protest of Charter Spectrum
Norwalk AdvocateApril 25, 2017

Bonomo also said he was “disappointed” in the New York lawsuit, which accuses the company of false advertising dating back to 2012 before the Time Warner merger. “Charter made significant commitments to New York state as part of our merger with Time ...more »

EC4safenano Conducts Survey on Demand and Supply of Services for Safe Use of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology
The National Law ReviewApril 25, 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 »

Hingham: Voters Decide on Bare Cove Leash Law at Annual Town Meeting
95.9 WATD-FM (blog)April 25, 2017

Voters did in Hingham, as they voted to change the leash law for Bare Cove Park at Annual Town Meeting. The issue took nearly two hours before a resolution was reached. Voters decided to change the leash law by a 385-292 standing vote. Initially a ...more »

Regulators Comment on Proposed ePrivacy Law Reforms
Lexology (registration)April 25, 2017

The ePrivacy Directive (2002/58/EC) (the “Directive”), currently implemented in Ireland through the 2011 ePrivacy Regulations, regulates a wide variety of uses of private information in the electronic communications sphere. The Directive is the origin ...more »

Court Dismisses Peeling Paint Class Action Against Hyundai, But Grants Third Opportunity to Amend
Lexology (registration)April 25, 2017

The court dismissed plaintiffs' warranty, negligent misrepresentation, fraudulent concealment, and state consumer protection claims without prejudice, with the exception of a Massachusetts Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practice Act claim, which was ...more »

Lawyer's group wants hard cap on referral fees
Toronto StarApril 25, 2017

The working group believes that by making the referral fees transparent, and by instituting a cap, they will facilitate access to legal services and address the problem of “excessive” referral fees that may be the result of law firm advertising and ...more »

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