• 08.20.19

    A Shot of Rejection: Court Affirms TTB’s Ad Denial

    A Washington, D.C., judge poured out an action from a vodka company over its advertising claims in an appeal from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).

  • 08.20.19

    No Injury, No Lawsuit, California Court Rules

    A California federal court tossed a lawsuit filed by two nonprofit organizations against Sanderson Farms, Inc., over claims that their chicken products are “100% Natural.”  

  • 08.20.19

    NARB Brushes Up on Toothbrush Claims

    Considering comparative advertising for the Sonicare DiamondClean toothbrush, a panel of the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) agreed with the National Advertising Division (NAD) that the advertiser should modify certain claims.  

  • 08.20.19

    Gatorade Victorious in Trademark Suit

    In a big win for Gatorade, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed that the company’s use of the phrase “The Sports Fuel Company” was not a trademark violation.  

  • 08.14.19

    California DBO Proposes Commercial Finance Disclosure Regulations and Seeks Further Comments

    The California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) has issued its long-awaited draft regulations to implement SB 1235, a 2018 law requiring consumer-like disclosures for commercial financing in California.  The DBO has requested public comment on these draft regulations, giving interested ...

  • 08.14.19

    CFPB News: MOUs, Automated Underwriting, Settlements, Payday Rule Delay

    In another busy stretch for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau), lawmakers reached out to the Bureau and the Department of Education (DOE) regarding protections for student borrowers, while the CFPB and the New York attorney general reached a $60 million deal with a group of ...

  • 08.14.19

    Payment Processor Faces Joint Federal, State Action

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Ohio attorney general have sued a payment processor arising from activities that allegedly enabled its merchant customers to defraud consumers.

  • 08.14.19

    New York DFS Joins the Innovation Movement

    Joining the innovation trend, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced the creation of a new Research and Innovation Division.

  • 08.14.19

    Third Time’s the Charm? Key Takeaways From the Updated TRID FAQs

    On July 31, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) issued a third update to its TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) FAQs, providing new questions and answers regarding giving loan estimates to consumers.

  • 08.13.19

    Retail and Consumer Products Law Roundup August 2019

    In the decade since amendments to the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) took effect, businesses across all industries have confronted constant legal challenges concerning workplace and retail premises access, as well as complaints about online accommodations for people whose vision and ...