• 01.14.20

    New Year, New NAD Fees and Procedures

    The National Advertising Division (NAD) started 2020 with updated fees and the announcement that new procedures would be implemented in the coming months.

  • 01.14.20

    New False Ad Suit: Chocolates Have Less THC, CBD Than Advertised

    A new false advertising lawsuit filed in California federal court accuses Bhang Corporation of duping consumers as its “Medicinal Chocolates” actually contain less cannabis than promised in its advertising.

  • 01.14.20

    Gambling on Browsewrap: Casino App Loses Huuuge Bet on Enforcing Terms of Use

    Last month, the Ninth Circuit affirmed a Washington district court’s decision to deny Huuuge’s bid to arbitrate a proposed class action based on a browsewrap agreement.

  • 01.14.20

    Challenge to Tomato Origin Moves Forward

    A putative class action against Cento Fine Foods (Cento) challenging the packaging and labeling representations regarding its “Certified San Marzano” tomato products will move forward after a California federal court denied the defendant’s motion to dismiss.

  • 01.14.20

    CFPB 2019 Year in Review and What to Expect in 2020

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) had an active 2019, and we review the most significant stories here. Likewise, we discuss the likely major developments expected in 2020, leading with the upcoming Supreme Court battle over CFPB constitutionality.

  • 01.09.20

    Manatt Fintech: What to Expect in 2020

    Taking a break after eight brisk years of regulatory and litigious turbulence, the world of fintech and marketplace lending in 2019 was notable for being more business as usual, or what some might call a “ho hum” year of upward growth.

  • 01.07.20

    2019 Financial Services M&A and Capital Markets Year in Review

    Although it was very quiet on the western front (in particular, in California), 2019 was generally a solid year for banks pursuing merger and acquisition opportunities and accessing the capital markets.

  • 01.02.20

    Denying Class Certification, Court Rejects Use of Affidavits

    Siding with the defendant, a Massachusetts federal court judge denied certification of two classes in a putative Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action against a medical device manufacturer.

  • 01.02.20

    FCC Considering TCPA Liability for Follow-up Texts

    Does a follow-up text in response to a consumer’s request to opt out where the sender communicates on multiple issues run afoul of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)?

  • 01.02.20

    TRACED Act, Bolstered by Bipartisan Support, Becomes Law

    President Donald Trump signed into law new robocall legislation just before the end of 2019.