• 08.13.19

    ‘Healthy’ Coconut Oil Suit Settles for $1.85M

    To settle a false advertising class action over its “healthy” claims for coconut oil, Nature’s Way has agreed to a $1.85 million settlement deal.

  • 08.06.19

    Marine Corps Shoots Down Trademark Use by Congressman

    The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) recently issued a cease-and-desist letter to Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) requesting that the congressman stop using its trademarks in his campaign.

  • 08.06.19

    Meat Alternative Company Starts Beef With Arkansas State Law

    Where’s the beef? In Arkansas federal court, where the Tofurky Company challenged a new state law that prohibits the labeling of plant-based meat alternatives as “burgers,” “beef,” “pork” or “sausage” or other meat-related terms.

  • 08.06.19

    Chocolate Company Tastes Class Action Over National Origin Claims

    In a new false advertising class action, a Virginia resident accused Godiva of deceptively promoting its chocolate products to make them seem as if they were made in Belgium—despite the fact that they are produced in Pennsylvania.

  • 08.05.19

    VidCon 10: A Decade of Digital Video

    If you were to take a quick snapshot of the digital video world in 2019, you’d see the pros and cons of peak TV, fewer legacy content companies (some with “new looks” as a result of M&A), and more places to consume content than ever before.

  • 08.05.19

    Effectively Responding to State Regulatory Exam Criticisms: Five Takeaways

    With the prospect of a downturn in the economy getting ever so closer, the time is right for executive management teams and boards of directors of financial institutions to review and reassess how they are going to prepare for and respond to regulatory examination criticisms, whether that be in the ...

  • 08.05.19

    Fourth Circuit Affirms $61M Award Against Dish

    Affirming a North Carolina federal court’s judgment awarding $61 million in damages for Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) violations, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, rejected Dish Network’s attempts to evade the award.

  • 08.05.19

    Defendants Dodge Vicarious Liability in Sixth Circuit

    The U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, recently weighed in on a third party’s potential Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) liability for assistance to telemarketers.

  • 08.05.19

    California Court Compels Arbitration in TCPA Dispute

    In a victory for a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) defendant, a California federal court granted a motion to compel arbitration based on an agreement found in hyperlinked terms and conditions.

  • 08.05.19

    Plaintiff Earns Summary Judgment Based on Defendant’s “Making” of Calls

    A New York federal court granted summary judgment in favor of the plaintiff for a total of 55 calls, finding no merit in the defendant’s contention that the plaintiff failed to provide evidence that each of the calls was received.