• 11.05.19

    FDA, FTC Warn CBD Maker Over Product Claims

    In a joint warning letter, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cautioned Rooted Apothecary LLC about the claims it made for its cannabidiol (CBD) products.  

  • 11.05.19

    Not the NARB’s Favorite: Pasta Claims Should Be Discontinued

    The National Advertising Review Board (NARB) agreed with the National Advertising Division (NAD) that Goya Foods Inc. failed to support its objective preference claim that its Excelsior brand pasta is “La Pasta favorita de Puerto Rico” and that the claim should be discontinued.  

  • 11.05.19

    IAB Launches Compliance Framework for CCPA

    As the effective date for the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) inches closer, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and its affiliated standard-setting body, the IAB Technology Laboratory, have released for public comment a draft compliance framework (the Framework) for publishers and ...

  • 10.31.19

    Sounding Out Stakeholders on Soundboard Technology

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has asked for input on a new petition addressing whether soundboard technology violates the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

  • 10.31.19

    TCPA Defendant Hit With $267M Judgment

    After a California jury sided with the plaintiffs in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action against a debt collector, the court entered judgment in the amount of $267 million in damages for the roughly 534,000 calls.

  • 10.31.19

    Reassigned Numbers Database Plans Pushed Back

    Implementation of the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC’s) plans for the establishment of a single, comprehensive reassigned numbers database has been pushed back until next year.

  • 10.31.19

    Rack Room Racks Up $26M Deal in TCPA Suit

    Continuing the run of multimillion-dollar settlements in Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class actions, a Florida federal court granted preliminary approval for a $26 million deal over text messages.

  • 10.31.19

    Manatt’s Continuing Coverage on Significant Post-ACA International Developments

    The recent trend of confusion and uncertainty surrounding the proper definition of an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) continues in full force as courts remain split on the issue.

  • 10.31.19

    Enhanced Workplace Protections for Domestic Violence Victims

    Effective November 18, 2019, amendments to the New York State Human Rights Law will provide enhanced protections to employees who are victims of domestic violence.

  • 10.31.19

    Keeping Medicaid’s Promise for Children With Special Healthcare Needs

    Children with special healthcare needs are children who have, or are at increased risk of having, a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional condition and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that usually required by children generally.