November 14, 2014 #476941441 / gettyimages.com Promotional contests and sweepstakes are a terrific marketing tool for businesses.  Social media has provided companies with a free and effective way to increase the number of consumers participating in their promotional contests and sweepstakes.  This article discusses the importance of understanding the rules governing such contests, with a…

November 13, 2014 Daily Fantasy Sports Games: Out of the Penalty Box in the USA? As analyzed numerous times on this blog, the legality of fantasy sports contests that require an entry fee to play, and that pay out cash prizes to winners, varies state by state, and can be considered illegal gambling in certain…

November 10, 2014 On Tuesday November 4, 2014, social media giant Twitter, Inc. (“Twitter”) fully submitted a motion to dismiss a Telephone Consumer Protect Act (“TCPA”) class action lawsuit pending against it in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.  Among other issues addressed in Nunes v. Twitter, Inc., Twitter has…

November 7, 2014 The number of Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) class action lawsuits has exploded in the past year.  As a result, there have been many written decisions which provide both clarification of the law, as well as guidance on industry best practices. What is the TCPA? The TCPA was enacted in 1991 and,…

November 4, 2014 In June, 2014, the Hershey Company (“Hershey”) brought a trademark infringement action against Colorado-based TinctureBelle, LLC.  Hershey alleged that TinctureBelle infringed on numerous registered trademarks in the naming, packaging and marketing of its chocolate and confectionery products containing marijuana.  TinctureBelle appeared in the action, but never filed an answer.  Instead, after months…

November 3, 2014 On October 29, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) filed a complaint in the United States District Court of New Jersey against Gerber Products Co. (“Gerber”), the popular baby food manufacturer.  The complaint alleges that since 2011, Gerber has been deceptively advertising its Good Start Gentle formula by alleging that use of…

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