June 30, 2016 This week, FanDuel and DraftKings each made motions to dismiss a putative class action lawsuit pending in the Southern District Court of Indiana.  In that lawsuit, three former college football players sued the fantasy sports companies for alleged violation of their rights of publicity under Indiana law by including their respective names…

June 29, 2016 Commercial Lease Review and Commercial Lease Lawyers For any new business starting out, or for an established business looking to move to a new location, office space will likely constitute one of its more significant expenses, and also set the tone for the type of work environment that the owners wish to…

June 28, 2016 SmartClick Media, LLC, doing business as Doctor Trusted, and its sole owner, have settled a lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”).  The FTC had charged Doctor Trusted with deceptive business practices in violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act. What was the nature of the deceptive business practices alleged by…

June 24, 2016 This Wednesday, mobile advertising company InMobi Pte Ltd. (“InMobi”) agreed to pay $950,000 to settle a Federal Trade Commission (“Commission” or “FTC”) lawsuit filed in connection with InMobi’s geo-targeting and children’s privacy practices. How do FTC regulations affect mobile marketers using geo-targeting or the personal information of children?

June 23, 2016 On Monday, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced its settlement with Vast Tech Support, LLC, OMG Tech Help, LLC and their chief operating officer Mark Donohue (collectively, the “Defendants”) concerning claims that the Defendants used software designed to trick consumers into believing that their computers were infected with viruses.  The parties recently…

June 22, 2016 This past weekend, the New York State Legislature passed a bill that will legalize and regulate the fantasy sports industry.  The bill is being sent to the Governor’s office for review and potential signature.  Should the Governor sign the bill into law, the provisions would take effect immediately as of the date…

June 20, 2016 Sanford Wallace, a well-known email marketer, has been sentenced to 30 months in prison by a federal judge in California.  The sentence follows Wallace’s guilty plea in connection with charges of electronic mail fraud and criminal contempt of court.   What was the nature of the email marketing operation that landed Wallace…

June 17, 2016 Sweepstakes Law and Sweepstakes Lawyers Trying to understand the complexities of sweepstakes law can be a daunting task for any layperson – which makes retaining an experienced sweepstakes attorney a prudent decision for any business that chooses to employ this unique and effective marketing tool.  Sweepstakes contests are heavily regulated on a…

June 16, 2016 Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Florida State Attorney General filed a complaint against 13 separate yet interrelated debt relief companies, as well as their 7 principals (collectively, the “Defendants”), alleging that the Defendants have engaged in a fraudulent debt relief scheme.  According to the complaint, using misleading robocalls,…

June 15, 2016 Earlier this month, two Colorado residents and their company were ordered by a Denver city and county court to pay over $11 million in connection with the outfit’s telemarketing and rebate marketing practices. How can you minimize legal risk in connection with mail-in and instant rebates?

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