December 22, 2017 A nationwide class action lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District Court of California, alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) against Twitter, Inc. (“Twitter”), was recently voluntarily dismissed.  The terms of the settlement leading to the dismissal are not publicly known. What were the…

December 21, 2017 The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced that it recently settled a work at home lawsuit against a group of defendants that offered consumers business opportunities to earn money from working at home. The FTC alleged that defendants Bob Robinson, LLC, Mega Export 2005 Inc., Mega Export USA Inc., Netcore Solutions, LLC, and…

December 18, 2017 A fax class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri brought under Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) against various marketing entities and their respective individual owners was recently dismissed.  In a ruling based on personal jurisdiction, the Court decided that it violated the marketers’ due…

December 14, 2017 The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently announced that it reached a settlement in its first ever “organic” marketing case against Moonlight Slumber, LLC (“Moonlight”). If you are familiar with Aziz Ansari’s position on thread count, then you would imagine that Aziz, like the FTC, would not be pleased with allegedly non-organic mattresses….

December 13, 2017 List Management Agreements Telemarketing List Management Options Through the course of interacting with consumers, and in connection with various ongoing commercial relationships with those consumers, business owners of all kinds are frequently able to amass a valuable database of consumer telephone numbers.  Where permitted by the applicable privacy policy, as well as…

December 5, 2017 Last week, Health Research Laboratories, LLC (“HRL”) and its owner/operator agreed to pay $800,000 to settle a Federal Trade Commission (“Commission” or “FTC”) lawsuit for engaging in allegedly deceptive supplement marketing practices.   How can supplement marketers stay legally compliant?

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