Advertising Law

398 ABA Journal Advertising Law articles.

Afternoon Briefs: Jim Bakker warned about COVID-19 claims; Reed Smith widow loses in 7th Circuit

Televangelist told to stop peddling COVID-19 elixir

Two state attorneys general and two federal agencies are trying to stop televangelist Jim Bakker from peddling a supplement called Silver Solution as…

Judge tosses law firm’s suit alleging rival’s ads inflated recoveries
A Kansas law firm that claimed that a competitor was inflating client recoveries in its advertising won’t be able to pursue its lawsuit.
Cure or Con? Health products touted on social media are slipping by regulators

Social media offers cheap and targeted advertising that regulators don’t have the time or resources to fully monitor. Deceptive health claims that would land a company in court if made on television or radio are slipping by online.

Law firm calling itself LawHQ sues 9 states for banning law firm trade names
A Salt Lake City law firm called LawHQ has sued disciplinary and bar officials in nine states that ban the use of trade names for law firms.
Suit says Ben & Jerry’s claims of ‘happy cows’ from ‘caring dairy’ program are deceiving consumers
A would-be class action lawsuit says the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream company is misleading consumers when it touts its milk and cream come from “happy cows” on "caring dairy" farms.
Suit seeking to hold gunmaker liable in Sandy Hook shootings can proceed after SCOTUS denies cert
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal by the maker of the Bushmaster semi-automatic rifle in a suit seeking to hold the gun manufacturer liable for the shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Afternoon Briefs: Florida Coastal law student sues over prep course; suit tossed over hate group label

Florida Coastal law student sues school for allegedly toughening graduation standard

A law student at Florida Coastal School of Law claims in a lawsuit that the school made it more…

Afternoon Briefs: Suit filed over chicken sandwich shortage; judge seen as likely SCOTUS pick

Popeyes sued for running out of chicken sandwiches

An East Ridge, Tennessee, man has filed a lawsuit against Popeyes for selling out of its new chicken sandwich. Craig Barr claims…

In ‘unorthodox’ strategy, Arizona files suit against opioid company owners directly with Supreme Court

The state of Arizona has filed a suit directly with the U.S. Supreme Court that claims owners of Purdue Pharma should return more than $4 billion withdrawn from the company.

6th Circuit rules for workers’ comp law firm challenging ban on solicitation of claimants

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Federal judge blocks HHS rule requiring drugmakers to disclose prices in TV ads
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has vacated an agency rule that required drugmakers to disclose the list price of prescriptions in TV advertising.
Lawyers, songs and money: Music that changed the law

Some songs or albums move the law. A band or artist will be involved in a lawsuit so groundbreaking and important that it will set a precedent, either enshrined in law or otherwise binding future generations.

Search engines not liable for translating sham addresses into map pinpoints, opinion says

A federal appeals court has ruled that federal law protects online search engines from liability when they translate information from sham websites into pinpoints on a map.

The U.S. Court…

Bud Light ads can’t mention rival beers and corn syrup without these qualifying words

A federal judge in Madison, Wisconsin, is barring Anheuser-Busch, the maker of Bud Light, from running advertisements that fail to give context to its ad claims about rival MillerCoors’ Miller…

Timeshare company settles false ad lawsuit with lawyer who claimed ‘fraud’ on his website

Vacation ownership company Diamond Resorts International has settled a lawsuit against an Orlando lawyer and his firm that claimed their website marketing to potential clients interfered with the company’s timeshare…

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