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415 ABA Journal Advertising Law articles.

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…

Judge refuses to block maker of Roundup weed killer from geofencing around courthouse

Can targeted cellphone ads by a lawsuit defendant constitute jury tampering? That was an issue earlier this month when lawyers for plaintiffs in a case against the makers of Roundup asked a judge to block the company from running ads about its safety.

MillerCoors sues over Bud Light corn syrup ad that had ‘nefarious purpose’ to mislead consumers

MillerCoors is asking a court to order the maker of Bud Light to stop running ads implying that Miller Lite and Coors Light have corn syrup in their beers.

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Families of Sandy Hook victims may sue gunmaker over marketing practices, top state court says

The maker of the Bushmaster semi-automatic rifle can be sued over alleged marketing practices that violate the state’s unfair trade practices law, the Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled in a…

Burger King serves up ‘Big Mac’ trademark battle in European Union

“Big Mac-ish but Flame-Grilled of Course” is one of many new menu options at Burger King in Sweden less than a month after McDonald’s Corp. lost its rights to the…

9th Circuit blocks ordinance requiring large health warnings on outdoor ads for sugary drinks

An en banc federal appeals court on Thursday blocked a San Francisco ordinance requiring prominent health warnings on billboards and other outdoor ads for sugary drinks.

Ex-judge who posed as ‘Don Tequila’ sentenced to 6 years in online revenge case

A former judge in Galveston County, Texas, has been sentenced to six years in prison for posting fake ads for sex using photos and phone numbers of two former girlfriends.

Avvo’s lawyer ratings are protected by the First Amendment, judge rules in false-advertising suit

A federal judge in Manhattan has tossed a would-be class action lawsuit that claimed Avvo gave better ratings and promotional benefits to lawyers who paid for ads.

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Federal judge denies Arkansas justice’s bid to halt attack ads by conservative DC group

A federal judge in Little Rock has refused an Arkansas justice’s request to halt attack ads by a conservative Washington, D.C., group that supports her election opponent.

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FDA has ‘unreasonably delayed’ graphic warnings on cigarette packs, Mass. federal court rules

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has unreasonably delayed enforcing a 2009 law calling for graphic warnings on cigarette packages, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled Wednesday.

“The court must compel…

Judge tosses lawsuit claiming Zillow uses Zestimates to funnel website visitors to advertisers

A federal judge in Chicago has dismissed an amended lawsuit that claims Zillow engages in deceptive and unfair business practices by using its sometimes inaccurate “Zestimates” of property value as…

Morgan & Morgan apparently settles suit alleging its ads are misleading

A lawsuit alleging Morgan & Morgan was running misleading ads has apparently settled.

U.S. District Judge Mark Kearney of Philadelphia issued an order last Friday that dismissed the case based…

Judge has a problem with law firm’s ads, but says rival can’t recover damages

A Philadelphia lawyer isn’t done litigating false advertising cases against law firms, though he wasn’t able to persuade a federal judge last month that Larry Pitt & Associates was entitled to damages for a rival Philadelphia firm’s ad claims.

Stop using photo of Justice Ginsburg to portray your ethics advisers, cryptocurrency company is told

A company that promotes cryptocurrency trading software is told to take down a photo of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and other legal luminaries that purports to represent members of its…

Judges refuse to toss suits claiming law firm ads interfered with timeshare contracts

Federal judges in Tennessee and Florida have refused to completely dismiss lawsuits claiming two law firms sought to interfere with timeshare contracts through ads seeking clients who want to dump…

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