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Category Archives: false advertising

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Popular Sparkling Water Brand La Croix Faces Lawsuit; Plaintiff Alleges that Ingredients are Not ‘All-Natural’

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you have entered virtually any grocery store in South Florida in the last few years, you have most likely seen displays selling the popular sparkling water ‘La Croix’. Fortune Magazine reports that the company’s sales are exploding, with revenue up by nearly 35 percent in the last two years. Young consumers have flocked… Read More »

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McDonald’s Value Meal Might Not Save You Money — But Judge Says It is Not False Advertising

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Recently, a United States federal court judge in Illinois ruled in favor of McDonald’s in a deceptive advertising lawsuit. According to the allegations raised in the class-action lawsuit, buying a McDonald’s ‘Extra Value Meal’ was actually somewhat more expensive than purchasing each item included in the meal individually. However, the federal judge ruled that… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About the ‘Restore Online Shoppers Confidence Act’ (ROSCA)

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Every year, a larger percentage of American commerce is done over the internet. This has led to the rise of a wide variety of different types of business models, including the re-emergence of subscription services. Indeed, it seems like web-based subscription services are everywhere nowadays. Though, sometimes these services are marketed to customers in… Read More »

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Florida Federal Judge: False Advertising Lawsuit Against Movie ‘War Dogs’ Can Proceed

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

War Dogs, a 2016 movie produced by Warner Brothers, reportedly grossed $86 million at the box office. This dark comedy film stars actors Jonah Hill and Miles Teller as two Miami-based arms dealers who secure a major contract from the Pentagon. The film is based on real events. However, one of the men who… Read More »

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Avoiding False Advertising

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Running a business can be difficult and the issues can become complex. In the fog of all the decisions you have to make on a daily basis, small mistakes, such as approving an advertisement, can come with big consequences. In this article, we will discuss what deceptive claims are and how your business can… Read More »

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What are Some Common Examples of Consumer Fraud?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Businesses in virtually any industry can violate laws that exist to protect consumers from unfair or deceptive trade practices. Consumer fraud can occur in a variety of contexts, but generally involves a business practice that is fraudulent or misleading in nature and is regulated by federal law and Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices… Read More »

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Federal Regulations and False Advertising

By Michael Pike |

Organizations within the federal government do not always communicate well with each other. This can be a problem for companies trying to operate under a web of federal regulations because approval in one place does not necessarily mean approval across the board. One recent example of this was the Supreme Court case Pom Wonderful… Read More »

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