Advertising Law

369 ABA Journal articles on Advertising Law.

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…

Can lawyers text potential clients?
Recently, a North Carolina ethics opinion explained that attorneys can advertise through a text message service that provides subscribers a choice of whether to initiate live telephone conversations.
Suit claims rival law firm copied billboard in effort to trick potential clients

A personal injury law firm in Massachusetts has filed a lawsuit that contends a rival law firm copied the look of its billboard to cause confusion among potential clients.

The…

ACLU sues DC Metro system for rejecting ‘issue oriented’ ads

The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the Washington Metropolitan Transportation Authority, alleging that its restrictions on “issues-oriented” or controversial advertising on Metro trains and buses violates the First Amendment,…

How one lawyer makes millions providing ads for other firms
Robert Goldwater has dispensed with legal work entirely. After transitioning from law to marketing, the Goldwater Law Firm signs up plaintiffs for various mass torts and class actions and refers them to other firms.
Supreme Court considers 3 First Amendment cases this term
The First Amendment takes a leading role before the U.S. Supreme Court this term. A case decided Wednesday, along with two others, could impact a slew of important free speech principles, including commercial speech, the government speech doctrine, online privacy, the right to receive information and ideas, speech vs. conduct and the viewpoint discrimination principle.
Drugmaker’s claim that Prevagen boosts memory is fraudulent, FTC lawsuit says

The Federal Trade Commission and the New York State Attorney General have filed suit against dietary supplement makers Quincy Bioscience over its popular supplement, Prevagen.

On Monday, New York Attorney…

DeVry agrees to $100M settlement in FTC suit alleging misleading ads touted graduate success

DeVry University has agreed to pay $100 million to settle claims by the Federal Trade Commission that its ads misled prospective students about its graduates’ job success.

DeVry did not…

Judge tosses pimping charges against Backpage.com CEO and two ex-shareholders

Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer and two former controlling shareholders can’t be prosecuted for the website’s online ads for adult services, a California judge has ruled.

Judge Michael Bowman of Sacramento…

Law firm can run ads targeting specific nursing home, Georgia Supreme Court rules

A Mississippi-based law firm seeking nursing home neglect and abuse cases didn’t violate Georgia trademark law by targeting PruittHealth Inc. in one of its ads, the Georgia Supreme Court has…

Subway pitchman’s ex-wife seeks damages for failure to report his ‘pedophile behavior’

The ex-wife of convicted Subway pitchman Jared Fogle filed a lawsuit Monday contending she would never had married him if the company had reported his sexual interest in minors.

The…

Avvo has First Amendment right to publish lawyer listings, Chicago federal court rules

Avvo, an online attorney directory, does not violate an Illinois law that bars the use of someone’s identity for commercial purposes without permission, a federal judge there ruled Monday.

The…

‘Super lawyers’ and ‘rising stars’ are warned about accolade advertising

Lawyer advertising that mentions awards such as “Super Lawyers,” “Rising Stars” and “Best Lawyers” has spurred the filing of many complaints with a New Jersey committee that considers ethics of…

Litigation over ‘Made in USA’ claims is on the upswing

Consumers who say they were misled by false “Made in USA” labels are increasingly resorting to the courts, according to a lawyer who represents food and beverage companies.

Greenberg Traurig…

Judge denies bid to block San Francisco law requiring warning labels on ads for sugary drinks

San Francisco is poised to become the first city in the country to require warning messages on advertisements for sugar-added drinks, after a federal court refused Tuesday to issue a…

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