Advertising Law

373 ABA Journal articles on Advertising Law.

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…

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…

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