Kelly / Warner Law Blog

A pot luck of business defamation, trade secret, breach of contract and trade libel news and views; plus some all-purpose business competition law tips, definitions and explanations.

The Week In FTC Marketing Law News – Unsubstantiated Claims & Video Games

September 9, 2014 at 6:47 am

FTC Regulations

The Weight Loss Marketing Video Game The FTC Made a YouTube Video Game about weight loss marketing. I can’t decide if it’s corny or inventive. Regardless, if you’re in the weight loss marketing game, it’s worth a watch. Do Not Call Registry Access Fee Hike Telemarketers: starting on October 1, it will cost you $60, Read More

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FTC Puffery Defined: Last Stop Before Entering False Advertising Territory

August 28, 2014 at 9:30 am


What is puffery? Is it legal? Is it considered false advertising? We’ll break down the basics of what the Federal Trade Commission calls “marketing puffery” in this blog post.

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Summer 2014 COPPA Update: Cleaner Language & Safe Harbor Programs

August 26, 2014 at 3:00 am

COPPA and FTC news

Over the past several months, the FTC has updated COPPA rules and regulations. In this post, we summarize the latest COPPA changes. For your convenience, we did it in bullet-point form for quick and easy reading.

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The Week in FTC Online Business News: Spammers, Big Data & Borders

August 22, 2014 at 10:59 am

FTC Regulations

Every week we do a summary of the most important online business news coming out of camp FTC. This installment spans August 8, 2014 – August 22, 2014.

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The Week In FTC Online Marketing News

August 10, 2014 at 9:45 am

FTC Regulations

Every Sunday, we summarize the latest FTC marketing law happenings. This week features an SMS scam gone wrong, a work-at-home operation that got caught fibbing about its finances, plus two more Dot Com Disclosure busts.

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BCA v. NBCUniversal: Why Is It An Important Defamation Lawsuit?

August 4, 2014 at 3:00 am

dateline defamation

A defamation lawsuit involving a brokerage firm and the TV show Dateline could have a more than minor impact on Colorado defamation case law.

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Online Defamation Case Study: Zookeeper v. Yelper

July 28, 2014 at 11:36 am


It’s the online defamation case of the animal farm owner verses the animal affairs activist! Steven Vidmar, owner of Friendly Farms – a petting zoo and pony ride animal provider – sued Erika Gannon-Hughes for defamation. Yelp libel, to be precise. He says she knowingly lied about his animal farm in a concerted effort to Read More

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Jumbotron Defamation? Unlikely.

July 21, 2014 at 1:23 pm


It’s been a few weeks since a funny defamation lawsuit landed in the ole’ inbox. But thanks to a baseball fan in New York, happy days law laughs are here again! A Man Fell Asleep At A Baseball Game; Mocked By Anchors… On April 14, Andrew Robert Recto headed to Yankee Stadium. The Bronx Bombers Read More

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