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Facebook Moves To Dismiss Complaint Based On Use Of Minors’ ‘Likes’

A recent class action on behalf of California minors takes aim at Facebook for its practices regarding the use of Facebook members' names, likenesses, and preferences. The plaintiffs allege, among other things, that Facebook encourages its users to communicate "likes" of goods and services...

Lawsuit: French Ad Firm Discriminates Against Women

NEW YORK - (AP) A lawsuit filed Thursday seeks to represent hundreds of U.S.-based female employees of a French advertising conglomerate in claims that it discriminates against women. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Manhattan claims that 70 percent of Publicis Groupe's workforce of 45,000 is...

Australia Proposes Tough Cigarette Packaging Rules

SYDNEY - (AP) Tobacco companies in Australia will be forced to strip all logos from their cigarette packages and replace them with graphic images such as cancer-riddled mouths and sickly children under legislation unveiled Thursday a move the government says will make Australia the world's toughest...

Kim Kardashian Sues Old Navy Over Lookalike in Ads

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Kim Kardashian wants Old Navy to stop using a lookalike to advertise its clothing. The reality show starlet and model on Wednesday sued the clothing store and its parent company, The Gap Inc., in a Los Angeles federal court alleging their ads violated her publicity rights with ads...

Sara Lee, Kraft Argue Wiener War In Federal Court

CHICAGO - (AP) The nation's largest hot dog makers argued about the meaning of "100 percent pure beef" and the merits of ketchup Monday in a lawsuit over advertising claims stemming from their years of dog-eat-dog competition. Attorneys for Sara Lee Corp., which makes Ball Park franks,...

Federal Food, Drug, And Cosmetic Act Did Not Preclude Lanham Act Challenge That Asserted That Labeling, Marketing, And Advertising Was Misleading

On June 12, 2014, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of POM Wonderful LLC v. Coca-Cola Co., 189 L. Ed. 2d 141 (U.S. 2014) . POM Wonderful, LLC (POM) filed its initial action against Coca-Cola asserting that the labeling, marketing, and advertising for one of Coca-Cola’s juice blends...