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High Court: NFL Licensing Conduct Constitutes Concerted Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on May 24 unanimously held that conduct by the National Football League, its 32 teams and the clubs’ wholly owned licensing company in granting an exclusive license to Reebok International Ltd. to use the NFL’s and teams’...

Lorillard Says It's Not Liable For Smoker's Addiction

BOSTON - (AP) A Boston judge delayed ruling Monday on Lorillard Tobacco Co.'s request to reject a lawsuit that accuses the nation's third-largest tobacco company of targeting black youth in its cigarette marketing. Judge Linda Giles of Suffolk Superior Court told lawyers for both sides. . . ...

Novartis To Pay $422.5M In Marketing, Kickbacks Case

PHILADELPHIA - (AP) Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. will pay $422.5 million in penalties for marketing an epilepsy medicine for unapproved uses and for paying kickbacks to doctors to prescribe it and five other drugs, federal officials announced Thursday. The company agreed to plead guilty to distribution...

Government, Big Tobacco In Dispute Over Proposed Ads

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Justice Department wants the largest cigarette manufacturers to admit that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, forcing the industry to set up and pay for an advertising campaign of self-criticism for past behavior. As part of a 12-year-old lawsuit against...

The Emergence Of Knowledge Analysis: Change And Knowledge Management In Large Law Firms: Free Download

By Ronald W. Staudt , Professor of Law and Associate Vice President for Law, Business and Technology at Chicago-Kent College of Law Meet knowledge management's new internal customers: Finders, Minders and Grinders. Knowledge management ("KM") teams in large law firms have new internal...

Bullivant Houser Bailey Business Matters eAlert: California High Court Holds Zip Code Is Personal Identification Information

By Daniel T. Rockey, Of Counsel, Bullivant Houser Bailey PC On February 10, 2011, the California Supreme Court unanimously held that retailers who ask for a customer's zip code in connection with credit card transactions violate the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act of 1971 ("Credit Card Act"...

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...

South Carolina Judge: $327 Million Penalty Due For Marketing Of Risperdal

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - (Mealey's) A South Carolina state court judge on June 3 ordered the Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson to pay $327,073,700 for violating the state's Unfair Trade Practices Act by using deceptive practices to market the atypical antipsychotic...

How Can Law Firms See A Return On Their Investment In Social Media?

Lawyers use social media. Perhaps the largest group is lawyers who use it to market their firms and themselves. From network marketing on LinkedIn® and Facebook® to content marketing via blogs and YouTube®, lawyers are finding ways of demonstrating thought leadership, publishing...

LexisNexis Names Larry Bodine Editor-In-Chief Of Lawyers.com, Martindale.com

Bodine to Oversee Content on Premier Online Legal Destinations for Consumers and Lawyers NEW YORK - LexisNexis ( www.lexisnexis.com ), a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, has announced that Larry Bodine, Web and marketing consultant and editor of LawMarketing Blog ...

GlaxoSmithKline To Settle 3 Federal Investigations For $3 Billion

LONDON - (Mealey's) GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) has reached an agreement in principal to settle three United States federal criminal and civil investigations for $3 billion, the company said Nov. 3 in a press release on its Web site. GSK said the agreement in principle will settle "the Company's...

Illinois Appeals Court Reinstates $10 Billion ‘Light’ Cigarettes Verdict

MOUNT VERNON, Ill. — (Mealey’s) A $10.1 billion consumer fraud verdict stemming from Philip Morris USA Inc.’s marketing of “light” cigarettes was reinstated April 29 by Illinois' Fifth District Appellate Court ( Sharon Price, et al. v. Philip Morris Inc. , No. 5-13-0017...

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...