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Advertising and Food and Drug Law Report: Consent Orders Provoke Debate Over FTC and FDA Substantiation Standards

The advertising community is paying considerable attention to four recent Federal Trade Commission consent orders relating to health claims. For some of those claims, the orders impose a novel requirement under which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would have to approve the claim for use in labeling...

Facebook Files Demurrer to Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit Based on Apparent Endorsement by Minors’ “Likes”-Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

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...