Are there AI laws?

YES!!! Given the explosion of AI usage and legal issues arising out of it, countries around the world are implementing AI laws/regulations and/or guidance. On August 15, 2023, the Interim Measures for for the Management of Generative Artificial Intelligence Service goes into effect in China. Canada is in the process of passing the AI and […]

Made in the USA…

Is it really made in the USA? What does that claim mean? Legally, to substantiate such advertising claim, you must show all or virtually all ingredients or parts were produced in the USA. Also, the law required assembly in the USA. It is legally required to disclose how much of the product contains parts from […]

Big brother is watching…

But, WHICH big brother is watching?! All social media platforms have privacy policies that specify with whom your Personal Identifiable Information (PII) may be shared. If you use the platform, you have consented to your PII being share!!! Did you know that a very popular social media platform shares your PII not only with the […]

Hefty Fine!

$100 Million fine for trapping customers… Have you ever tried cancelling a monthly service? Was it easy? Or was it impossible? When you make it hard to cancel any monthly service, customers will complain! Complaints lead to the FTC or other state/federal agencies investigating your business. Investigations lead to hefty fines!!! Can your business afford […]

Food Logos

Do you use food logos on your packaging? If you include such food logos on your packaging, do you meet the standards imposed by such food logos? Unfortunately, not all packaging displaying food logos meet the standards imposed by them! 😱 So what?! Well, for starters, it is false, misleading and fraudulent advertising! Nobody will […]

Disclaimers

Why do you need a solid website disclaimer??? Disclaimers help protect you and your business from potential legal liability ⚖️ Be transparent and inform users as to the limitations that apply to your product or service. For example, under the FDA advertising rules, if your product has not been reviewed and approved for a particular […]

Nearly 1/3 of some “Pre-Approved” offers resulted in denials…

A big credit company is being sued for using tactics to persuade consumers into applying for loans they weren’t qualified for. They would claim that the consumer was ‘pre-approved’ and told them that they had ‘90% odds’ to sway them. ADDITIONALLY this company required lots of personal information from consumers to use their services. Guess […]

Buying tickets…

Have you ever found yourself asking why a $150 ticket ended up costing you closer to $200? My family loves going to the theater, so we have plenty of experience with ticket buying. It is SO FRUSTRATING to see all of these up-charges on tickets! Don’t even get me started on the ‘processing’ fees 😅 […]

Student loans, UGH!

Student loans have always been a topic of interest among students of all ages.  With so much pressure to repay their loans, students are often susceptible to falling for debt-relief schemes… A new case by the FTC resulted in more than $822,000 refunded to students, who were scammed by a company offering student loan relief.  […]

First Day of School for Me!

Believe it or not… It’s the last Friday of August.  How time flies! 😄 I’ll be going in to teach my first class of the semester today and I’m so excited! I love being able to share my many years of legal knowledge with a new generation of students.  It can be challenging at times […]