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 […]

Is Artificial Intelligence smart enough to own its own intellectual property?

In today’s society, we seem to rely more and more on artificial intelligence (AI) to help with different tasks.  We use AI for anything and everything from the mundane to potentially creating other AI systems, programs, etc. The question that seems to be debated is can AI be as smart as a human to own […]

$2.25 million settlement for “false advertisement”

Regardless how big or small the business is, #AdLaw affects ALL  businesses that don’t comply. The settlement in this case is based on false advertising by mislabeling a product. This case is yet another example of how broad Ad Law is, and how important it is to  have your product labels reviewed for legal compliance with Ad […]

Are you and your business ready for Q3??

As an Ad Law attorney, I remind everyone that all your marketing assets must be legally compliant before using them publicly per the law. Are the photos used on your website copyrighted? Do you have the legal right to use them? Are you using #disclosures? Do you need #disclaimers? Is your marketing compliant with Ad Law? Websites […]