On August 3, 2012, partner August T. Horvath presented on recent trends in government cases and class actions. While the Federal Trade Commission is obtaining millions in advertising cases, some courts are dismissing class actions based on these theories, and others are awarding millions. On the panel, Mr. Horvath assessed the cases, the trends and the reasons why some respondents find repose and others fight follow-on lawsuits long after the FTC is done. Special focus was given to factors such as the FTC’s legal theories, the latest First Amendment decisions in commercial speech, and the pros and cons of removal.