Ad Law Access

Updates on advertising law and privacy law trends, issues, and developments

Section 13(b) at the New Year: Where Things Stand in the Fight Over The FTC’s Enforcement Authority

The year ended with a flurry of activity related to the FTC’s ability to obtain permanent injunctions and restitution under Section 13(b) of the FTC Act. As we head into 2020, a level-set is in order. To File or Not…

2019 Selected Top Ad Law Access Reads and Listens

In 2019, Ad Law Access published 124 stories on a wide range of topics. However, two topics stood out above the others: California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) CCPA was far and away the most popular topic of 2019…

Five Key Takeaways From FDA’s CBD Public Meeting

With CBD projected to be a $450 Million industry in the coming year, FDA hosted a packed house of industry stakeholders last week in a day-long public meeting that was the kickoff of a discussion to determine whether…

FTC Can't Challenge Prior Acts in Federal Court Says Third Circuit

In a decision that will limit the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) ability in both consumer protection and antitrust matters to bring certain claims in federal court, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals held in FTC v.…

FDA Tightening Oversight of Dietary Supplement Industry

This morning, the FDA announced its intention to engage in greater oversight of the dietary supplement industry. The announcement also conveyed that the Agency had sent 12 warning letters and five advisory letters to…