Ad Law Access

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

Big Little Material Omissions: Reese Witherspoon and Draper James Subject of Class Action Lawsuit

In April, Draper James – the clothing line of Hollywood star Reese Witherspoon – conducted a promotion for teachers, but ran into some communication issues along the way and is now the subject of a class action…

Ad Law Access Podcast: Sweepstakes and Contests

On the latest episode of the Ad Law Access Podcast , Kelley Drye has a discussion of promotions. The podcast provides this Taylor Swift contest as an example of how things can go wrong. For additional…

New Lawsuit Highlights Risks of Using User-Generated Content

In 2014, Anheuser-Busch ran a contest on Facebook in which consumers were invited to submit photos of themselves “acting natural.” The contest rules stated that entrants could only submit their original works, and that…

iHeartMedia Doesn’t Heart the TCPA

iHeartMedia has agreed to pay $8.5 million to resolve allegations that the company sent unsolicited text messages to radio station listeners, in violation of the TCPA. According to the complaint, the company would…

FTC Wins Lawsuit Over Its Robocall Contest

In 2012, the FTC sponsored a contest in which it invited contestants to submit their best solutions to block robocalls. After reviewing almost 800 entries, the FTC announced two winners. As we posted previously ,…