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We Sold a $5,000 Winner!

Published on September 25th, 2013 by Orawan Gardner

Someone won $5,000 with a card from this very store!? It seems logical (in a really flawed, not-actually-logical-at-all kind of way) that because this store had one $5,000 winner, your chances of being a winner are ... Read More


Popeye Says Eat Your Spinach

Published on July 9th, 2013 by Bonnie Patten

Something amazing happened at our dinner table.  My daughter got into a fight with her brother (that’s not the amazing part) about who could eat the last of the – are you ready for it? – ... Read More


Are All Alcohol Ads Misleading?

Published on June 7th, 2013 by Bonnie Patten

I was surprised when I learned that there are no specific rules or regulations governing alcohol advertising on television.  While tobacco products are prohibited from advertising on TV altogether, it’s really anything goes for wine, liquor, ... Read More


Is it Art or Advertising?

Published on May 2nd, 2013 by Bonnie Patten

In today’s world it is getting tougher all the time to distinguish between marketing materials and art or entertainment. ... Read More


Craigslist Apartments Double as Credit-Score Traps

Published on April 25th, 2013 by Patrick Flood

Craigslist, an online classified section with ads for jobs, love, severely over- and under-priced furniture, and apartments, among other things, can be a font of opportunity for the Internet savvy. As a young and sometimes Internet-savvy ... Read More


Goodbye Pork Butt

Published on April 9th, 2013 by Orawan Gardner

The beef and pork industries are renaming 350 cuts of meat. What do these new meat monikers make us think of? ... Read More


Toying with Gender Marketing

Published on March 5th, 2013 by Fran Silverman

Not all girls like to play with dolls. What's a race car girl to do when her favorite toys are marketed towards boys? ... Read More


Week in Review

Published on March 1st, 2013 by Bonnie Patten

Oil, heating pads, rugs, razors, and drinks – no, this isn’t about preparing for a romantic interlude, but rather the products featured in the I-think-you’re-lying-to-me category during the week of February 18, 2013. I’LL SEE YOU ... Read More


Weekly Legal Roundup

Published on February 21st, 2013 by Bonnie Patten

Diamonds, energy supplements and cholesterol reducing drugs made legal headlines in the I-think-you’re-lying-to-me category during the week of February 11, 2013. Two new false advertising actions were filed: It’s a fella’s fantasy: going to Costco to ... Read More


Weekly Legal Roundup

Published on February 13th, 2013 by Bonnie Patten

During the week of February 4, 2013, digestion, food, and make-up bubbled to the top of the legal I-think-you’re-lying-to-me landscape. Three new false advertising class actions were filed: Maybelline was hit with a lawsuit claiming that ... Read More

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