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Richard B. Newman

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Richard B. Newman is an Internet Lawyer at Hinch Newman LLP focusing on advertising law, Internet marketing compliance, regulatory defense and digital media matters. His practice involves conducting legal compliance reviews of advertising campaigns across all media channels, regularly representing clients in high-profile investigative proceedings and enforcement actions brought by the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general throughout the country, advertising and marketing litigation, advising on email and telemarketing best practice protocol implementation, counseling on eCommerce guidelines and promotional marketing programs, and negotiating and drafting legal agreements.

FTC Testifies Before Senate Commerce Subcommittee About Consumer Protection Efforts

The Federal Trade Commission recently issued its annual report, providing insight into the agency’s enforcement priorities. The report touches upon fraud, substantiating claims, technological...

FTC Finds Contractual Online Search Advertising Restrictions Unlawful

A recent Federal Trade Commission antitrust opinion (“Opinion”) explains why 1-800 Contacts entered into a number of unlawful anticompetitive agreements by restricting the use...

Recent FTC CIDs Focusing Upon Financial Privacy

An interesting trend has been developing with Federal Trade Commission Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs). Of late, the agency has been focusing on deceptive and unfair trade...

How Performance Marketers Can Protect Corporate Trade Secrets

Performance marketers should always consider the steps they can and should take to protect valuable corporate assets, including trade secrets, confidential information, copyrights and...

FBI Initiates Media Buy Fraud Investigation

The Association of National Advertisers recently confirmed the existence of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Attorney’s Office for...

Canadian Company Receives First GDPR Enforcement Notice

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation became effective in May 2018. It establishes individual privacy rights and requirements for the collection, processing and...

Court Rules on Statutory Limits to FTC Enforcement Authority

Earlier this year, a federal judge in Delaware dealt a blow to Federal Trade Commission jurisdiction when it partially dismissed a lawsuit it filed...

Court Rules Cryptocurrencies are “Commodities”

In January 2018, the Commodity Future Trading Commission initiated legal action against My Big Coin Pay, Inc. MGC is the creator of the My...

What Nutra Marketers Must Know About the “Prior Substantiation” Doctrine

The Federal Trade Commission’s continued commitment to ensuring that marketers possess a reasonable basis for express and implied advertising claims before they are disseminated...

Court Allows Admissions of Wayback Machine Screenshots as Evidence

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a ruling by the lower court, admitting screenshots from the Internet Archive - Wayback Machine (U.S....

Telemarketing + Call Centers + Vicarious Liability

Lead generators and telemarketers at early consumer touch points are not necessarily the only ones responsible for unlawful telemarketing practices. To minimize liability exposure,...

FTC and State of Minnesota Halt Sellers Playbook’s Get Rich Scheme

The Federal Trade Commission and the State of Minnesota have recently announced that they have charged Sellers Playbook, Inc. with operating a business opportunity...

Misleading Ad Materials Can Result in Criminal Liability

Mustafa Hassan Arif, a Pakistan-based marketer of non-FDA approved prescription drug products that purportedly cured a wide array of medical conditions, operated more than...

Federal Court Rules Predictive Dialer Not an ATDS

Since the D.C. Circuit’s decision in ACA International v. FCC, there has been much controversy concerning whether a predictive dialer constitutes an automatic telephone...

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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of cannabis companies that advertised CBD products as effective in preventing or treating COVID-19 without obtaining...

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OfferGlobe and Steve Mandes Illegal Spammers and Scammers Review.

OfferGlobe is an offshore advertising company with multiple registered addressees both in the UK and seemingly in the tax haven of Seychelles. They...

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Affiliate Scammers Michael Giannulis and Michael Williams Named by Feds for $300 Million in Fraud

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cracked down a group of affiliate marketers who ensnared consumers into a fraud business coaching program called...
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