President Obama signs the Consumer Review Fairness Act into law

Dec 20, 16

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The statute prevents companies from punishing customers for poor reviews. President Obama signed a number of bills into law on Thursday, most notably H.R. 5111, the “Consumer...

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Big Olive Oil Accuses Dr. Oz Of Disparagement

The “Dr. Oz effect” usually refers to the popular talk show host’s ability to turn unproven “miracle cures” and weight loss fads into instant successes, but fortunes can swing the other way when the Great and Doctorful Oz says not-nice things about a product. The North American Olive Oil Association filed a lawsuit on...

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Bill Outlawing “Gag Clauses” That Punish Customers For Writing Negative Reviews Goes To President

After more than a year of waiting, Congress has finally okayed a piece of legislation that, if signed by the president, will stop companies from using so-called “non-disparagement” or “gag” clauses to prevent or discourage customers from writing honest reviews. The Consumer Review Freedom Act gives the Federal Trade...

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The Hill: There is still time for President Obama, Congress to protect consumers

Nov 16, 16

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BY BRAD YOUNG AND LAURENT CRENSHAW – 11/16/16 11:25 AM EST Americans recently made their voices heard by electing a new president and Congress. Whether your candidate was elected or not, open, free and transparent elections are what make our democratic system function so smoothly. Another core principle of our democracy is the...

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Why we need federal anti-SLAPP

Donald Trump has promised that if he becomes president, he’s going to “open up those libel laws so when The New York Times writes a hit piece we can sue them and win money.” To date, he’salready filed six libel suits. Highlights include his...

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