Posts Tagged ‘consumer protection’

Staying Clean When Going Green: An Update on the FTC’s Green Guide, 11/9/10

The panel will discuss the Federal Trade Commission’s recent revisions to the Green Guides, the implications of the Green Guides on the advertising industry and the challenges companies face in promoting the environmental benefits of their products, recent cases by the National Advertising Division, the advertising industry’s self-regulatory program, involving environmental claims, as well as the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification system and recent lawsuits against LEED and challenges to green building standard setting laws. There will also be a discussion of the interplay between environmental and advertising law issues on the aforementioned topics.

Speakers:
David W. Dulabon, Federal Trade Commission-Northeast Region
David G. Mallen, Associate Director, National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus
Larry Schnapf, Schnapf Environmental Law Offices
Ronald R. Urbach, Davis & Gilbert, LLP

Sponsored by:
Consumer Affairs Committee, Anahid Ugurlayan, Chair; Environmental Law Committee, Kathy Robb, Chair

Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Annie M. Ugurlayan at augurlayan@nad.bbb.org, however please register at the New York City Bar Association’s website. Members of the Association and their guests are all welcome.

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“Happy Cows Come from California” — Puffery, or Consumer Fraud? 11/11/10

Labeling of animal products, including animal food products and consumer goods, which contain such labels and marketing messages as “humane,” “cage-free,” “free range,” “non-puppy mill,” and “100% faux fur,” which may mislead consumers as to the animal welfare standards of the product bearing such a label.

Thursday, November 11, 2010, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
House of the Association, 42 West 44th Street
Registration:
This program is free of charge, however registration is necessary.

Moderators:
CHRISTINE L. MOTT, Secretary, Committee on Legal Issues Pertaining to Animals
STEFANIE JONES, Member, Committee on Legal Issues Pertaining to Animals

Speakers:
CHERYL LEAHY, General Counsel, Compassion Over Killing
ALISON LONGLEY, Campaigns Manager, Farm Sanctuary
JONATHAN R. LOVVORN, Vice President & Chief Counsel, Animal Protection Litigation & Research, Humane Society of the United States
MATT RICE, NYC Campaign Coordinator, Mercy for Animals

Sponsored by:
Committee on Legal Issues Pertaining to Animals, Martha Golar

Members of the Association and their guests are all welcome.