Unsurprising small business news

by Walter Olson on July 6, 2014

Federal false-advertising law allows competitors (not just consumers claiming loss) to sue companies over allegedly false or unsubstantiated ad claims. Long-established result that will surprise only newcomers: big guys use the law to beat up little guys, as well as each other. “In March, a Supreme Court ruling widened the range of businesses that can sue other companies for false advertising under the federal Lanham Act, by allowing businesses that aren’t direct competitors to pursue claims.” [WSJ via Lexology]

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1 ras 07.06.14 at 2:49 pm

And if their law firms say, “it’s not about the money,” can they in turn be sued?

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