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One More Reason to Call a Sweepstakes Lawyer

Last month, an Ohio federal district court refused to dismiss a putative class action lawsuit filed against Foot Levelers, Inc. (“Foot Levelers”) concerning the orthotics maker’s sweepstakes sponsorship and marketing practices, reinforcing the importance of consulting an experienced sweepstakes lawyer when formulating and/or sponsoring a promotional contest or sweepstakes. How can a sweepstakes lawyer help …

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A Sweepstakes Lawyer Can Help Keep Promotion Sponsors out of Hot Water

September 26, 2016 Last Thursday, the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC” or “Commission”) sued several individuals and businesses in a Los Angeles federal court for engaging in allegedly deceptive sweepstakes sponsorship and marketing practices, reinforcing the importance of consulting an experienced sweepstakes lawyer when formulating and/or sponsoring a promotional contest or sweepstakes. How can a …

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Settlement Reached in NYC Marathon Sweepstakes Lawsuit

September 15, 2016 Last Friday, New York Road Runners, Inc. (“Road Runners”) – organizer and operator of the New York City Marathon (the “Marathon”) – reached an agreement to settle a sweepstakes lawsuit filed in connection with the Marathon’s runner selection process. How can sponsors of sweepstakes, contests and drawings minimize their risk of legal …

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Two Plaintiffs Voluntarily Withdraw from NYC Marathon Sweepstakes Lawsuit

May 9, 2016 This January, we reported on a proposed class action sweepstakes lawsuit filed on behalf of all runners who entered the New York City Marathon’s (“Marathon”) general entry drawing (“Drawing”) between 2010 and 2015.  Last month, two of the named plaintiffs voluntarily withdrew their claims against the Marathon’s organizer and operator – New …

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Sweepstakes Marketer Banned from Iowa and Required to Refund Consumers

June 25, 2015 Last Monday, the Iowa Attorney General’s Office announced that it has settled its concerns with Florida-based Tactical Marketing Inc. d/b/a Prize Research Agency (PRA) and Prize Finders Network (PFN) (“Tactical Marketing”), as well as the company’s owner and president, Mr. Raymond Jastrzemski. The sweepstakes marketer has been permanently banned from delivering allegedly …

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