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This Corn Syrup Ad Lawsuit from MillerCoors Is For You, Bud Light

MillerCoors, maker of Miller Lite and Coors Lite beers, has sued Anheuser-Busch InBev, maker of Bud Light, claiming that Bud Light’s ads that debuted during this year’s Super Bowl over corn syrup are false and misleading advertising. The Bud Light …

Facing Bias Claims, Facebook Will Revamp Its Platform for Housing, Jobs, Credit Ads

Facebook Inc has agreed to change its paid advertising platform as part of a wide-ranging settlement to prevent discriminatory and “harmful” practices, the company and U.S. civil rights groups said on Tuesday. Under the agreement, Facebook will create a new …

Phone Giant AT&T Sued by California Yellow Pages Firm

A California Yellow Pages company has filed a lawsuit against AT&T in a dispute over phone book advertising. The lawsuit filed by Fresno-based Valley Yellow Pages says a rival phone book run by AT&T is offering illegal, secret discounts to …

San Francisco Paper Sues Rival Over Low Ad Rates

The San Francisco Examiner has filed a lawsuit alleging that the city’s dominant daily newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle, has slashed advertising prices to stifle competition. The suit claims Chronicle owner The Hearst Corp. and officials at the paper took …

ThinkRisk Launches Comprehensive Content, Data Security, Privacy Program

Ryan Specialty Group’s Think Risk has launched [in]TELLIGENCE to address evolving and often overlooked operational exposures coming from technology and its effect on businesses. Recent surveys have reported that more than half of small to mid-size U.S. firms have already …

California DAs, Diet Company Reaches 900K Settlement

A group of California prosecutors say they’ve reached a settlement with a weight loss company that claimed people could lose weight by spreading a so-called “sprinkle diet” over their food. District attorneys from nine California counties announced on Monday that …

Lawyer Sues Microsoft Over Surface Tablet Storage

A California lawyer is suing Microsoft Corp., claiming the Surface tablet he bought doesn’t have all the storage space the company advertised. Andrew Sokolowski, a lawyer in Los Angeles, claims that he bought a Surface with 32 gigabytes of storage …

GM Wins Dismissal Of Lawsuit Over Einstein Image

A federal judge in California has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the use of Albert Einstein’s image in a magazine ad by General Motors. The 2009 ad for GM’s Terrain vehicle had Einstein’s face on top of a fit, muscular man …

Southwest Pays Refunds After Computer Glitch

Southwest Airlines said Sunday it has begun filing refunds to customers who were accidentally billed multiple times for a single flight, after a half-price online ticket promotion backfired. The special sale designed to celebrate Southwest’s reaching the three million mark …

McDonald’s Not Smiling Over Happy Meals Lawsuit

A lawsuit seeking to stop McDonald’s Corp. from offering toys with Happy Meals must be dismissed because parents can always choose not to buy the meals for their children, the hamburger giant said in a court filing late Monday. The …