Online & Multichannel Marketing

    • Proposition 65: Big Changes for Direct Marketers

      Most of you have seen those little stickers that warn you that a product contains a chemical determined by the State of California to create a risk of cancer, birth defects, or reproductive harm. Well, starting next summer, you’ll be required put those warnings in your catalogs and on your websites near every affected product.

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    • Crutchfield Files Court Challenge To Massachusetts “Economic Nexus” Regulation

      On October 24, 2017, Crutchfield Corporation filed suit in the Circuit Court for Albemarle County, Virginia, against officials in the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, challenging the validity of Massachusetts’ new “economic nexus” regulation. Crutchfield, represented by George Isaacson, Martin Eisenstein, and Matthew Schaefer, asserts that the new rule violates the Commerc ...

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    • Proposition 65: Big Changes for Direct Marketers

      Starting next summer, you’ll be required put Proposition 65 warnings in your catalogs and on your websites near every affected product. Big changes are coming to Proposition 65, and you need to be ready for them. Proposition 65: Background As a vendor or a consumer, no matter where you live, you’ve not doubt seen Proposition 65 warning stickers.

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  • Class Actions: What Might Be On Your Horizon as a Direct Marketer?

    … Companies who have faced class action lawsuits, even (and maybe especially) frivolous ones, won’t soon forget the experience. Just getting a case dismissed, or fending off class certification in the first place, can be extraordinarily costly and stressful. The amounts at stake are often huge–with potential downsides of “per violation” penalties…

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  • B&I Partners Offer Webinar on Factor Presence Tax Nexus

    … On September, 27, 2017, partners Martin Eisenstein and Matthew Schaefer co–led a webinar for Strafford Publications on “Factor Presence Nexus for State and Local Taxes: Meeting the Challenges of Developing State Standards.” The webinar provided corporate tax advisers with guidance on attempts by many states to enforce so–called “factor presence…

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  • Crutchfield Files Court Challenge To Massachusetts “Economic Nexus” Regulation

    … On October 24, 2017, Crutchfield Corporation filed suit in the Circuit Court for Albemarle County, Virginia, against officials in the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, challenging the validity of Massachusetts’ new “economic nexus” regulation. Crutchfield, represented by George Isaacson, Martin Eisenstein, and Matthew Schaefer, asserts…

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  • B&I Partners Offer Webinar on Factor Presence Tax Nexus

    … On September, 27, 2017, partners Martin Eisenstein and Matthew Schaefer co–led a webinar for Strafford Publications on “Factor Presence Nexus for State and Local Taxes: Meeting the Challenges of Developing State Standards.” The webinar provided corporate tax advisers with guidance on attempts by many states to enforce so–called “factor presence…

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  • Class Actions: What Might Be On Your Horizon as a Direct Marketer?

    … stringent requirements. Did you have “free” product promotions, but failed prominently to disclose limitations on the offer? Such limitations need to be sufficiently disclosed in proximity to the offer, and can include responsibility for return shipping, handling charges, or other limitations or requirements, including enrollment in continuity…

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  • CAN-SPAM: Is the FTC Poised For Major Changes?

    … into a regulatory gray zone. The agency’s apparent sensitivity to the business impact of the rules is also a positive development which may lead to a renewed focus on simplicity. We’ll report back as soon as we learn more. The post CAN-SPAM: Is the FTC Poised For Major Changes? appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

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  • South Dakota Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument In Commerce Clause Challenge

    … On August 30, 2017, the South Dakota Supreme Court heard oral argument in the State of South Dakota’s appeal from the entry of summary judgment by the Hughes County Circuit Court in favor of retailers Wayfair Inc., Overstock.com, Inc. and Newegg, Inc. The Circuit Court in March 2017 invalidated the South Dakota economic nexus statute…

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  • Spokeo Speaks — Again

    … In Robins v. Spokeo, Inc., a case that made its way up to the U.S. Supreme Court and back again, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit has allowed a case to go forward on the slenderest thread of alleged “harm,” despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s admonition that a concrete injury must alleged. Spokeo: Background Spokeo publishes online…

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  • Alabama Court Cancels Alabama Use Tax Assessment Against Scholastic Book Clubs

    … In an order issued on August 18, 2017, the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Alabama canceled an assessment of use tax issued against Scholastic Book Clubs, concluding that Scholastic, represented by partner David Bertoni, lacked sufficient contacts with Alabama to be required to collect and remit tax. The court found that the activities…

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  • Former Prices: The Latest Class Action Trap In Sales Promotions

    … Do you offer products for sale and promote “former prices” to underscore the bargain you’re offering? If so, you should be on high alert. Seemingly governed by the principle that, if you throw enough against a wall, some of it will stick, class action attorneys are constantly on the lookout for obscure theories that appear to be getting…

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  • Brann & Isaacson attorneys selected for The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

    … Seven Brann & Isaacson attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018: George S. Isaacson, Commercial Litigation; Litigation and Controversy—Tax; Martin I. Eisenstein, Litigation and Controversy–Tax; Tax Law; Martha E. Greene, Trusts and Estates; Peter D. Lowe, Employment Law—Management; Benjamin W…

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