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Guest Post: Vemma Lives to Play Another Day

Following is a guest post from attorney Larry Steinberg with an early analysis of the FTC settlement with Vemma. By Larry Steinberg, Shareholder, Buchalter Nemer The sixteen month long lawsuit between the Federal Trade Commission and Vemma Nutrition Company has come to a negotiated … Continue Reading

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Announcing the 2017 Direct Selling Legal & Compliance Summit! Jan 10-12 at the Four Seasons Las Colinas, Dallas

The current regulatory, legal and compliance environment presents many challenges for direct sellers across the globe. To help companies navigate the landscape our firm will be hosting the 2017 Direct Selling Legal & Compliance Summit at the Four Seasons Resort & … Read More

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Moving Forward, Here’s What the FTC’s Order Requires Herbalife to Do

Following is a guest post from attorney Kevin Thompson with an early analysis of the FTC settlement with Herbalife. By Kevin Thompson, Thompson Burton PLLC After a two year investigation, Herbalife has agreed to pay a $200 million fine to the FTC and act … Continue Reading

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FTC Settlement with Herbalife – OMG!

Following is a guest post from attorney Spencer Reese with an early analysis of the FTC settlement with Herbalife. By Spencer Reese, Reese Poyfair Richards PLLC Network marketing is in the midst of a rapidly advancing Orwellian era. It’s been slow to develop, starting … Continue Reading

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Herbalife FTC Settlement Reached

Global nutrition company Herbalife Ltd. announced it has reached a settlement agreement with the Federal Trade Commission resolving the FTC’s multi-year investigation of the Company. The terms of the settlement do not change Herbalife’s business model as a direct selling … Continue Reading

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Skincare Products: When does marketing cross the line?

Following is an informative guest post from attorney Kevin Thompson about the tough balance skin care companies must address in distributor marketing and compliance.  By Kevin Thompson, Thompson Burton PLLC Skincare has been a staple category in the network marketing industry for generations. In … Continue Reading

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Direct Selling Association Announces Partnership with Momentum Factor’s FieldWatch Solution

Association to utilize FieldWatch, the direct selling industry’s leading Compliance Monitoring & Management Solution, to enhance member enforcement activities. For Immediate Release June 16, 2016 – Washington, D.C. – The Direct Selling Association (DSA) today announced a new partnership with industry … Continue Reading

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Great time at this year’s DSA Annual Meeting!

We had a great time at the DSA Annual this year in Phoenix. Met some great people, saw old friends and made new ones. The “Game of Compliance” theme was a hit! See you next year and remember…Regulators are Coming…

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Join us for “Game of Compliance” next week at DSA!

Heading to DSA Annual Meeting next week? Be sure to stop by the “Night’s FieldWatch” at Booth 704 and learn how to protect your castle from hordes of Internet violations and illegal claims! And don’t forget to attend our session … Continue Reading

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Five Types of Unauthorized Sellers—And How to Deal With Them 

As technology has evolved over time, it has become increasingly easy for people to sell products online – including the unauthorized selling of a company’s goods. Unauthorized online sales create a number of problems, including: Upsetting a company’s authorized distributors Making … Continue Reading

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