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2017 Partnership Award Finalist

We are delighted to announce that our firm has been named a Finalist for the 2017 DSA Partnership award. Thank you DSA for your support and recognition! The overall winner will be announced at DSA Annual on June 4th, fingers … Continue Reading

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Guest post: The Vemma Settlement—Industry progress at the tip of a spear

Following is a guest post from attorney Kevin Thompson with an early analysis of the FTC settlement with Vemma. By Kevin Thompson, Thompson Burton PLLC More than two months after news broke of a potential settlement, Friday marked the release of the FTC’s Final … Continue Reading

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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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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

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

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

Herbalife, CEO prevail in ‘pyramid scheme’ lawsuit

Good news for both Herbalife and the direct selling industry as a whole. It will be interesting to see how this plays out side-by-side with the Vemma case. What will happen if the FTC and the federal courts aren’t aligned … Continue Reading

“The Vemma Case Ruling: What Now?” WEBINAR Tuesday 9/22 at 12 MT

Judge John J. Tuchi yesterday amended his temporary restraining order in the Vemma case – and it has HUGE ramifications for direct sellers. The Vemma case has rocked our industry to its core. The latest development in this fast moving, … Continue Reading

FDA to revisit its policies on homeopathic products

The agency says it wants input on whether it needs to do more to ensure that remedies are safe and effective. Read the full story from the Washington Post.

Fortune: The FBI is looking into possible Herbalife stock manipulation

Investigators are looking into whether people, including some hired by Ackman, made false statements about the company’s business model to regulators, a report says. Federal investigators are reportedly looking into possible manipulation of Herbalife’s stock and have interviewed individuals hired … Continue Reading