legal direct sales

New Wave of Class-Action Pyramid Cases Swamps Industry

“The plaintiff’s bar is smelling blood.”  In March of this year, a federal judge in Nevada accepted a $7.7 million dollar settlement offer from Xocai as the result of a class action lawsuit. Last November, the U.S. Fifth Circuit certified … Continue Reading

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

$1 Billion lawsuit at Ambit Energy

Former top earner essentially calls Ambit a pyramid scheme run by racist, sexist thugs. What do you think? Former distributor Nicole Gubin, said to be a top 10 earner at Ambit Energy, filed a $1B lawsuit in Brooklyn federal court … Continue Reading

Avon bribe investigation a warning to international direct sellers

Today’s Wall Street Journal ran a front page story regarding Avon‘s recent struggles complying with a tough federal law intended to prevent bribes of foreign officials. Several Avon executives have already been fired and more shakeups are likely on  the … Continue Reading