Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer

Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer

Legal Insight for the Retail and Consumer Products Industry

Danielle Rowan

Danielle Rowan

Danielle Rowan is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of both the Advertising & Product Risk Management and White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement practice groups. In her practice, Danielle provides litigation and counseling services related to regulatory compliance, advertising substantiation, consumer protection, products liability, privacy, and cybersecurity. She also represents corporations in internal investigations.

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Trampoline Manufacturer Can’t Bounce Away From FTC Trouble

Posted in Advertising & Product Risk Management, Product Liability & Torts
FTC Moves Ahead Enforcing Endorsement Cases A few months ago, acting Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Olhausen stated that the FTC should shift focus to cases of actual harm, leaving many to wonder whether FTC would still actively enforce endorsement cases. However, in April, the FTC sent out ninety letters to brand influencers and marketers reminding… Continue Reading

Make a Deal Like Mike – Michael Jordan Settles Two Right of Publicity Lawsuits

Posted in Advertising & Product Risk Management, IP/Brand Protection
Michael Jordan has settled two high-profile right of publicity lawsuits with two now-defunct grocery chains – Jewel Food Stores and Dominick’s Finer Foods.  In August, a jury awarded Jordan $8.9 million after a federal judge determined that Dominick’s violated Jordan’s rights under the Illinois Right of Publicity Act.  Jewel and Jordan were scheduled to start… Continue Reading

Crowell & Moring Presents on “New Rules of Digital Marketing” at Women’s Wear Daily Event

Posted in Advertising & Product Risk Management, IP/Brand Protection
On Wednesday, September 16, 2015, Advertising and Product Risk Management partners Cheri Falvey and David Ervin and Intellectual Property and Legal Affairs Counsel for the Ralph Lauren Corporation, Tracie Chesterman, presented at an exclusive breakfast hosted by Crowell & Moring and Women’s Wear Daily. The speakers discussed the “New Rules of Digital Marketing” and provided a… Continue Reading

False-and-Misleading-Gram – FDA Issues Warning Letter Based on Kim Kardashian’s Instagram Selfie

Posted in Advertising & Product Risk Management
On Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a warning letter to Duchesnay, manufacturer of DICLEGIS, a morning sickness drug, based on a social media post by ubiquitous social media user, Kim Kardashian. Kardashian posted a picture of herself with the drug while touting its safety and efficacy. However, Kardashian failed to mention risk information… Continue Reading

CPSC Brings Action in Federal Court Against Michaels Stores

Posted in Advertising & Product Risk Management, International Trade
Last week, the Department of Justice filed an action against Michaels Stores on behalf of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”).  According to the complaint, between 2006 and 2010 Michaels sold glass vases which were prone to shattering in consumers’ hands and caused multiple injuries. The complaint alleges that (1) despite receiving injury reports from… Continue Reading