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Puffery or False Advertising?

Brad Reid | Posted 02.15.2015 | Business
Brad Reid

The following, in no particular order, are troublesome areas that may result in false advertising litigation.

Literal Truth and Claims of Fraud

Brad Reid | Posted 08.01.2013 | Business
Brad Reid

There is strong judicial support for freedom of contract and judicial reluctance to rewrite transactions, especially when no literal falsehood occurred. Assertions of implied falsehood are weaker than proof of an affirmatively stated falsehood.

'Puffery' Can Blow Away Your Retirement Goals

Dan Solin | Posted 09.02.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

Investors need to understand they are in "more trouble" than they realize. Many brokers and advisors show little constraint in making statements they cannot possibly support.