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Ripp Media is handling PR for Bill Cosby’s demand that charges against him by Andrea Constand be dismissed on the ground that the Montgomery County D.A.’s office reneged on a promise not to prosecute Cosby. (6 reader comments)
MWWPR has served a summons on accounting firm Marcum LLP and managing partner Jeffrey Weiner seeking a declaratory judgement that engagement letters are void, illegal and unenforceable. Damages in excess $5 million are being sought.
Application of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act to websites is still being worked out by regulators and courts. Smart website operators, however, are putting accessibility on their website requirement checklists. (1 reader comment)
Hogan Lovells US LLP is representing Venezuela’s attorney general in a request filed with the Supreme Court regarding its ongoing case against oil company Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co.
A PR firm whose client is being disparaged by anonymous emails may find that a lawsuit is the only way to stop the disparagement. Anonymous disparagers have been found out, stopped, and sanctioned through the civil justice system.
The CAN-SPAM law, which regulates commercial emails, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which prohibits unsolicited fax ads, must be considered anytime a commercial message is sent out by email or fax.
PR reps of four of the biggest law firms, employing a total of 3,586 lawyers, will reap publicity for their firms Nov. 5 via a PRSA/NY program. The firms have pro bono practices and we have some candidates for them.
PRSA/New York, after panels that considered whether PR is “ethical” and ditto for healthcare PR, will hear from PR reps of four law firms Nov. 5 on how they promote a profession accused of becoming too powerful.
Sitrick and Company is mounting a PR play for Danielle Schreiber, the mother of a four-year-old-child at the center of a paternity suit by the actor Jason Patric that the New York Times calls "one of the highest-profile custody fights in the country."
The Federal Trade Commission on May 15 sued the marketers of Pure Green Coffee, charging a handful of companies and their owners of using bogus weight loss claims and fake news websites to tout the product.