Announcing Schroder Brooks PLC


We are excited to announce that as of July 1, 2018  Schroder Davis Law Firm, PLC will be Schroder Brooks  PLC.  Ashley Simon Brooks has been promoted to named partner and Joan Davis is taking “of counsel”.  Schroder Brooks will have more announcements in the near future with the addition […]

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Make Sure Giving Portals are Transparent

Make Sure Giving Portals are Transparent  

Many online retailers, crowdfunding sites, and other platforms allow for people to choose from a list of charities to which they can donate directly through that online platform. These “giving portals” provide a convenient mechanism by which donors can give to the causes that they care about.

100% of those donations, […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Paves The Way For States To Tax Out-Of-State Online Retailers

In a major battle between States and online retailers, the Supreme Court today had the final say and ruled in South Dakota v. Wayfair that states can now compel retailers to collect sales taxes even if the online retailers don’t have a physical presence in the state.  This close 5-4 Court decision overturned a 1992 […]

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What is Advertising Law?

What is Advertising Law ?

I was recently at a cocktail party where I didn’t know many people. Per the usual cocktail banter, people ask “What do you do?” My answer: I’m a marketing and advertising lawyer. Not a lawyer who advertises, but a lawyer who specializes in advertising law.

But what exactly is Advertising Law?

In its purest […]

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Bloggers Guide to GDPR

GDPR is practically a buzzword these days but what does it mean for bloggers? And how or why are you supposed to keep up with the requirements of a European law?

The EU passed a law called the General Data Privacy Rule, GDPR, which goes into effect on May 25, 2018. It addresses the protection of […]

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Do What You Say and Read What You Write

You have no doubt received emails from your favorite websites letting you know that their “terms of service have been updated”. As of May 25, the General Data Privacy Rule (“GDPR”) will be rolled out in the EU and many American companies will also have to comply. That’s why your inbox is full of updates.

But […]

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It’s been a busy year so far for the FTC and COPPA and as more and more kids’ products act like smartphones, it’s likely we are going to see increased attention on this topic from regulators.

As parents, the idea of tracking our child’s whereabouts using a kid friendly device that gives us access to their […]

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Clear and Conspicuous Wins the Race

A recent New York state case sheds some light on best practices when it comes to drafting online terms and conditions (“T&C’s”) for your website.

Online terms and conditions are a contract between you and your users or customers. A good set of T&C’s will address liability, collection of data, and intellectual property ownership, among others.

One […]

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It’s Not All Likes When it Comes to Social Media Advertising

We’ve read stories about brands behaving badly on social media and stories about noble marketing efforts that result in epic fails because of a bad post, or worse, a bad post gone viral.  Using social media can be tricky, so businesses seeking to advertise or otherwise use social media to communicate to their customers need […]

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Gut Check for Ad Agencies

February flew by but not before the Federal Trade Commission received its biggest settlement ever from an advertising agency for violations of the FTC Act, specifically over allegedly deceptive radio ads touting weight loss products. Two million dollars to be exact.

Marketing Architects, a Minnesota based ad agency, promoted various weight loss products for their client, […]

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