Fla. State Official Joins FTC In Backing Ad Self-Regulation

Law360, New York (October 2, 2012, 8:11 PM EDT) -- State attorneys general are willing to honor the advertising industry's self-regulatory initiatives, but they won't hesitate to take action when companies step over the lines set by these programs, a Florida consumer protection regulator said during an advertising industry conference Tuesday.

During a panel discussion on enforcement priorities at both the state and federal level, Richard Lawson, the director of the economic crimes division in the office of the Florida attorney general, praised self-regulatory efforts to curb the dissemination of deceptive ads through the National Advertising...
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