Death To Herbalife IG Hustlers: FCC Rules Company Must Pay $200 Million In Misrepresentation Settlement

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…According to the New York Times: The Federal Trade Commission, in announcing the settlement with Herbalife on Friday, had strong words for the company that call into question some of its longstanding distribution practices. “This settlement will require Herbalife to fundamentally restructure its business so that participants are rewarded for what they sell, not how many people they recruit,” Edith Ramirez, the F.T.C. chairwoman, said in a news release announcing the settlement and the filing of a complaint in federal court seeking a permanent injunction and other relief against the company. But that’s not all. In addition to completely changing its compensation for customers and how sales of its products are recorded, as part of the settlement with the FTC, Herbalife has agreed to pay $200 million in “consumer relief…”
[MadameNoire]

Two More Countries Warn Its Citizens About Traveling To U.S. Amid Race Issues

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Over the weekend, we reported that the Caribbean island of the Bahamas issued a travel warning to its citizens who have plans to vacation in the United States after the recent deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. The notice stated: “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration has taken note of the recent tensions in some American cities over shootings of young Black males by police officers. We wish to advise all Bahamians traveling to the US but especially to the affected cities to exercise appropriate caution generally.” Joining in similar efforts to protect their citizens, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have both issued warnings regarding racial profiling and being present in crowded areas or protests. Condé Nast Traveler reports that the Bahrain’s embassy in Washington, D.C. wrote on Twitter…
[MadameNoire]

Kanye West And Dame Dash Just Won A Trademark Lawsuit Because They’re More “Relevant”

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Dame Dash and Kanye West just won a trademark infringement lawsuit brought against them over their music video/film Loisaidas. Remember that Loisaidas thing Dame Dash was promoting all over social media last year? You know, the thing that Kanye West was involved in that was a supposed to be a mini-series about a turf war on New York City’s Lower East Side? Here is a reminder. So, it came out. But the lawsuit that followed the film made more headlines. Both Dash and West were sued by a man named Michael Medina who is a member of a band named Loisaidas. No, we never heard of them either. But Medina, who owns the trademark for the word, insisted that Dash and West stole the name from his band and made a “music video” where the name was used in the titles and said throughout. Dash defended that the work was not a music video but that it’s actually a film.
[HipHopWired]


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