Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies and MLM: Part 2

In Part 1 of the MLM Cryptocurrency series, I discussed the basics about cryptocurrency MLMs. In this section, I provide specific information to help consumers stay safe. The Basics Before I get into the specifics, I want to answer three questions: (1) What is cryptocurrency? Cryptocurrency is digital money that relies on cryptography. Instead of […]

The Economics of MLM Litigation

Thompson Burton’s MLM law practice often fields questions from companies looking to sue distributors for various reasons. We also take calls from distributors that are being sued by their former network marketing company.  We’ve seen the same issues litigated, over and over, from both sides, across the country. The surface reasons for these suits are […]

Education on Proper Weight Loss Claims

In a society that places a strong emphasis on appearance and in a country where a high percentage of Americans struggle with their weight, the U.S. market for weight–loss products is a booming industry. The FTC, along with other local and state consumer protection agencies, has recently started aggressively enforcing inappropriate claims for weight–loss products. […]

Jason Caramanis Lawsuits Revealed

Jason Caramanis, through his entity Online Communications, LLC, has filed several lawsuits against networkers in Orange County, California over the past few years (9 lawsuits that I could find, though I’ve heard there might be more). Jason Caramanis is a well-known networker known for his aggressive pursuit of other networkers via private deals. The lawsuits […]

DSA Hints At Its Intentions of Publicizing Code of Ethics Violations

Without question, self-regulation is better than government regulation. But when you remove the “regulation” out of “self-regulation,” it’s all sort of pointless. In other words, rules without penalties are meaningless. I was recently speaking at the Association of Network Marketing Professionals conference. It’s at these sorts of conferences where professionals get a sense of what’s […]