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NAD Recommends Comcast Discontinue Express, Implied Claims That AT&T ‘Deceives’ Customers, Comcast to Appeal

New York, NY – July 17, 2018 – The National Advertising Division has recommended that Comcast Cable Communications, LLC, discontinue the advertising claim, express or implied, that AT&T deceives potential customers concerning the speed or reliability of its internet service, as well as the claim that Comcast offers the most reliable network. NAD also determined, however, that Comcast had substantiated certain claims regarding the availability of AT&T’s fiber network and certain advertised speeds, but recommended  Comcast modify its advertising to avoid conveying the message,...

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Laura Brett

Laura Brett Director Laura Brett  joined NAD in April 2012. Prior to joining NAD, Laura specialized in litigation matters in her own private practice and at Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Laura litigated a wide variety of cases in state and federal courts, including, securities fraud cases, accounting and actuarial liability matters, trademark related breach of contract claims, as well as cases involving family law, political asylum, and intellectual property. Laura is experienced working in alternative dispute resolution forums including representing clients in mediation and arbitration....

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Eric Unis

Eric Unis Staff Attorney Eric Unis joined NAD as a Staff Attorney in December 2017. Prior to joining NAD, Eric worked as an attorney at Troutman Sanders LLP. In over fifteen years of private practice representing clients in a wide range of industries, Eric focused on complex commercial litigation, consumer class actions, government investigations, consumer product safety issues, and advertising and marketing law. Eric has also worked on numerous pro bono matters on behalf of immigrant children. Eric has a B.A. from New York University with a double major in Politics and History and received...

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Martin S. Zwerling

Martin S. Zwerling Deputy Director Martin S. Zwerling, Deputy Director, joined NAD in September 2000. Martin reviews national advertising campaigns, analyzes claim substantiation and has successfully resolved disputes relating to the advertising of drug and health aid products, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, dietary supplements, infant formula and consumer goods. Martin has also successfully argued before the National Advertising Review Board. Martin often lectures on claim substantiation and the NAD self-regulatory process. Prior to joining the NAD, Martin served as a...

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Annie M. Ugurlayan

Annie M. Ugurlayan Assistant Director of Communications Annie Ugurlayan is Assistant Director of Communications at the National Advertising Division. Since she joined NAD in 2003, she has handled hundred of cases and has successfully argued appeals before the National Advertising Review Board. Annie also serves as a liaison to local Better Business Bureaus relating to advertising review. She oversees case management and is a resource to first-time users of the system, explaining the self-regulatory process and how to be most responsive to an NAD inquiry. Annie is also a frequent lecturer at...

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Kathleen Dunnigan

Kathleen Dunnigan Senior Staff Attorney Kathleen Dunnigan, Staff Attorney, joined NAD March 2008. Prior to joining NAD she has worked for the Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Division defending children in both child welfare and juvenile delinquent proceedings. She was also a staff attorney at the Center for Appellate Litigation representing indigent defendants and a public policy advocate at the Center for HIV Law and Policy. For many years, Kat litigated employment discrimination and civil rights claims representing only employees. She has been involved in many New Jersey employment...

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