Category Archives: Law Cases

Search for Certainty in Direct Selling… A Legal and Business Rationale for H.R. 3409

By Jeffrey Babener, © 2017/2018 (First Published in World of Direct Selling) Executive Summary: The legal environment and the accepted business model of leading direct selling companies has been relatively stable for 50 years. That equilibrium was upset by the regulatory … Continue reading

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The Thorny Issues of “Personal Use” in Direct Selling

There exists tension between the direct sales industry and industry regulators as to the role of “personal use” of products and services by distributors of MLM companies. The broad and ambiguous language in pyramid legislation has contributed to the problem. … Continue reading

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Create a Prospect List!

Potential Distributors are quite literally all around you. Friends, relatives, neighbors, PTA, people you run into at the post office and grocery store. They are everywhere! Consider using this list to develop your own prospect list, and remember, these folks may … Continue reading

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PRWeb (PR) – MLMLegal.com Presents the E-Newsletter: MLM News Global – April 15, 2016

Welcome to the Newsletter: MLM News Global, an industry e-newsletter originating from one of the most trusted and respected direct selling websites, MLMLegal.com. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB)April 15, 2016 MLM News Global newsletter offers recent news, videos, company profiles, and timely … Continue reading

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prweb (4/14/16) – Renovation of MLMLegal.com- Come Visit the New and Improved Website

MLMLegal.com is Upgraded: Easy-to-Use Navigation Bars, Stylized Images, Organized Landing Pages for Articles, Videos, & MLM Legal Portland, Oregon (PRWEB)April 14, 2016 Come visit the new and improved MLMLegal.com! This is the first major renovation of MLMLegal.com. MLMLegal.com’s new face … Continue reading

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MLMLegal.com has a New Face!

How long has it been since you’ve visited MLMLegal.com? Are you someone who’s been visiting our website for years? You’ll be surprised to see that we’ve given MLMLegal.com a new face! And we are working on updating more pages throughout … Continue reading

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October 1st MLM News Global Newsletter by www.MLMLegal.com

What’s hot in this week’s news machine e-newsletter? This week’s articles focus on Vemma, the FTC, and the future of MLM – to mention a few – in the articles “Vemma vs. FTC: Guidance for the Direct Selling Industry – … Continue reading

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Are Their Concerns about Consultants Marketing Their MLM Business through Social Media?

It is very common for consultants to have friends on their social media accounts who are friends and customers, or co-workers and friends, or family friends and work friends, as well as also being someone they know in their direct … Continue reading

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Has There Been Cases Won or Lost on the Topic of Social Media and Distributor Raiding?

There have been legal rulings both ways on this subject. Some companies have argued that when distributors communicate their intentions to leave a company and begin with a new one on Facebook then they are targeting. Others have argued the … Continue reading

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