Category Archives: Law Cases

What Are Unauthorized Medical Claims?

MLM companies and direct sellers are among the biggest sellers of health and cosmetics products in the world. Some of the largest companies are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), such as Avon or Herbalife. Because of concerns … Continue reading

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Direct Selling Facts Features Burnlounge Article

Direct Selling Facts features Attorney Jeff Babener’s timely article, “Burnlounge Appeal Decision: Guidance on Pyramid v. Legitimate MLM and the Role of Personal Use in Pyramid Analysis.” Click here to read the article. For more information on the network marketing … Continue reading

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BurnLounge Appeal Decision: Guidance on Pyramid v. Legitimate MLM and the Role of Personal Use in Pyramid Analysis- New Article at MLMLegal.com

BurnLounge Appeal Decision: Guidance on Pyramid v. Legitimate MLM and the Role of Personal Use in Pyramid Analysis By Jeffrey A. Babener © 2016 On June 2, 2014, in the case of FTC v. BurnLounge, the U.S. Court of Appeals … Continue reading

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What Regulatory Changes are Affecting Network Marketing Companies? Part One

Part One The MLM industry has, during the last 20 years, developed positive working relationships with regulatory agencies such as attorneys general and the FTC (Federal Trade Commission). There was a time, however, back in the 1970s, when the FTC … Continue reading

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New Video – Interview by the DSWA of Jeff Babener – “Legal Hotspots for Direct Selling Companies”

Nikki Keohohou with the Direct Selling Women’s Alliance (DSWA) hosts the Executive Interview Forum titled “Legal Hotspots for Direct Selling Companies.” The interviewee for this hour is Network Marketing Attorney, Jeff Babener, Editor of www.mlmlegal.com. View the video on our … Continue reading

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MLMLegal.com On The Go – MLMLegal.com on iTunes

MLMLegal.com is one of the most informative and reliable websites about network marketing on the web. MLM Legal provides educational articles answering common industry questions, such as: –          How to start a network marketing company –          An inside look at … Continue reading

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Press Release: MLMLegal.com Releases Trilogy of Articles on Personal Use: Herbalife Belgium; Herbalife and Short Sellers; Burnlounge Music Portal

Herbalife Belgium: In a dramatic turn, a Belgian appeals courts reverses a lower court ruling and hold that Hebalife is no pyramid, but is in fact a legitimate direct selling business opportunity. The court validates “personal use” by distributors in … Continue reading

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Herbalife: Belgian Appeal Court: Herbalife is No Pyramid: Validates Legitimacy The Next Chapter in Recognition of Personal Use

By Jeffrey A. Babener © 2013 http://www.mlmlegal.com Like the pine trees lining the winding road, I got a name… Jim Croce And That Name Is Not “Pyramid” So says a Belgian Appeal Court about American direct selling/network marketing company, Herbalife, … Continue reading

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Herbalife Releases Statement Regarding Results of Belgian Court Ruling

A lower court ruling that had previously claimed that the international nutritional company, Herbalife, was operating as a pyramid scheme was overturned December 3, 2013. An appellate court declared that Herbalife was in fact operating in complete compliance with Belgian … Continue reading

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Why Would a MLM Attorney Host the MLM Startup Conference for the Executives of Startup and Existing Companies?

We have hosted more than 64 national conferences on starting and running a direct selling, network marketing, MLM, or party plan company. We have started and advised many of the leading companies in the industry and we have a “big … Continue reading

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