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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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Looking Forward to 2015 – 63 New Videos Being Launched at MLMLegal.com

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (depicted here in true Babener-fashion by Jeff Babener’s grandson, Sammy) are famous for battling petty criminals, evil overlords, mutated creatures, and alien invaders. MLMLegal.com is famous for squashing MLM myths, spreading knowledge about the network marketing … Continue reading

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Tennessee Recognizes Personal Use in New Legislation

On July 1st, 2014, Tennessee became the latest government/regulatory entity to adopt updated MLM/Pyramid legislation recognizing “personal use” in pyramiding analysis. The Tennessee language is similar to language adopted in more than a dozen state statutes, which recognizes personal use, … 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 PR – Video Interview by DSWA — “Legal Hotspots for Direct Selling Companies” and Fill out Survey to Receive Two Free Tickets to Next MLM Startup Conference!

LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwired – April 22, 2014) – 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, … 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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Quote of the Week – Future of 2014

“Looking from your perspective, what will be the most important issue, whether it be an opportunity or a threat, in the direct selling industry that will need a closer focus Next Year?” As one American troubadour notes, “money talks, but … Continue reading

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