Louisville, KY asked in Business Law and Consumer Law for Kentucky

Q: I would like to publish a certain type of ad for my website, but I want to know if it falls under false advertisement.

I sell magnetic therapy bracelets online. They are not proven to have any benefits with studies, but I want to run an ad that has a picture of a bracelet and also a before/after of a woman who lost weight. Does this fall under false advertisement and can I get sued.

Nowhere in my website or on the ad will it say that the bracelets can help you lose weight.

Thank you!

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1 Lawyer Answer
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: If you are going to run the ad, you should put the disclaimer on the ad that you set out above. That should protect you from any claims of fraud.

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