With attorneys and staff worldwide, Bryan Cave often makes the news. Recent media mentions include Kristine Andreassen of the Financial Institutions Group in PayBefore News:
DC Associate Kristine Andreassen was quoted April 21 in PayBefore News on the recent settlement agreement approved with AT&T concerning its advertisement of rebate-related prepaid cards. Plaintiffs accused AT&T (formerly Cingular) of making misleading and unfair advertisements by displaying cell phones as discounted or free after rebate when, in fact, the rebate was distributed post-sale via a network branded prepaid card with limited terms for usage. Andreassen told the publication that this settlement should serve as another reminder of the importance of clear and conspicuous disclosures for all parties involved in rebate card programs. “Merchants using prepaid cards to distribute rebates aren’t usually thought of as having their own disclosure obligations, but clearly, they do,” she said.