Another reason for Gerald Nehra to dislike the FTC Business Opportunity Rule: Lots of companies will have to comply!

Another letter opposing the FTC’s Business Opportunity Rule was submitted by MLM attorney Gerry Nehra. His problem in this letter? The fact that there are many companies that would have to comply with the rule and the FTC cited the wrong number! Why would it matter if there are 150 or 1,500 companies that are … Read more Another reason for Gerald Nehra to dislike the FTC Business Opportunity Rule: Lots of companies will have to comply!

MLM attorney Gerald Nehra and the FTC’s proposed Business Opportunity Rule

I thought it might be some fun to do a little research on Gerald Nehra, the attorney for Shop To Earn, who likes to intimidate bloggers who write negative reviews of MLMs. I found this item from Nehra, in response to the FTC’s proposed Business Opportunity Rule. The rule is unlikely to be enacted in … Read more MLM attorney Gerald Nehra and the FTC’s proposed Business Opportunity Rule

Word is Getting Out About ShopToEarn Lawyer Gerald Nehra’s Threats to Bloggers

Blatant acts of consumerism are occurring all over the internet. Far and wide, bloggers are banding together to spread the word about multi-level marketing attorney Gerald Nehra threatening bloggers on behalf of his client, Shop To Earn. It all started a few weeks ago when blogger Everyday Finance wrote a post about the ShopToEarn and … Read more Word is Getting Out About ShopToEarn Lawyer Gerald Nehra’s Threats to Bloggers

More Bullying of Bloggers by Shop To Earn Attorney Gerald Nehra

Earlier today I reported that I had been threatened by Gerald Nehra, attorney for multi-level marketing company ShopToEarn for writing about my opinions on the company here. I am not the first blogger that he and Shop To Earn have threatened, and the threats continue. The blogger writing Everyday Finance has been threatened more than … Read more More Bullying of Bloggers by Shop To Earn Attorney Gerald Nehra

Thompson Burton: Support Company of the Year from Academy of Multilevel Marketing

Thompson Burton, a law firm providing services to multi-level marketing companies, provides our comic relief today, along with “The Academy of Multilevel Marketing” (TAMM). The Academy of Multi-Level Marketing is an organization created by MLM industry supporters to make up some awards to give legitimacy to those involved in the grand scam that is called … Read more Thompson Burton: Support Company of the Year from Academy of Multilevel Marketing

“MLM Lawyer” Sued For Legal Malpractice

This may be old news to some of you, but I’m finally getting around to writing about it. In June 2014, the receiver in the Zeek Rewards Ponzi scheme case sued the infamous MLM lawyer Kevin Grimes (and his law firm) for legal malpractice, negligence and breach of fiduciary duty. The lawsuit initiated by receiver … Read more “MLM Lawyer” Sued For Legal Malpractice

World Ventures Called A Scam by Blogger and Others

Attempts to silence critics of multi-level marketing companies (often referred to as legalized pyramid schemes) are nothing new. I have been on the receiving end of numerous threats  and one very large legal action for my criticism of MLMs. Medifast and Take Shape For Life had a huge loss in their $270 million lawsuit against … Read more World Ventures Called A Scam by Blogger and Others

Anne Coughlan is Wrong on Herbalife

At yesterday’s big Herbalife investor day, the company paraded around Anne T. Coughlan, a marketing professor at Northwestern University, who proudly proclaimed that Herbalife is not a pyramid scheme. No, it is a legitimate multi-level marketing company. In July, Coughlan published this paper on Herbalife, concluding that Herbalife is squeaky clean. Let’s be clear. Herbalife … Read more Anne Coughlan is Wrong on Herbalife

MonaVie Lawyers Are Again Threatening Critics

These stories never get old. People criticize multi-level marketing in general, and particular MLMs specifically, and the lawyers come running. They cry that the bloggers are saying bad things about their companies, and that can’t be allowed to happen. Mona Vie doesn’t want you to know that their distributors are losing money left and right … Read more MonaVie Lawyers Are Again Threatening Critics

Timothy Sykes Calls Foul, Shaq and His Lawyer Cry

Timothy Sykes is a fantastically successful blogger, penny stock trader, and educator. He makes a living by teaching people how to recognize “pump and dump” schemes by penny stock promoters… and then short those stocks for a profit. They make money when the price of the stock they’ve shorted goes down… which is inevitable if … Read more Timothy Sykes Calls Foul, Shaq and His Lawyer Cry