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What is endorser liability?

You get free offers all the time: free gym memberships, free tickets, free samples, even free 30-, 60- or 90-day trials, just to name a few. You tell others about your experiences and maybe even recommend they try the same products or services. But then, one day, you receive notice that a lawsuit was filed against you! In today’s world of social media, blog postings and YouTube videos, it is easier than ever to accidentally become a product endorser. Here are some tips to help you steer clear of endorser liability, which could turn that “free” product or service into a very costly lawsuit against you.

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Date Published: September 19, 2016

 

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