§ 456. False Statements Relating To Merchandise Or Services Prohibited – Penalty.  


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  • Any person, firm or corporation, or any employee thereof, who shall in any newspaper, magazine, circular, form letter, or any open publication, published, distributed or circulated in the City and County of San Francisco, or on any billboard, sign, card, label, or other advertising medium, or by means of any electric sign, window sign, show case display, or by any advertising device, or by public outcry or proclamation, to or with a considerable number of persons, make or disseminate, or cause to be made or disseminated, any statement or assertion of fact in relation to, modifying, explaining, or in any matter concerning any merchandise offered for sale, barter or trade, or any services or offer of employment, professional or otherwise, offered to be furnished, which statement or assertion of fact takes the form of or has the appearance of, or which is intended to commend such merchandise or services or employment, to the public or to a considerable number of persons, and which statement or assertion is untrue in any respect or calculated to mislead or misinform, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $25, nor more than $500 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 180 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

(Added by Ord. 1.075, App. 10/11/38)