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On September 23, 2014, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced its launch of “Operation Full Disclosure” – an effort to improve the effectiveness of disclosures in advertising. According to the FTC’s press release, the FTC…more
Patent trolls are not all the same. They have different tactics, different areas of expertise, and they can behave in very different ways in litigation. But they all want money. And they all do what they can to get as much of it as…more
When you go to a conference or a CLE event, are you getting the most out of your attendance? These meetings are great opportunities to make connections, gather valuable information for clients and get inspiration for ways to make your…more
The SEC recently announced a record-breaking whistleblower award of $30-35 million, which shattered the previous high award of $14 million. See SEC Awards More Than $14 Million to Whistleblower. Not only is this award noteworthy for…more
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) promised the government, industry and the public that it would release the first round of data in connection with the Physician Payment Sunshine Act by September 30, 2014, and that…more
As the legislators return to Harrisburg for the remaining fall session days, one date will continue to be on the minds’ of both senators and representatives. On November 4, Pennsylvania’s General Election will determine who will hold…more
The European Commission’s (EC) Joint Research Center (JRC) has published a report entitled Towards a review of the EC Recommendation for a definition of the term “nanomaterial” -- Part 2: Assessment of collected information concerning…more
Will California’s “Kill Switch” Law Kill An Employer’s Ability To Protect Sensitive Company Information?
Will California’s “Kill Switch” Law Kill An Employer’s Ability To Protect Sensitive Company Information? In this digital age, smartphone technology has become essential and ubiquitous to business operations. But the surging…more
Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan to Streamline Permitting for 20,000 Megawatts of Renewable Energy
On September 23, 2014, the California Energy Commission (“CEC”), California Department of Fish and Wildlife (“CDFW”), US Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”), and US Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”) released the Draft Environmental…more
Unexplained absences, secretive phone calls, late nights at the office – all telltale signs that your spouse may be up to no good. With advances in technology it has become easier and easier for suspicious spouses to snoop on their…more
With the Obama administration unable to get labor and employment law changes through a gridlocked Congress, one of its significant accomplishments and lasting legacies may be its remarkable record of reshaping federal regulatory…more
In its recent decision in C.L. Thomas v. Lexington Ins. Co., 2014 Tex. App. LEXIS 10148 (Tex. App. Sept. 11, 2014), the Court of Appeals of Texas had occasion to consider whether an insurer was prejudiced by untimely notice where it…more