Michael Hartmere

Michael Hartmere

Venable LLP

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Business News Digest – January 2014

In this issue: - Advertising Law News & Analysis - December 6, 2013 Edition - December 12, 2013 Edition - California Court Continues Ascertainability Trend, Denies Class Certification in Chipotle...more

1/8/2014 - Affordable Care Act Ascertainable Class Cafeteria Plans CFPB Chipotle Grill Class Action Class Certification Enforcement Food Labeling FSA Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Healthcare Reform HSA IRS TCPA US v Windsor

Second Circuit Answers Call from TCPA Plaintiff

After two failed calls in the Eastern District of New York, the Second Circuit last week opened the line for one TCPA plaintiff to plead his case. On March 12, 2013, Judge William F. Kuntz II of the Eastern District of...more

12/11/2013 - Putative Class Actions Sua Sponte Subject Matter Jurisdiction TCPA

Redial Unsuccessful - TCPA Claims Still Unavailable in New York

Plaintiffs still cannot dial up TCPA claims in New York. On May 1, 2013, Judge William F. Kuntz, II of the Eastern District of New York denied a motion to reconsider his earlier decision dismissing claims arising...more

5/6/2013 - Subject Matter Jurisdiction TCPA

Advertising News & Analysis - March 28, 2013

In this issue: - FTC Reopens Comment Period on Proposed Changes to EnergyGuide Labels - Venable’s Advertising Practice Named to Chambers USA Shortlist - Protect Your Brand Against New Top-Level Domain...more

4/1/2013 - Brand Class Action EnergyGuide Labels FTC gTLD TCPA Telemarketing Trademark Clearinghouse Trademarks

Telemarketers Dial Quickly - TCPA Class Action Dismissed For Now

On March 12, 2013, Judge William F. Kuntz II of the Eastern District of New York entered a memorandum and order in Bank v. Independence Energy Group LLC, which sua sponte dismissed claims arising under the Telephone Consumer...more

3/29/2013 - Class Action Jurisdiction Mims v Arrow Financial Services Subject Matter Jurisdiction TCPA Telemarketing

Supreme Court Closes a Loophole for Class Action Plaintiffs Who Want to Avoid Federal Court

On March 19, 2013, the Supreme Court held that a class action plaintiff cannot avoid federal jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”) by stipulating prior to class certification that he and the class will not...more

3/22/2013 - Amount in Controversy CAFA Class Action Damages Jurisdiction SCOTUS

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