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Spitzer: Lanny Breuer at DOJ Was a "Disaster"
Unique Privacy Concerns for Mobile Apps
Common Employment Law Mistakes for Small, Start-Up and Growing Companies
Supreme Court Raises the Bar for Class Certification in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend
Safeguards against Data Security Breaches (Part One)
Weekly Brief: 78% of Law Schools Ignore ABA Rule
Weekly Brief: DOJ Memo Details Justification For Killing US Citizens
Can Feds Force Companies to Disclose Political Spending?
Three Key Data Retention Questions
Newtown Shootings Could Give Rise to More Litigation, Says Pinsky
What to Expect from the Supreme Court During Obama’s Second Term
The Weekly Brief: Abu Hamza On Trial, Wells Fargo Sued, Bingham Cuts Costs
Barofsky: Govt. Complicity Provides Libor Defense
Breaking Down the NFL Concussion Class Action and the Players’ “Warrior Mentality”—Eliot Wagonheim
Whalen: Go Back To The Future To Fight Fraud With Equity Receivers
Lawyer: 20 More Law School Class Actions Coming
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In the rush to...more
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The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has been active in recent years pursuing companies that suffer data security breaches and arguably failed to live up to the data security standards promised in their privacy policies....more
A recent article on the Practical Law website, identified major horizon issues for General Counsel. We highlight a selected sample of these issues by subject area below:
Commercial: Green Guides
The FTC issues revised...more
In this issue:
> Telstra issued with direction to comply with TCP Code
> Trader pays $19,800 for misrepresenting broadband services
> ACCC makes final access determination for non-NBN local bitstream...more
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued a decision with significant impact upon employer policies that apply to employee use of social media. [Costco Wholesale Corporation, 358 NLRB No. 106 (Sept. 7,...more
Companies often charge additional fees that increase the final cost of a product or service. In some industries, such as telecommunications and airlines, fees imposed by the government may be passed on to consumers.
In Davis v. HSBC Bank Nevada, N.A., No. 10-56488, 2012 WL 3804370 (9th Cir. Aug. 31, 2012), the Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of claims for (1) false advertising in violation of the California Business and Professions...more
Google’s business model is based on delivering relevant search results and, increasingly, relevant ads to those who use its products. In order to do so, Google needs to know a user’s search history since search history and...more
Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) engaged in its first major enforcement action by requiring Capital One to refund 2 million consumers approximately $140 million for profits gained from deceptive...more
In This Issue:
- The Future of Tip Credit – And The Businesses That Depend Upon It By J. Hagood Tighe and Karen Luchka (Columbia)
The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to decide what amounts to the future of tip...more
On August 18 2011, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc (Finra) issued Regulatory Notice 11-39 providing guidance to its broker-dealer members on social networking websites and business communications.
In March 2011, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia affirmed Justice Jacobson's 2010 decision that two recordings of Men at Work's song "Down Under" infringed Larrikin Music Publishing's copyright in "Kookaburra...more
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