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You’ve Got a Problem, Bro – Tinder, Silicon Valley and Resolution 62

A co-founder and now former employee at Tinder has sued the dating app startup and its leaders for sexual harassment and discrimination. It’s a messy (and familiar) story of an office romance between senior execs gone...more

Websites Hit with Demand Letters on Accessibility Issues Despite Courts' Rejection of Claim

In recent weeks, numerous businesses have received letters asserting that their websites are not accessible to persons with disabilities, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and California’s Unruh Act. These...more

DC Circuit Hears Petition Concerning Use Of Phone Call Captioning Technology For Persons With Hearing Impairments

This week, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held oral argument concerning a petition for review of FCC rules regarding the use of phone call captioning technology designed for persons with hearing impairments. Petitioner...more

Fenwick Employment Brief - February 2014

A California federal court in Enki Corporation v. Freedman held that a former employee’s access of the employer’s computer systems through his log-in credentials did not amount to unlawful hacking under either the Computer...more

Colombia Enacts Personal Data Protection Regulations

Regulations stipulate that all individuals have the right to know about and update personal information that has been gathered about them by public or private entities. On July 27, Colombia enacted Decree 1377 (the...more

OCR Wants Feedback From Audited Covered Entities

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is preparing to conduct an online survey of the 115 covered entities it audited in 2012 as part of the HITECH-mandated, pilot audit program. OCR hopes to use the survey results to evaluate...more

FCC Approves Five Multipurpose Waivers of New Accessibility Rules

In the first action of its kind, the Federal Communications Commission has approved, in part, five class waivers of its new accessibility rules for advanced communications services ("ACS"), which were adopted last October...more

Massachusetts Federal Court Rules That the ADA Applies to Online-Only Business as a "Place of Public Accommodation"

On June 19, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts held, in National Association for the Deaf, et al. v. Netflix, Inc., that Netflix’s online video-streaming service, known as “Watch Instantly,”...more

Federal Lawsuit Alleges Infringement of Minors' New York Right of Publicity by Facebook "Like" and "Friend Finder" Features

In what may represent a new wave in an interesting challenge to the viral nature of social media marketing, a recently filed putative class action asserts a right of publicity claim against Facebook in connection with the...more

The Internet - The Next Frontier for the ADA: Will Your Website Comply?

The Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities and requires public accommodations to be accessible. Most of us see the ADA in action every day when we encounter ramps at...more

Litigation- September 2010

IN THIS ISSUE: The Internet - The Next Frontier For The Ada: Will Your Website Comply?- Injunctions As A Business Tool. Please see full newsletter below for more information....more

The D.C. Circuit Reminds Employers of the Perils of Selectively Enforcing Their Solicitation and E-Mail Policies Against...

On July 7, 2009, in the ongoing saga involving the ability of employees to use their employer's e-mail systems for union-related activities, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a portion of the National Labor Relations...more

Newsletter of the Hospitality Practice Group of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

IN THIS ISSUE: *Manatt Formalizes Its Hospitality Practice Group *Are Hospitality Entity Websites Subject to the ADA? Please see full newsletter for more information....more

Ahead of the Summons - May 2007

Irritable TILA Syndrome Get out your “I’m with Stupid” T-shirts. In our last several issues, we have been tracking the demise of rescission class actions under TILA. AND: Truncate This! The newest consumer class...more

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