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FCC Proposes New Rules On Local Wireless Siting
Data Center Networks – Interview with Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin
What to expect from FCC Post-Governement Shutdown
Employer Social Media Policies – Interview with Mitch Danzig, Member, Member, Mintz Levin
Jason Maloni on Data Security
JOBS Act Implementation Regulations
Ernest DelBuono on Aviation
Jack Deschauer on Government Investigations
PODCAST - Inside Law - Public Policy Issues in 2013
Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?
Condo Owners and Dealing with Uncooperative Management Companies
Reserve Funds: Purposes and Common Mistakes
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Social Media At Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't? PODCAST - Inside Law
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
Serving Legal Documents Through Social Media
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
In September, 40 state attorneys general wrote to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asking the agency to take all available measures to issue regulations on the advertising, ingredients, and sale to minors of...more
Mobile health ("mHealth") application ("app") developers, manufacturers, investors, healthcare providers and others received welcome news late last month when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") published its...more
On July 10, 2013, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote ruled that Apple conspired with five publishers to raise the price of e-books when it introduced the iBookstore in 2010. Here’s a full-text copy of her ruling (embed code...more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") and the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") have targeted mortgage advertising and marketing in a joint "sweep."
Just prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, the CFPB and FTC...more
As we have briefly explored, the Ninth Circuit has broadly construed Buckman implied preemption of state law claims pertaining to food, drugs, and medical devices, which are regulated under the federal Food, Drug, and...more
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
POM Wonderful LLC recently received a setback in its longstanding dispute with the Federal Trade Commission. On Sept. 30, 2012, U.S. District Judge Richard Roberts in the District of Columbia dismissed the juice maker’s...more
After a multi-year process and numerous consumer surveys, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently approved revisions to its guidelines governing advertising for environmental and energy claims, better known as the...more
The United States antitrust enforcement agencies — Department of Justice, Antitrust Division (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) — held a joint workshop this week on most-favored nation clauses (MFNs). Through a series...more
In this issue:
> High Court Rules on Tobacco Plain Packaging Laws
- Trade Marks
> Parallel importers beware
> Successful opposition based on "use would be contrary to law"
Nutrisystem, Inc., provider of weight loss programs and services, agreed to add disclosures to weight-loss success stories “pinned” to the company’s Pinterest board entitled “Real Consumers. Real Success,” after the National...more
La Ley General de Comunicación, determina que la financiación pública no podrá sostener actividades ni contenidos ajenos al cumplimiento de la función de servicio público. En tal...more
Kim Kardashian, the reality star, is accustomed to the public eye, but now she faces a lawsuit that may not bring her good publicity at all. Along with her sisters Khloe and Kourtney, Kim has been named as a defendant earlier...more
In this issue:
- Venable Secures Top Chambers USA, Legal 500 Honors
- CFPB Launches Consumer Complaint Database, Shuffles Senior Management
- Federal Judge Gives Supplement Company Daniel Chapter One A...more
Carrier billing is certainly not new to the payments industry, but as digital technologies continue to evolve, companies have increasingly looked to mobile carrier billing to improve the reach and efficiency of digital...more
Food label lawsuits are often exercises in byzantine legal logic. This is so because of the peculiar interplay between preemptive federal food labeling laws and regulations on the one hand and federal and state unfair...more
In this issue:
- Legal Issues and the State-Based Exchange – Enhancing Your State's Readiness
- Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act
- Act Now: Clock Starts to Request Duty Reduction or Suspensions
Since the start of the FCC's examination of its multiple ownership rules in anticipation of its Quadrennial Review of these rules, the question of TV shared services agreements has been one raised by public interest groups,...more
In This Issue:
Enter at Your Own Risk: FDA Draft Guidance Highlights the Uncertainty in the Abbreviated Biosimilar Approval Pathway; McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP to Exhibit at 2012 BIO International...more
Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell has upheld a Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) complaint accusing POM Wonderful LLC (“POM Wonderful”), the maker of best-selling POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice (“POM...more
Earlier this week an administrative law judge ruled in favor of the FTC in its closely watched trial against Pom Wonderful, finding that years of advertising by Pom Wonderful falsely exaggerated the health benefits of...more
Pomegranate juice maker POM Wonderful has declared victory against the FTC . . . in spite of an administrative law judge’s ruling that upholds many claims in the agency’s complaint. But the California company has good reason...more
Georgia's governor signed Senate Bill 431, a bill intended to regulate Internet cafes by prohibiting "any promotion involving an element of chance which involves the playing of a game on a computer, mechanical device, or...more
In This Issue:
A Poor Trade: FTC Settles with Car Dealers Over Trade-Ins; FDA Releases Regs on TV Ads; Product Claims Can’t Be Based on Ingredient Testing, Says the NAD; The Latest in “Natural” Suits: Frozen Food, Fruit...more
On March 26, the FTC released an anticipated report on consumer privacy, calling on all companies to adopt certain practices to protect consumers’ private information. The final report outlines three basic principles: (i)...more