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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"
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AP Scandal Demonstrates Need for Federal Shield Law to Protect Reporters
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...
How to Protect Your Company From Hackers
Two Key Elements Every Social Media Policy Should Include
Free Nationwide WiFi: Myths & Facts
Attorney Michelle Cohen: Increased Federal Enforcement of Mobile Commerce in 2013
Jeff Ifrah on the Historic Legalization of Online Gaming in New Jersey
Can Virginia Block Non-Residents from FOIA Requests? Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments
FCC to Create Free National Super WiFi Network? Not Anytime Soon—Dana Frix
A recent Department of Justice settlement with a debt collection law firm that was accused of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act exemplifies the mounting federal scrutiny of the debt collection industry....more
Plaintiff insurance company appealed the trial court’s summary judgment order in favor of Defendants who had settled an underlying action involving the allegedly unsolicited transmission of more than 10,000 faxes in violation...more
This newsletter aims to keep those in the food industry up to speed on developments in food labeling and nutritional content litigation. We welcome your comments. For a subscription to the electronic copy with links to...more
Any organization with a website should take care that it is not posting anyone else’s copyrighted content without permission. If a court finds that the unauthorized use of another’s copyrighted content was done intentionally,...more
In This Bulletin:
Final Patent Rules Provide Few Surprises; CFAA is Losing Ground as a Tool to Fight Trade Secret Misappropriation; Quick Updates: You Are Not Your IP Address; The Federal Circuit Addresses the Abstract...more
Never let it be said that plaintiffs’ lawyers are not an enterprising lot. The old adage that you can’t get blood from a stone continues to apply, but not evidently to plaintiffs’ lawyers. They continue to push the envelope...more
In this issue:
- New Additions
- IP Legal News And Updates
- Announcements And Reminders
An excerpt from News and Updates section "Sole Ownership of a Color? Louboutin Loses Appeal in French Court in...more
In this issue:
- Using Injunctions to Gain Market Share: What’s the Harm
- Business Method Patents and September 16, 2012
- News:ICANN Reveals List Of New gTLD Applications
- New Insurance Helps Small...more
A federal district court in Massachusetts has rejected arguments by Netflix that its “Watch Instantly” streaming website is not a “place of public accommodation” under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), and...more
In June 2011, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved a program to expand the Internet's domain name system by introducing new generic top-level domain names. The new gTLD application period...more
At a conference held June 18 at Stanford University Law School – The 9th Annual Stanford Ecommerce Best Practices Conference - it was reported that copyright holders are increasingly using the Digital Millennium Copyright...more
After years of preparation and a decidedly rocky start to ICANN’s New gTLD Program due to a glitch in the gTLD application system, the applications are in, and ICANN will soon begin evaluating the TLD candidates. First,...more
In this issue:
- FDA Rejects “Corn Sugar” Rebranding for High - Fructose Corn Syrup
- RealNetworks’ “Free Trial” Charges Result in $2.4 Million Washington AG Settlement
- CFPB Launches Nonbank Supervision...more
Time to panic? The Internet is about to change dramatically.
Ever since Al Gore invented the Internet (or so I’ve heard), users have relied on a limited number of top-level domains, or “TLDs.” A top-level domain is the...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
On May 21, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission announced that its Chief Administrative Law Judge ("ALJ") had issued a much anticipated ruling on the FTC’s administrative complaint against POM Wonderful, its sister corporation...more
Last week, the Ninth Circuit issued a broad FDA preemption ruling that elbows aside federal deceptive-labeling claims in the latest slugfest between Pom Wonderful and Coca-Cola that has been going on for almost five years....more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held last week that The Coca Cola Company cannot be sued under the Lanham Act over the name and labeling of a juice product that is authorized by FDA regulations. In doing so,...more
Originally published in The Journal Record - May 17, 2012.
At first glance, email marketing campaigns may appear to be an ideal way to market your business: A business that engages in an email marketing campaign can...more
Full text copy of the 330-age US FTC ruling that POM Wonderful’s claims about the health benefits of drinking its pomegranate juice constitute false advertising.
From Courthouse News:
“Pom Wonderful makes deceptive...more
Full text copy of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decision dismissing POM Wonderful’s Latham Act false advertising claims against Coca-Cola for the labeling used to describe its Minute Maid Pomegranate Blueberry...more
The United States Department of Justice announced recently that Walgreens had agreed to settle federal False Claims Act allegations arising out of a prescription gift card program. The $9.2 million settlement concluded an...more
You may recall our earlier posts describing the gTLD process (see: The New gTLDs: Who, What and When).
ICANN’s process introduces new generic Top-Level-Domains (or gTLDs), expanding the domain name system from the...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
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