Polsinelli Podcasts - Be Careful What you Put in Writing - What Companies Need to Know About Document Retention
Jail Time for Revenge Porn Offenses?
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 3-Interview with Marie Patterson, Vice President of Marketing for Hiperos
What you need to know about Canada's new Anti-Spam Law (CASL)
Why Ending FCC Blackout Rules May Be Broadcast TV's Demise
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
Polsinelli Podcast - 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"
Polsinelli Podcast - Social Media at Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't?
Mattocks v. Black Entertainment Television LLC -
USDC, S.D. Florida, August 20, 2014 -
District court grants defendant BET summary judgment in suit brought by creator of Facebook Fan Page that promoted BET...more
Commercial general liability policies typically provide coverage for claims based on “personal and advertising injury.” Increasingly, enterprising insureds have invoked this coverage in connection with a variety of legal...more
As evidenced by the success and robust market capitalization of the consumer review site Yelp, Internet users are increasingly turning to "regular people" as a lodestar for whether to purchase goods or services. This is...more
On July 16, the New York State Bar Association’s Securities Regulation Committee held a meeting to discuss three of the recent developments in securities regulation. The first discussion focused on the Supreme Court’s June...more
In This Issue:
- Can You Keep a Secret? There’s an App for That
- Do Snapchat or Confide Produce “Documents” in the Eyes of the Law? What about Evidence?
- Implications on Securities Fraud and Employment Issues...more
District Court Improperly Limited Claim To Preferred Embodiment -
In GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LLC v. AGILIGHT, INC., Appeal No. 13-1267, the Federal Circuit reversed in part and affirmed in part summary judgments of...more
On May 27, 2014, an administrative law judge (ALJ) found ZPR Investment Management, Inc. (ZPRIM) and its former owner, Max Zavanelli, to have violated the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 for publishing misleading...more
It is fair to say that doctors trade on their reputations more so than most other professionals. When one relies on the doctor to ensure his or her health, and occasionally save a life, the import of such a choice often...more
On March 25, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a company has standing to assert a false advertising claim against a non-competitor under Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act if it can "show economic or reputational injury flowing...more
Today’s consumers depend on “crowd-sourced” review websites like Angie’s List and Yelp, which permit users to post and read reviews of goods and services. Businesses feel a corresponding pressure to encourage favorable...more
Applicant Successfully Avoids Fraud Claim by Consenting to Judgment on Abandonment Claim -
In a precedential opinion, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board granted the Applicant’s motion for entry of judgment on the...more
Judges in the Northern District of California can’t agree on what is required to state a claim under the “unlawful prong” of California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL). Judge Orrick’s recent decisions in a pair of food...more
The recent filing of an amicus brief by advertising watchdog Truth in Advertising Inc. (TINA) is a good reminder that, even where there are no objectors, class action settlements are subject to attack by third parties. The...more
Where product liability actions or government investigators have targeted a prescription drug, class actions follow alleging that patients are entitled to a refund of what they paid for the medicine. The theory of these...more
This week's post takes a look at the Seventh Circuit's recent decision in Addison Automatics, Inc. v. Hartford Casualty. Ins. Co. that sheds some light on the boundaries of the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), but does so by...more
A recent case in the Northern District of California against Gerber over alleged misbranding of its “stages” baby food products demonstrates the difficulty companies face in knocking out food misbranding cases at the motion...more
Last week, a New York federal court dismissed numerous claims against Frito-Lay North America, Inc. in a multidistrict class action over “all natural” labels on Frito-Lay products such as Tostitos, SunChips and Fritos Bean...more
A federal magistrate judge in New York has recommended that New York and California classes be certified to pursue injunctive and declaratory relief against Coca-Cola and Energy Brands for allegedly deceptive labeling of its...more
In Zhang v. Superior Court, __ Cal.3d __ (2013), the California Supreme Court held that Moradi-Shalal v. Fireman’s Fund Ins. Companies (1988) 46 Cal.3d 287 does not preclude insureds from maintaining a claim for violations of...more
In This Issue:
- Recent Significant Developments and Rulings
..Court Grants Preliminary Approval of Settlement in ConAgra’s “All Natural”
Potato Class Action
..“All Natural” Case Involving GMOs Stayed to...more
In this issue:
- Table Of Contents
- Table Of Authorities
- I. Introduction.
- II. Texas Citizens Participation Act: What is it?
- A. Background and Enactment of the TCPA.
The Delaware Supreme Court recently held that the dismissal of a shareholder derivative suit by a California federal court had a preclusive effect on a substantially similar suit pending in the Delaware Chancery Court against...more
Defendant Brulant moves in limine to preclude the testimony of Brian Cooper, Plaintiff Campmor’s expert witness on search engine optimization (“SEO”). The Court held a Daubert hearing on April 10, 2013. The motion is denied....more
Per Kenneth White, blogger at Popehat.com: http://www.popehat.com/2013/04/19/victory-for-blogger-patterico-in-free-speech-case/ :
"Patrick Frey, also known as Patterico, has been living under the cloud of a frivolous,...more
According to a recently-published PricewaterhouseCoopers report, corporate executives are being named in an alarmingly high percentage of securities class action filings. In 2012, 94 percent of such filings explicitly named...more
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