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
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"
Polsinelli Podcast - Social Media at Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't?
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?
In three nearly-identical unpublished opinions, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of three separate class actions brought under California's Shine the Light Law.1 The Ninth...more
Site Allows Consumers to Stop Mobile Tracking -
Don’t want to be tracked by retail stores while physically shopping? There’s a site for that.
Retailers use tracking information to collect data about how shoppers...more
A recent proposed settlement in Massachusetts may signal readiness on the part of retailers to end so-called “ZIP code” litigation. In 2011, customers of the arts and crafts retailer Michaels Stores Inc. filed a proposed...more
On January 24, 2014, in a case filed against Facebook by German consumer protection association VZBV, the Berlin Court of Appeal (“Court”) upheld a lower court ruling that Facebook’s “Friend Finder” function is unlawful. The...more
CaptureIn Graboff v. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania found that the defendant’s statement was not defamatory but was a false light invasion of privacy (“false light”). The...more
High Court Judge Mr Justice Michael Tugendhat has declared in the case Vidal-Hall & Ors v Google Inc.  EWHC 13 (QB) (16 January 2014) that infamous U.S. corporation Google Inc. (‘Google’) will face the scrutiny of the...more
In its recent decision in Windmill Nursing Pavilion v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., 2013 IL. App. (1st) 122431, the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, had occasion to consider the scope of products-completed operations...more
With the new year underway, we take a look back at some of the intellectual property-related highlights of 2013. Not only did the federal copyright and trademark agencies face a full-blown government shutdown this past year,...more
A recent shift in 2nd Circuit law may lead to a rise in class actions under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). See Bank v. Independence Energy Grp. LLC, 736 F.3d 660 (2d Cir. 2013). After a 2012 Supreme Court case...more
On January 16, 2014, the English High Court of Justice issued reasons in Vidal-Hall v. Google Inc. relating to an appeal of a Master’s decision to allow Google to be served outside of the jurisdiction in relation to claims...more
Good Faith Belief in a Consumer’s Consent Found to be Valid Defense to TCPA Claim -
Despite a material question about whether the defendant had express consent to contact the plaintiff, a California federal court judge...more
In December, the Second Circuit cleared the way for plaintiffs to bring TCPA class actions in New York federal courts by holding that a New York state law prohibition on class actions for recovery of statutory damages was no...more
By all accounts, the number of class action lawsuits brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act against companies communicating by telephone, text, and fax has exploded in recent years. These lawsuits—which rely on...more
In the latest development in the Google Street View case, the Ninth Circuit once again upheld the lower court’s decision that Google’s collection of unencrypted Wi-Fi does not fit within an exception to the Wiretap Act that...more
Just in time for the holidays, the Second Circuit’s recent decision in Bank v. Independence Energy Group LLC has dropped a lump of coal in the business community’s stocking. In this case, the “lump of coal” is an open door to...more
On Dec. 10, 2013, the New York Court of Appeals resoundingly reaffirmed the important public policy underlying the New York statutory scheme that allows New York journalists to preserve the anonymity of their confidential...more
Litigation under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) has skyrocketed in recent years, with an estimated eighty percent of all cases filed in or transferred to federal court under the statute occurring in the past...more
After two failed calls in the Eastern District of New York, the Second Circuit last week opened the line for one TCPA plaintiff to plead his case.
On March 12, 2013, Judge William F. Kuntz II of the Eastern District of...more
Have you ever considered whether your company has a right to use an employee’s e-mail communications with his or her attorney conveyed through your company’s system? A company’s defense in an employment lawsuit can be...more
The art of communication has changed considerably over the past few years. Rather than in-person or telephonic, the majority of communications in today’s business world are electronically transmitted. Likewise, professional...more
On November 5, 2013, a California federal district court preliminarily approved a revised coupon-based class action settlement agreement between plaintiffs and OfficeMax (see Order Granting Preliminary Approval of Revised...more
On October 22, 2013, in The Zodiac Group, Inc. v. Axis Surplus Insurance Co., the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court’s dismissal of The Zodiac Group’s (Zodiac’s) claim against...more
On November 4, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States declined to review the Ninth Circuit’s approval of Facebook’s $9.5 million privacy class action settlement, which, with the exception of attorneys’ fees and “modest...more
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review a case challenging the fairness of a cy pres settlement of a class action against Facebook related to Facebook’s “Beacon” program that was launched in late 2007. Although the...more
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