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?
On July 14, a national bank, numerous related companies, and several of their third-party collection vendors agreed to pay $75 million to resolve class claims that the bank and other parties violated the TCPA by using an...more
It has been a busy month at the Department of Transportation, with the DOT finally releasing its long-anticipated proposed rule on Transparency of Airline Ancillary Fees and Other Consumer Protection Issues, better known as...more
The CFPB continues to ramp up its enforcement actions and its collaboration with state AG offices as part of the new “Operation Mis-Modification.”
The CFPB, the FTC and fifteen states announced a series of lawsuits...more
Suit Seeks To Include E-Mail Address Under Song-Beverly Protections -
First zip codes, now e-mail addresses?
According to a new complaint filed in California federal court against Express Fashion Apparel, LLC,...more
In this issue:
- Copyright: The Often-Overlooked Brand Protection Tool
- Ninth Circuit Frees Taco Bell from TCPA Suit
- Operation Choke Point's Unintended Consequences
- FTC Chops Plastic Lumber...more
It is a very common practice. Drug sales reps visit a client, usually a hospital, a clinic or a doctor, with the sole purpose of selling a drug or medical device. That is the primary way a doctor learns about a drug or...more
Consumers frequently reveal personal information about themselves through a variety of daily online and offline activities. For fashion designers and retailers, this consumer information represents a valuable tool to...more
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently promulgated two much-anticipated draft guidance documents on the use of social media to present information about prescription drugs and medical devices. The draft guidance...more
The first draft guidance discusses how drug and medical device companies may promote their products using character space limited social media (e.g., Twitter) and Internet advertisements (e.g., Google search engine...more
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed class certification in a case brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 47 U.S.C. § 227 et seq. Pennsylvania-based distributor Lake City Industrial Products...more
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently affirmed a US District Court for the Central District of California decision dismissing a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) claim. The Ninth Circuit agreed with...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently approved an additional method for website operators and mobile application ("app") developers to obtain parental consent to collect identifying information from children. It also...more
Will it happen? Well, “if it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck then its probably a duck”. All the indications are that the Regulation will happen. We have to assume it will. This echoes the...more
The FTC has issued three new FAQs clarifying the “verifiable parental consent” requirements under the COPPA Rule.
In one of the revised FAQs, the FTC reiterates that the COPPA Rule’s list of parental consent methods is...more
As technology continues to evolve, so do the ways in which patients and healthcare providers obtain information pertaining to medical products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Thomas Abrams, Director of...more
In a recent unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the court opened the door for private parties, including competitors, to bring false advertising and misrepresentation claims under the Lanham Act even if the product labels...more
Data protection issues for Google in Italy are not over. The Italian Data Protection Authority (DPA) has now challenged their privacy information notice requiring – among others – an express consent from users to their...more
Some clarification and a bit more flexibility was forthcoming late last week from the Federal Trade Commission to help ease compliance with the “new” COPPA.
In its recent update to three FAQs in Section H (Verifiable...more
On June 17, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) issued two draft guidance documents, providing recommendations for two types of communication over internet and social media platforms. The first...more
The FTC has updated its guidance regarding compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Amendments to its Frequently Asked Questions reveal a softened position on using credit cards to verify parental...more
Three recently issued draft guidance documents (Draft Guidances) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) are designed to assist manufacturers in product communications via social media and other interactive...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) modified guidelines it issues to developers who make apps specifically for children. App developers have taken advantage of the soaring lucrative app market aimed at a younger audience that...more
The FTC’s July 10, 2014 complaint filed against Amazon has left app developers with concerns about how to make apps that target kids and still comply with the law. The complaint, brought under Section 5(a) of the FTC Act,...more
In this issue:
- Cooking up Trouble with Crowdfunding?
- FTC Schools L'Oreal USA's "Youth Code" Claims
- Will 2014 Retool the New Lanham Act?
- Upcoming Events
- Excerpt from Cooking up...more
Ninth Circuit Finds No TCPA Vicarious Liability for Taco Bell for Texts Sent By Franchisee -
On July 2, 2014, the Ninth Circuit issued an unpublished decision in Thomas v. Taco Bell Corp. that is certain to give heart...more
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