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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...
Purchasers of prescription medications often file class actions in large, multidistrict litigation alleging that they were defrauded by manufacturers. In these actions, patients, many of whom disclaim any physical injury,...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
“When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’”
While perhaps not as far down the rabbit hole as Alice was, the Courts within the...more
On July 15, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released proposed rules implementing sections of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) and the FDA's new authority to protect the...more
Over the past several years, consumers have no doubt seen an increase in “gluten-free” representations on food labels and restaurant menus. But what does “gluten-free” really mean and why is it important? After years of...more
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved and published its amended Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) regulations on telemarketing calls, many of which go into effect in 2013. These updates to the TCPA...more
Draft Regulations recognize CASL should not apply to ”regular business communications”
Industry Canada has published long-awaited draft Regulations that would lessen the impact of Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) on...more
On December 6, 2012, the California attorney general filed suit against Delta Airlines for failing to provide mobile application users with adequate notice of its privacy practices. According to the complaint, the "Fly...more
The CFPB announced that on December 3, 2012, it filed a second action in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California seeking to shut down an alleged mortgage modification scam....more
At the end of 2010, Canada enacted strict anti-spam legislation (the “Act”) relating to the sending of electronic messages, as well as to other aspects of online commercial activity. Implementation of the Act has been delayed...more
In This Issue:
Is This Lawsuit Bananas?; Judge Approves $22.5M Google Settlement; Stay in School: Cranberry Industry Fights to Keep Juice in Schools; and This Symbol Means Something.
In re Matter of Rules and Regulations Implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991; SoundBite Communications, Inc. Petition for Expedited Declaratory Ruling, CG Docket No. 02-278 (Nov. 29, 2012)
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
Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission issued a declaratory ruling clarifying that sending a follow-up text-message confirming a consumer’s opt-out from receiving future texts does not itself violate the Telephone...more
On November 19, the CFPB announced that it issued warning letters to about a dozen nonbank mortgage lenders and brokers regarding advertisements targeted towards older Americans and veterans that may violate the Mortgage Acts...more
In late October, Senators Dick Durbin and Richard Blumenthal sent a letter to the FDA urging for tougher regulation of energy drinks. The letter was prompted by news reports that the FDA has recently received five adverse...more
In This Issue:
- 1 Advertising Law News
- 21 Consumer Protection News
- 22 Social Media News
- 24 Focus on Food
- 30 Cosmetics/Drugs/Product Safety/Regulatory
- 32 Quebec News
- 33 Privacy News
October was an active month in the Ninth Circuit for actions under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). In our client alert last week, we discussed the Ninth Circuit's October 12, 2012, decision in Meyer v. Portfolio...more
The beat (cop) goes on. Since the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau's (CFPB) first enforcement action on July 18, 2012 ordering Capital One to pay $210 million for deceptive marketing tactics, the CFPB has dominated...more
If a haunted house or trick-or-treating was your scariest experience last week, you must not be one of the 100 mobile application developers who received a notice of non-compliance from California Attorney General Kamala D....more
Opening up a potential new enforcement risk for all providers of apps, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced on October 30 that she is sending notices to up to 100 providers of mobile apps claiming that their...more
On October 29, 2012 the Privacy Commissioners of Canada, Alberta and British Columbia published a detailed guidance document on privacy considerations for developing mobile apps.
All mobile app developers and all...more
In Chesbro v. Best Buy Stores, LP, No. 11-35784, 2012 WL 4902839 (9th Cir. Oct. 17, 2012), the Ninth Circuit reversed the Western District of Washington’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Best Buy Stores, LP ("Best Buy")...more
Companies that run websites must comply with laws and rules requiring the maintenance of personal privacy. While federal requirements such as those applicable to financial privacy and children’s privacy gain significant...more
A merchant's prerecorded courtesy calls that provide reward program information to a customer enrolled in the program violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) if the customer has not consented to the calls, the...more