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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...
Jeffrey M. Stein, D.D.S., M.S.D., P.A., et al. v. Buccaneers Limited Partnership, No. 8:13-cv-02136-SDM-AEP (Oct. 24, 2013).
Three dentists, a pest control service and two other alleged recipients of unsolicited faxes...more
Ibope chooses a group of homes at random to represent the population to obtain data on TV viewers to later report to broadcasters. As reported by Mexican business journal “El Economista“, TV Azteca, second largest...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held in Patriotic Veterans v. Indiana that the state’s automatic dialing-announcing device (ADAD) statute is not preempted by provisions that govern prerecorded calls and...more
FTC Settles Over “Made in the U.S.A.” Claims -
Back in business after the government shutdown, the Federal Trade Commission recently announced a settlement involving products falsely advertised as “Made in the U.S.A.”...more
We recently discussed the growing conflict in the Northern District of California over whether plaintiffs need to plead reliance to state a claim under the “unlawful prong” of California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL). Judge...more
On October 17, 2013, a federal district court judge in New Jersey dismissed a putative class action against Weight Watchers International, Inc. (Weight Watchers) alleging that Weight Watchers misrepresented the calorie...more
Fourth Circuit "Likes" First Amendment Protection for Social Media Speech -
A Facebook "like" is speech protected by the First Amendment, the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled, reversing a federal court...more
On October 7, 2013, a Missouri federal court judge held that a class action plaintiff that alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) lacked standing to seek coverage under the defendant’s insurance...more
In This Presentation:
•What Principles Apply?
•Some Basic Economics
•The Traditional “Social Compact” in Telecommunications
•Does IP Technology Change the Analysis?
•The Duty for All of Us
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently ruled that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) does not violate the First Amendment by requiring robocallers to identify themselves when making calls....more
A U.S. district judge in Washington D.C. refused on Wednesday to stop the government from requiring labels on packages of beef, pork, poultry and lamb sold in U.S. stores to include more specific information about the meat’s...more
On August 28, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit published an opinion, previously under seal, in which it held that provisions of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) requiring all automated telephone...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
Plaintiff received multiple unwanted texts generated by the automatic telephone dialing system of Defendants. Plaintiff filed a class action complaint alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”),...more
The Supreme Court announced yesterday that next term it will consider what is required to establish standing to sue for false advertising under Section 43(a)(1)(B) of the Lanham Act, an issue that has long clouded the case...more
Supreme Court to Consider Lanham Act Standing -
What factors should determine standing to sue for false advertising under the Lanham Act?
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to answer that question in a case from...more
On January 16, 2013, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a final ruling in a case about the advertisements for POM Wonderful LLC's 100% Pomegranate Juice and POMx supplements....more
SPECIAL FOCUS: CFPB -
The Dodd-Frank Act provides that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") may take action against certain persons who engage in unfair, deceptive or abusive acts or practices....more
Following the California Supreme Court’s lead in Kwikset that “labels matter,” the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that “price advertisements matter.” In Hinojos v. Kohl’s, the Ninth Circuit reversed the...more
The Ninth Circuit has held that allegations a consumer was misled into purchasing merchandise based on false advertising that the items had been marked down from a fictitious “original” price are sufficient to confer standing...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 FDA announced that it is conducting an investigation into the use of caffeine in foods and beverages. Since the FDA’s announcement, the energy drink industry has continued to receive significant media attention. On May 6,...more
Plaintiff filed suit, placing at issue allegedly unsolicited faxes sent in violation of the TCPA. At issue was the applicable statute of limitations. Defendant’s argued that the Illinois two-year statute governing claims...more
The paper is about a new stream called Gamification. Gamification has both risks & chances in its' concept for mankind. İt can be used to help you do daily jobs by having fun and on the other hand it can be used to...more
Though the TCPA is a federal statute, until recently, a split of authority existed as to whether federal district courts could exercise original federal question jurisdiction over TCPA claims. This was due to the fact that...more