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Social Media At Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't? PODCAST - Inside Law
AP Scandal Demonstrates Need for Federal Shield Law to Protect Reporters
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...
How to Protect Your Company From Hackers
Two Key Elements Every Social Media Policy Should Include
Free Nationwide WiFi: Myths & Facts
Attorney Michelle Cohen: Increased Federal Enforcement of Mobile Commerce in 2013
Jeff Ifrah on the Historic Legalization of Online Gaming in New Jersey
Can Virginia Block Non-Residents from FOIA Requests? Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments
FCC to Create Free National Super WiFi Network? Not Anytime Soon—Dana Frix
Corporate Law Report: Managing Cyber Risks, BYOD, Obama's NLRB Crisis, Iran Sanctions, and More
Corporate Law Report: U.S. Manufacturing, Social Media, Online Endorsements, Hart Scott Rodino, More
Former Congressman Steve Bartlett Joins the LEVICK Team
Corporate Law Report: Economic Espionage Act, Top FCPA Enforcement Actions, Trademark Audits, and More
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Corporate Law Report: Cybersecurity, CEO Social Media, New Workplace Laws, Healthcare Reform in 2013
Direct investment in renewable energy projects has been an anticipated financing option among editorialists and bloggers the past year, and seems to finally be gaining traction in the United States....more
After a pause of more than a year, the CPUC has revived its effort to determine whether and how it will conduct environmental review of certain telecommunications projects under the California Environmental Quality Act...more
On Monday, Texas’s Second District Court of Appeals partially affirmed a District Court order allowing Range Resources Corporation’s (“Range”) defamation and business disparagement claims against a landowner to...more
In the August 2010 issue of the Earth Matters newsletter, we provided recommendations for incorporating transparency into “green” marketing efforts based on the “Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims” (the...more
In This Issue:
- Making Solar Power More Affordable for New Yorkers
- Fracking Moratorium Leads to Termination of Oil and Gas Leases
- New Water Withdrawl Permit Requirements
- Update on Federal Trade...more
Last week the Ninth Circuit held that utility poles are not “point sources” of stormwater discharge nor “associated with industrial activity,” and therefore do not require an NPDES permit to comply with the Clean Water Act....more
In This Article:
Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan; and Yukon...more
In Episode 92 of The Wendel Forum (originally aired on March 16, 2013, on 960 KNEW AM radio), show moderator Dick Lyons, co-founder of Wendel Rosen’s sustainable business practice group, welcomes Gary Barker, founder and CEO...more
In Episode 91 of The Wendel Forum (originally aired on March 9, 2013, on 960 KNEW AM radio), show moderator Dick Lyons, co-founder of Wendel Rosen’s sustainable business practice group, welcomes Michael Funk. Funk is a...more
Originally published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on February 28, 2013.
National Public Radio recently ran a series on "sustainable" seafood claims which raised concern regarding the validity of certain...more
Everyone is “going green.” From recycling to reduced packaging, consumers want products they perceive to be environmentally friendly. But what do those “green” claims really mean?
The Federal Trade Commission March 6, 2013, approved final orders C-4385 and C-4386 settling charges that two paint manufacturers made false and unsubstantiated claims that some of their paints contained zero volatile organic...more
In This Article:
Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan; and Yukon....more
Communications Law: The Relentless Pursuit of Broadband Competition -
As the Obama administration enters its second term, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) is one of many federal agencies likely...more
In This Issue:
- 'I Was Wrong’ How One Activist’s Apology Changes The GMO Debate
- What’s Next From The CFPB
- Former Congressman Steve Bartlett Joins Levick
- Activist Investors IN 2013: “Success Begets...more
In this issue:
- It’s Easier Being Green
- Off-Label Marketing Protected by First Amendment
- Understanding New Restrictions on Advertising GI Bill Benefits
- FTC Looks at "The Big Picture"
In This Issue:
Hotel Web Sites Receive Warning Letters From the FTC; Not So Lucky? Jeans Brand to Pay $10M to Settle Text Message Suit; NAD: Environmental Claims for Cookware Products Are Overstated; Another “Natural”...more
California Penal Code § 594 defines vandalism as defacing another’s property with graffiti “or other inscribed material,” or damaging or destroying another’s property. To be convicted of...more
In This Issue:
- The Skinny: What's New?
- So Who Now Has the Strictest Standards in the Land (World)?
- Where the US Guide is Less Extensive
- US Coming on Board with Other Guidelines
- Green Advertising...more
Results of California’s first cap-and-trade carbon auction are in and the results are mixed.
The auction was for carbon permits that permit greenhouse gas emitting businesses the right to release carbon into the air. Each...more
If You Make Any Environmental Claims About Or Use Certification Marks on Products or for Services…The FTC has News for You.
On October 1, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission issued its revised Guides for the Use of...more
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently adopted revised Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims (“Green Guides”). The 2012 Green Guides, which modify a 1998 version, are not binding regulations but are...more
Yesterday, California voters rejected Proposition 37, the Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act by 53 percent to 47 percent.
The voter initiative would have required labeling of most foods with genetically...more
Fifth in a Series of Articles
Last week’s article in this series noted that there is significant support in the law of corporate governance for companies pursuing a double bottom line, i.e. pursuing profit while doing...more
The City of Los Angeles took another step towards granting exclusive franchises for commercial trash hauling within the City, franchises that would also cover large apartment complexes. Under a plan approved by two City...more
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