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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...
Since 2009, former student-athletes have been litigating the issue of whether the apparent commodification of student-athlete likenesses in video games entitles the athletes to compensation. Defendants in these lawsuits...more
North Carolina House Bill 683, known as the Commonsense Consumption Act (“Act”), became effective on October 1, 2013. The Act contains two main provisions. First, it provides that no city or county ordinance may prohibit the...more
Even though a Virginia bank properly terminated a bank teller and then warned bank employees not to discuss it, the bank still faced potential liability to the ex-teller for defamation when employees talked about it to...more
A Return to the Basics -
Reading, understanding and interpreting an insurance policy can get pretty complicated. Coverage, exclusions, definitions, notice requirements, time limits – every provision of a policy can be...more
In This Issue:
Do Your Homework; Repeated Sexual Abuse = Multiple Occurrences, Says New York’s Highest Court; 5th Circuit Holds Policy Covers EPA Suit; Competitor’s False Ad Suit Covered By Liability Policy; and...more
Arizona's restaurant scene is buzzing these days with last Friday's season finale of "Kitchen Nightmares". Just Google "Amy's Baking Company" and a proliferation of stories about the featured business appears, including a...more
Here at Law Law Land, there are a few pearls of wisdom we like to repeat — perhaps to a fault — just because they are so helpful and right. Copyright law doesn’t protect ideas, only the expressions of ideas. Being legally...more
Good news for companies that routinely record or monitor calls to or from California residents – the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal’s January 17 decision in Faulkner v. ADT Security Services, Inc. has made it harder for class...more
Last week the Ninth Circuit ruled on the issue of whether a business can be held liable under the California Invasion of Privacy Act, Cal. Penal Code § 632 (“CIPA”) for monitoring or recording its own customer service...more
On any given week, most of us are asked to sign at least one or two releases of liability for various sporting and recreational events. The Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District recently held those releases may...more
In This Issue:
- Written Contracts and the Statute of Limitations...Page 1
- Website Owners: Who is Liable for Third Party Postings on Your Website?...Page 2
- Business Tort Brings Sanctions...Page 3
Today we bring you Part Two of an article authored by our partner Ms. Emily Bayton and published by Law360 on October 16, 2012...
As an intellectual property lawyer and avid sports fan, I’m always interested in a case...more
Are retailers at risk in private surgeon general class actions? Often, their only conduct is putting a product on the shelf. They haven’t designed the product, much less had any input on the product labels or advertising. ...more
Travelers Property Casualty Company of America v. Charlotte Russe Holding, Inc., et al.
Court of Appeal, Second District (July 13, 2012)
Personal injury coverage under most CGL policies provides coverage for claims...more
Social media is great “word of mouth” advertising when things go right. It can also be a nightmare in damage control when things go wrong. Sometimes the unsatisfied customer just lets it rip fairly or unfairly.
The Ninth Circuit late last month upheld the dismissal of a proposed class action concerning alleged off-label marketing of the drug Actimmune. In re: Actimmune Marketing Litigation, Nos. 10-17237 and 10-17239 (9th Cir....more
The case of The Oglio Entertainment Group, Inc. v. Hartford Casualty Ins. Co., 200 Cal. App. 4th 573 (2011), analyzes the distinction between copying an advertising idea and copying a product that is advertised in the context...more
In what may represent a new wave in an interesting challenge to the viral nature of social media marketing, a recently filed putative class action asserts a right of publicity claim against Facebook in connection with the...more
A federal district court has ruled that Barnes & Noble, Amazon and Books-A-Million cannot be held liable for allegedly defamatory statements published on their websites in book descriptions supplied by a print-on-demand...more
In this issue: NARB: Staples Should Discontinue, Modify Use of “Like FREE” Claim; Privacy Legislation Hits Congress, Including Do-Not-Track Bill; Zip Code Is “Personal Information” Under California Law; Partridge Show Actress...more
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
In Farmers Ins. Exchange v. RNK, Inc., ___F.3d ____, 2011 WL 183969 (1st Cir. (Mass.) January 21, 2011), the First Circuit Court of Appeals held that a telephone equipment...more
Businesses are using Facebook fan pages and interactive ad campaigns to market their products and services on social media. One sided banner ads are making room for advertising that is more engaged with consumers. With this...more
Superior Court of Pennsylvania
In Telecommunications Network Design and Paradise Distributing, Inc. v. Brethren Mut. Ins. Co., ___ A.2d ___, 2010 WL 3294319 (Pa. Super. Aug. 23, 2010), the Superior Court of Pennsylvania...more
This volume summarizes related bodies of law – false advertising, commercial disparagement, and defamation – that govern the conduct of business communications. It sets forth elements, damages, and related defenses for each...more
Recent years have seen the growth of online data sources, such as online databases, ecommerce catalogs, and social networking sites, and associated services and applications. This growth has been accompanied by a...more