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Bill on Bankruptcy: Trustees Sleep Easy after High Court Ruling
Could This Law School Ranking Unseat US News?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Kodak Plan Bumps the Debt, Craters Stock
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
Bill on Bankruptcy: Easterbrook Turns the Tide on Student Loans
Bill on Bankruptcy: Stockton May Win the Battle, Lose the War
Buchheit: Cyprus Could Need a Second Bailout
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sigmund Freud, Marx Brothers, Bernie Madoff
Craft Beer Boom in Michigan
Law Prof: I May File Law School Ethics Charges
Monster Energy Drink Accused of Teen Death
A New World for Mortgage Banking – What You Need to Know About the CFPB’s Final Mortgage Servicing Rules
Beware of Notarios
What’s Next from the CFPB
Weekly Brief: Lawyers Laid Off After Foreclosure Settlement
Dean: There's No Oversupply of Lawyers
Jennifer Abril on The Story of Fragrances
Top 3 Concerns in Data Security
Weekly Brief: Will Congress Garnish Paychecks to Repay Student Loans?
McEntee: Law Schools Should Cut Enrollment 50%
In this issue:
- Venable Welcomes Randy Miller
- FTC Survey Estimates Fraud Affected 25.6 Million Americans in 2011
- New Florida Law May Axe Charitable Promos, Cause Marketing Campaigns
- What to...more
“Cramming” – while it sounds like the experience of being in the middle row of a cross-country flight – actually refers to unauthorized charges on phone bills. Residential and business telecommunications customers have...more
Financial services firms now routinely contract outside companies to market new services that these institutions did not develop internally, such as investment and insurance options. More than ever, third parties are...more
On 24 January 2013, the Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee of the European Parliament endorsed a new Regulation 5129/2013/EC setting out customs procedures for goods suspected of infringing intellectual...more
In This Issue:
Duracell Battery Class Action Lawsuit; Class Action Settlement Seeks To “Stop” GameStop’s Allegedly Deceptive Marketing Practices; Commercial Email with Falsified or Misrepresented Header Information...more
On April 4, the FTC released complaints filed recently against two operations allegedly engaged in deceptive auto loan modification schemes. According to the FTC, the two companies and several related individuals instructed...more
About 75,000 victims of a work-from-home scam have received refunds of the money they paid courtesy of the FTC. This scam offered an online work-from-home opportunity where the victims were sold access to job listings. The...more
EPIC Files Complaint, Urges FTC to Investigate Verizon's Recent Changes to Privacy Practices
EPIC filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission charging that Verizon Wireless has engaged in unfair and deceptive...more
In my prior articles I’ve reviewed the dramatic changes in the law of late, where New Jersey courts have applied the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (“CFA”) in any number of circumstances beyond the consumer context. ...more
Sometimes a green drop is just a green drop.
Last week, the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, dismissed a purported class action against the owners of Fiji Water, finding as a matter of law that the...more
Class action complaint against Jimmy Carter and Simon & Schuster regarding Palestine: Peace not Apartheid on the ground that the book contains demonstrable falsehoods, omissions, and knowing misrepresentations designed to...more
The U.S. PTO has asked for commentary from the public about a hazily defined concept -- "trademark bullying."
But we know what they mean.
The Commission brings this securities fraud action against Goldman, Sachs & Co. (“GS&Co”) and a GS&Co employee, Fabrice Tourre(“Tourre”), for making materially misleading statements and omissions in connection with a...more
In the recently issued decision Princess Cruise Lines, LTD v. Superior Court, plaintiffs sued Princess Cruise Lines, Ltd. (“Princess”) over charges added to the price of shore excursions taken during a cruise. They alleged...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
*Alan Brunswick, L. Peter Parcher, Lee Phillips and Jordan Yospe Named to The Hollywood Reporter’s Power Lawyers Top 100
*Officials Say Craigslist Still Hosts Sex Ads
*FTC Testifies About Efforts to...more
Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Third Amended Complaint premised upon inviability of causes of action and prior dismissals in prior cases....more
During times of disaster many use the term “price gouging” as an epithet to describe and condemn seemingly large price increases for basic necessities. Many states have latched on to this epithet and enacted laws...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
*FTC Announces Record Telemarketing Fraud Sweep
*Craigslist and eBay in Court Over Online Classified Ad Sites
*Study Finds Comcast and Cox Obstruct File-Sharing
*MySpace Wins $230 Million Award Against...more
Motion to dismiss New Jersey portion of the notorious "Honda bribery scandal" litigation that eventually was settled as part of a nationwide Multi-District Litigation proceeding.
This motion, much of which focused on the...more
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