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A California Superior Court judge has dismissed with prejudice a privacy suit brought by California Attorney General Kamala Harris against Delta Airlines. The complaint, filed in December of 2012, alleged that Atlanta-based...more
Sighs of relief by class actions defendants following the denial of class certification in Hannaford may give way to renewed uncertainty now that a massive class, estimated by the plaintiffs’ lawyer to be more than a million...more
On March 11, 2013, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruled in Tyler v. Michaels Stores, Inc. that a retailer’s collection of ZIP codes while processing credit cards can violate Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 93, § 105(a), a...more
The Internet is widely used by organizations and individuals to communicate and conduct business globally. Courts are recognizing that traditional methods of serving pleadings and documents may not be sufficient when it comes...more
On February 26, 2013, the United States Supreme Court in Clapper v. Amnesty International adopted a demanding standard for Article III standing in privacy cases. Although the case addressed issues of Constitutional privacy,...more
Approved and Executed STIPULATION AND ORDER OF SETTLEMENT IN REGARD TO CHRISTOPHER FERGUSON:
Ferguson agrees to forfeit to the United States all funds in the Ferguson Account (the "Ferguson Account Funds") for disposition...more
LETTER addressed to Judge Kimba M. Wood from AUSA Sharon Cohen Levin dated 02/19/2013 re Christopher Ferguson Settlement Stipulation. ...more
STIPULATION AND ORDER OF SETTLEMENT IN REGARD TO CHRISTOPHER FERGUSON [Submitted 02/19/2013 for court approval by Hon. Judge Kimba M. Wood]
In This Issue:
The FTC and the Mobile Ecosystem: Enforcement Action, Report, and Educational Materials Released; Size Really Does Matter – At Least for Subway Sandwiches; Will Maryland Be the Next California?; CARU...more
Neutrogena recently defeated class certification in a case alleging violations of California’s false advertising laws and express warranty claims against the company in connection with the advertisement and sale of its...more
ENDORSED LETTER addressed to Judge Kimba M. Wood from Sharon Cohen Levin, Michael D. Lockard, and Jason H. Cowley dated 1/28/2013 re: The Government requests, with the consent of claimant/defendant Ferguson, an additional...more
Companies that accept online credit card payments should be keeping an ear very close to the ground for the California Supreme Court’s decision in Apple v. Superior Court (Krescent), expected within the next few weeks. ...more
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments next year on whether lawsuits against defective generic drugs can proceed in state court if they are not in violation of federal law.
In Mutual Pharmaceutical Co v. Bartlett,...more
ENDORSED LETTER addressed to Judge Kimba M. Wood from Jason H. Cowley dated 12/14/2012 re: Accordingly, the Government and defendant/claimant Ferguson jointly request that (a) Ferguson's memorandum in support of Lederer's...more
POKER GAMING ACT OF 2013 -- State of Texas Bill relating to the authorization and regulation of poker gaming and the duties of the Texas Lottery Commission; providing civil and criminal penalties. HB 292 Legislative Session:...more
This reinforces the significance of entities that receive warning letters timely responding to the FDA to provide an appropriate record for a court to evaluate if the FDA takes enforcement action at a future date.
EPIC Asks Court to Require Release of Documents About Body Scanner Radiation Risks
EPIC has filed a reply motion in EPIC v. DHS, No. 1:11-cv-01991-ABJ, a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for information, held by the...more
IN THIS NEWSLETTER:
*Mavrix Photo Ruling Says Significant Online Activity Sufficient to Justify California Suits Against Non-Resident Companies
*ICANN Rebuffs ANA’s Call to Cancel Unlimited Top-Level...more
Campmor, Inc., a successful online retailer of camping and outdoor equipment and customer of "online channel partner" Brulant, LLC, (now known as Rosetta) brought suit based on breach of contract, breach of warranty,...more
Is there really such a thing as "credentials" for purposes of testifying as an expert on search engine optimization (SEO)?
Of course not.
Campmor, Inc., a successful online retailer of camping and outdoor equipment...more
TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE
• Federal Issues
• Firm News
• E-Financial Services
• Criminal Enforcement Action
Federal Reserve Board Proposes...more
As previously reported on this blog, in January 2009, the Federal Trade Commission launched its latest challenge to the legality of reverse payment settlements in the pharmaceutical industry, this time directed at two...more
In December, citing the Communications Decency Act, 47 U.S.C. § 230 (the “CDA”), the Fourth Circuit upheld dismissal of defamation and related claims against a consumer review website featuring consumer posts regarding an...more
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