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Bill on Bankruptcy: Delaware Garners Almost All Big Chapter 11s
Bill on Bankruptcy: Listening in the Dark at the NCBJ
Dean: Law Schools Use Merit Scholarships To Boost Rankings
Dean: Law Firms 'Support' NYLS's 2 Year Degree Program
Bill on Bankruptcy: LightSquared, the Battle among Hedge Funds
Bill on Bankruptcy: Appeals Court Changes the Law on Fraud
Bill on Bankruptcy: Make-Whole Premiums, Lehman, ResCap
Rice: Banking Lobby Won't Let New Glass-Steagall Bill Pass
Bar President: 3Ls Should Get Paid for Internships
Bill on Bankruptcy: Lawyers Must Disclose What Clients Pay
NALP: 18-Year Low for Law Grad Employment
Is Edward Snowden a Whistleblower?
Unique Privacy Concerns for Mobile Apps
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
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
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
On November 13, the CFPB filed an amicus brief in a Second Circuit case stemming from efforts of the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) to crack down on lenders offering allegedly illegal payday loans. Certain...more
In May 2013, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) took the unprecedented step of naming Craig Zucker in an administrative complaint against Maxfield and Oberton Holdings, LLC, the manufacturer of Buckyballs®, in...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
Nov. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia asks Bloomberg News bankruptcy columnist Bill Rochelle how he responded when the lights went out during his luncheon keynote speech at the annual convention of the National...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
We use the same methodology, that Ecofin-Oecd apply for projecting expenditure in the medium-long term, to reconstruct expenditure in the medium-long past.
It is possible to compare the effective expenditure with the...more
On October 17, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted the CFPB’s motion to dismiss an attorney and service provider’s lawsuit challenging the authority of the CFPB. The court declined to exercise...more
A Washington, D.C. federal district court has dismissed the lawsuit filed by Morgan Drexen against the CFPB that alleged the Bureau’s structure was unconstitutional because it violated the Constitution’s separation of powers....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
The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) may take direct and indirect actions against online tribal lenders, Judge Richard Sullivan of the Southern District of New York held in a ruling last week. The decision is...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
California has moved one step closer towards amending its Constitution to create a presumption of harm whenever personal data is shared without a consumer’s express opt-in, a change that would clear a significant hurdle to...more
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
NFLPA Investigates Buccaneers on MRSA Issue
by Anthony Caruso on September 11, 2013
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may be in hot water over whether the team communicated the outbreak of MRSA - a dangerous bacteria resistant...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
On September 3, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois dismissed a class action complaint arising from a credit card “skimming” attack suffered by Barnes & Noble in 2012. U.S. District Judge John...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
The head of the CFPB, Richard Cordray, was initially appointed by a recess appointment which has generated speculation as to its validity and resulted in certain court actions. Mr. Cordray’s appointment was subsequently...more
Earlier today, the CFPB published a “Notice of Ratification” in the Federal Register in response to concerns about the legal validity of its actions during the period that Director Richard Cordray served as recess appointee. ...more