Stefan Hankin on Online Harassment
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Blecker: GM Recalls Show Need for Harsher Penalties for "Red Collar" Criminals
Polsinelli Podcast - FDA Proposed Changes to Food Labels and What it May Mean for Manufacturers
Manufacturers, Importers and Retailers Must Take Action Following DTSC Reveal of Priority Products
Doing Business in California, Proposition 65, the California Green Chemical Initiative and the Rigid Plastic Packaging Regulations
Polsinelli Podcast - Food Safety Modernization Act
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
As fraud continues to cost the UK economy billions each year, bank customers are now looking to the banks to cover their losses. What steps should banks take to defend themselves against such claims?
Data protection breaches of health related sensitive data might occur through a mere video scanning an individual’s face according to a recent research....more
In April of this year, the FBI issued a Private Industry Notification (PIN) to the health care industry warning of the “likely increase [in] cyber intrusions against health care systems.” In the same month, and into June of...more
On August 12, Manhattan District Attorney (DA) Cyrus Vance, Jr. announced the indictment of twelve payday lending companies and related individuals for allegedly engaging in criminal usury by making high interest payday loans...more
Restaurant chain Applebee’s has joined other businesses such as Overstock.com, Hilton, Capitol One, and Bass Pro Shops as defendants in purported class action lawsuits alleging that they illegally recorded calls to or from...more
In a shot across the bow of online payday lenders who allegedly disregard state law where their borrowers reside, a New York County grand jury recently voted a criminal usury and conspiracy indictment against 12 companies...more
..On the right track? Google reportedly will be testing a new method of targeting mobile users, one which connects the company’s mobile web tracking mechanisms with its mobile app tracking mechanisms, thereby allowing Google...more
It was widely reported yesterday in The New York Times and elsewhere that a sophisticated Russian crime ring was holding a massive cache of stolen Internet credentials. According to the private security firm Hold Security, a...more
Three Senate Democrats recently introduced a bill that seeks to hold company executives of a product maker or seller criminally liable for knowingly "failing to inform and warn of serious dangers" associated with a product....more
Depending on whom you ask, Operation Choke Point has a promising future ahead of it – or will soon be history.
The controversial initiative by the Department of Justice (DOJ) is intended to limit certain lenders and...more
It’s been open season on financial institutions since the 2008-2009 financial crisis (“Financial Crisis”). State and federal prosecutors and regulators are competing with each other for press coverage of their latest consent...more
According to the French Data Protection Authority’s (“CNIL”) recently issued activity report for 2013, the CNIL was especially busy in 2013. The main topics addressed by the CNIL in 2013 were the creation of a national...more
The Internet of Things is expected to lead to 50 billion connected devices by 2020 collecting and exchanging personal data about their users, their lives, their preferences and tastes. This will lead not only to relevant data...more
On June 23, the DOJ released a transcript of a message delivered by Attorney General Eric Holder in which he pledged to continue investigations of financial institutions “that knowingly facilitate consumer scams, or that...more
FDA clarifies its stance on cheese making.
On June 13, the FDA issued a clarification stating it “does not have a new policy banning the use of wooden shelves in cheese-making, nor is there any requirement in effect...more
July 1, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Robert Blecker, professor of law at New York Law School, talks with Lee Pacchia about the recently released internal investigation into the failure to report a problem with ignition switches on...more
On June 19, the CFPB and the DOJ announced parallel enforcement actions against a federal savings bank that allegedly violated ECOA in the offering of credit card debt-repayment programs and allegedly engaged in deceptive...more
The Federal Trade Commission recently announced that it has entered into a settlement with one of the nation’s largest credit repair companies and its owners for alleged violations of the Credit Repair Organizations Act...more
It is seen as the cost of doing business. It may be illegal, but is also highly profitable, so why stop?
That seems to be the attitude of many pharmaceutical companies – and the latest proof of that comes in the form...more
GMA, others say 2009 FDA guidance on use of the term “evaporated cane juice” has caused chaos in food industry.
In 2009, the FDA told manufacturers not to use the term “evaporated cane juice” on the grounds that the...more
With the recent high-profile recalls involving Toyota and GM, auto suppliers are anticipating a spike in recalls and asking themselves how to prepare for this inevitability.
As a start, auto suppliers need to...more
On April 8 the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that a debt settlement company and its owner pled guilty to fraud charges, resolving the first criminal case referred to the DOJ by the CFPB. The...more
The CFPB’s first publicly announced criminal referral has resulted in the entry of guilty pleas by a debt settlement company and its principal, according to a Reuters report. The referral, which was made to the U.S. Attorney...more
On March 19, New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky called on banking regulators to assess whether they are doing enough, particularly with regard to enforcement, to deter or...more
Last Thursday, the Senate Economics Reference Committee (SERC) conducted a hearing in relation to the Ticket Scalping in Australia inquiry in Sydney. The inquiry, launched with little fanfare in the lead up to Christmas last...more
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