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Following the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's investigation into the alleged fraudulent practices of a debt relief company, the CFPB and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced the...more
On May 7, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced mail and wire fraud charges against a debt settlement firm, its owner, and three of its employees. ...more
Once again, the FTC has completed a major enforcement action against the illegal use of robocalls, a form of prerecorded, computerized telemarketing calls. This time, the action resulted in a $1.1 million civil penalty...more
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BILL NUMBER : S.B. No. 51
AUTHOR : Wright
TOPIC : Internet gambling.
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A divided panel of the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has thrown out the conviction of a pharmaceutical sales representative who marketed a narcolepsy drug for so-called off-label uses not approved by the Food and Drug...more
Legal Links of Interest for the week ending October 12, 2012
by Steven Getman
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Attorney Steven Getman notes some of the stories about the law and lawyers in the news this past week:
Consumers don't have legal rights to control how their personal data is shared. A study from Stanford University found supposedly anonymous data collected on personal web browsers were gathered and then sold. ...more
Attorney Steven Getman reports that New York State residents may soon have new safeguards against intrusive telemarketing calls.
The New York State Senate gave final legislative passage on Wednesday (June 13) to a bill that...more
Abbott Laboratories (Abbott), an Illinois company, will pay over $1.6 billion in penalties to the federal government and several states related to its alleged illegal promotion of the prescription drug Depakote for off-label...more
Last week McDonald’s Corp. and Walgreen Co. notified customers that their personal information had been compromised by hackers. The hackers appear to have targeted an email provider subcontracted to a marketing firm used by...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
*Top Brand Integration Lawyer Joins Manatt In Los Angeles
*EU Wants Better Code of Conduct for Video Games
*NJ Court Requires Subpoena for Internet User Data
*Slim-Fast Sues Slimquick
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