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Belgian media recently reported the story of a minor having lost large sums of money by playing a strategy game on his iPad.
It concerned a strategy game with the aim of building a medieval city and an army, for which...more
On February 11, 2015 the Federal Trade Commission announced that it had accepted a $9.5 million settlement in a case brought against a sweepstakes operator for violating a previous FTC order. The settlement also permanently...more
The Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) announced last week that a former insurance agent has received a prison sentence in respect of offences under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (the Ordinance)....more
A majority of the nation’s state and territorial Attorneys General have collectively urged the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission to revisit rules and policies in ways that would help law...more
Back in February, the California Court of Appeal in Hataishi v. First American Home Buyers Protection Corp., 223 Cal. App. 4th 1454 (Feb. 21, 2014), dealt a significant blow to call recording class actions across California. ...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
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GMA, others say 2009 FDA guidance on use of the term “evaporated cane juice” has caused chaos in food industry.
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As part of its continuing focus on payday lending, the New York Department of Financial Services announced that it sent subpoenas to numerous online “lead generation” firms suspected of deceptive or misleading marketing of...more
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BILL NUMBER : S.B. No. 51
AUTHOR : Wright
TOPIC : Internet gambling.
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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:
Attorney Steven Getman reports that New York State residents may soon have new safeguards against intrusive telemarketing calls.
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*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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