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FTC TELLS INFLUENCERS TO DISCLOSE CONNECTIONS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent more than 90 letters to celebrities, athletes and other influencers – as well as to marketers – highlighting the need for influencers to “clearly and conspicuously” disclose their...more

Federal Contractor To Pay Nearly $1.66 Million To Settle Hiring Bias Allegations by OFCCP

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

A computer technology company’s recent $1.6 million settlement with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is a stark reminder that federal contractors must ensure their hiring policies do not have any unlawful...more

Earn-Outs in M&A Transactions: Red Flag Issues that Government Contractors Should Avoid

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

Government contractors who wish to grow by purchasing an existing business are aware of one simple truth: The value of the target is linked directly to its ability to transfer its existing contracts. If there is a high risk...more

Department Of Justice “DOJ” Issues Evaluation Of Corporate Compliance Programs

by Locke Lord LLP on

Since DOJ hired Hui Chen, its corporate compliance expert, in November 2015, rumors have circulated that DOJ intended to release a list of questions to ask every company that comes into DOJ to explain the effectiveness of its...more

New Case Lends Support to the Position that Public Universities Are Immune from False Claims Act Liability

Public universities have a new case to add to their defense arsenal should they find themselves as a defendant in a False Claims Act (FCA) case. On April 11, 2017, in United States et al v. Oregon Health and Sciences...more

Deeper Dive: Be Prepared for Regulatory Investigations in the Wake of a Security Incident

by BakerHostetler on

Your company had a data security event. After an investigation, it was determined that notifications were required, and the incident was made public as a result. Notification letters were mailed and regulators were notified,...more

FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ April 2017

by Pillsbury - CommLawCenter on

Pillsbury’s communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and others. This month’s issue...more

UN Seeks Comments on Blockchain Technology

by Reed Smith on

Following the trend of regulators across the globe, the United Nations Office for Project Services’ (“UNOPS”) issued a request for information regarding the application of blockchain technologies on April 24, 2017. The UNOPS...more

Which Area of Law Has Justice Werdegar Written the Most Civil Majority Opinions In?

by Sedgwick LLP on

Last week, we began our statistical retrospective of Justice Kathryn M. Werdegar’s twenty-three years on the California Supreme Court. Today, we further consider Justice Werdegar’s majority opinions and dissents in civil...more

The ESAs Published a Joint Committee Report on Cross-Sector Risks Facing EU Financial System

On April 20, 2017, the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (the “ESAs“) published its April 2017 report on risks and vulnerabilities in the EU financial system. The ESA highlights the following main...more

Attorney Risks Disqualification If After Receiving Presumptively Privileged Communication Fails to Notify Privilege Holder and...

In McDermott Will & Emery LLP v. Superior Court (4/18/2017 – No. G053623), the Fourth Appellate District, in a 2-1 decision, considered two distinct issues: 1. Whether the attorney-client privilege for a confidential e-mail...more

6 Timekeeping Practices That Reduce Your Risk Of Wage-Hour Liability

Last week, I wrote about a study describing how certain timekeeping systems could create wage and hour liability through, among other things, making it easy to “cheat” and providing no transparency when changes are made....more

Preliminary Rules Released for Minneapolis and Saint Paul Sick Leave Ordinances

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The City of Minneapolis and the City of Saint Paul have issued their preliminary rules regarding their respective safe and sick leave ordinances, which are scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2017. These preliminary rules...more

California’s Enforcement Chief David Fogt Is New Registrar of Contractors

The California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) recently announced that current Enforcement Chief David R. Fogt will serve as the CSLB’s new Registrar of Contractors starting May 2. This promotion makes David Fogt the...more

Reflections on USPTO Design Day 2017: What’s Next?

Each April, the design patent community gathers at the USPTO to discuss design prosecution and protection. This year, on April 25, another sell-out crowd of over 300 people attended the 11th Annual USPTO Design Day, which is...more

EPA Pushes To Rewrite Controversial Waters Of U.S. Rule (WOTUS)

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

Under the new leadership taking over in the Trump Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency is acting at an unusually swift pace for a federal regulator in its effort to totally revamp the Obama EPA’s controversial...more

Philadelphia Wage History Law Subject to Temporary Court Stay

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Philadelphia’s Wage History Ordinance may not go into effect as scheduled on May 23, 2017. It is subject to a federal court stay pending resolution of a lawsuit for a preliminary injunction brought by the Chamber of Commerce...more

FDA Commissioner Nominee Gottlieb Written Responses Signal Support for Food Safety and Science-Based Approach to Consumer...

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, recently submitted written responses to questions posed by members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee as a follow up to his hearing on April 5. As a follow up to our April 13...more

Blog: Avoiding Common Legal Issues at Coding Schools: Data Privacy and Security

by Cooley LLP on

The second post in the series on common legal and regulatory pitfalls that alternative education providers must proactively avoid focuses on data privacy and security. Learn more about student data privacy and best practices...more

Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument In Significant FDCPA Case

by BakerHostetler on

This month, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in a case with potential to affect companies that purchase consumer debt and then collect it for their own account. The case — Henson v. Santander Consumer USA, Inc., Supreme...more

Alberta Court of Appeal Cracks Down on Chronic Delay, Throws Case out of Court

On April 19, 2017, the Alberta Court of Appeal (Court) released its decision in Humphreys v. Trebilcock (Humphreys), which is perhaps the most comprehensive consideration to date of whether delay in the prosecution of a...more

USCIS Announces Redesign of Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents

by Baker Donelson on

Beginning on May 1, 2017, USCIS will begin issuing a redesigned Permanent Resident card (green card) and Employment Authorization Document (EAD). This initiative is part of the Next Generation Secure Identification Document...more

Attorney General Signals Commitment to FCPA Enforcement

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has declared that enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is “critical” for the protection of honest businesses. This Trump Administration position addresses speculation and...more

EPA to Host Events Soliciting Information on Regulatory Reforms

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it will be hosting several events to gather input on regulatory actions that could be repealed, replaced or modified as part of EPA’s regulatory reform efforts...more

Reasonable endeavours and whether contract requirement was ‘futile’

by Allen & Overy LLP on

In Astor Management AG & anr v Atalaya Mining PLC & ors [2017] EWHC 425 (Comm) the High Court found that even arguably pointless contractual provisions must be met in the context of a condition precedent to payment of...more

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