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Advertising News & Analysis - May 2014

In this issue: - Ingis Discusses Web Privacy with New York Times - New Anti-Spam Law Will Change the Way You Market - Absence of Federal Standard Greases Skids for "Natural" Class Action - Naked...more

TCPA Connect -- Jan 13, 2014

Good Faith Belief in a Consumer’s Consent Found to be Valid Defense to TCPA Claim - Despite a material question about whether the defendant had express consent to contact the plaintiff, a California federal court judge...more

Floodgates To New York Telemarketing Class Actions Under The TCPA Are Open, Says Second Circuit

Just in time for the holidays, the Second Circuit’s recent decision in Bank v. Independence Energy Group LLC has dropped a lump of coal in the business community’s stocking. In this case, the “lump of coal” is an open door to...more

Seventh Circuit Holds TCPA Does Not Preempt State Law Banning Robocalls

On November 21, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) does not preempt an Indiana statute that bans most robocalls without exempting calls that are...more

A House Divided: Federal Judges Take Conflicting Positions on Wiretap Act Claims Against Google in California's Northern District

Last week, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed a class action claim that Google’s modifications to its customer privacy policies and subsequent sharing of customer data across Google...more

Thoughts on the Stored Communications Act, Federal Preemption and Supremacy, and State Laws on Fiduciary Access to Digital...

As of the date of this posting, seven states have recently passed laws and at least eighteen other states are considering new laws granting fiduciary access to an incapacitated or deceased person’s online accounts and other...more

Delta Finds Reprieve in State Court, but Not Everyone Will Get to Fly the Friendly Skies

California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ attempt to bring an enforcement action against Delta Air Lines, Inc. won’t be leaving the runway. California Superior Court Judge Marla J. Miller has dismissed a data privacy...more

Navigating the Patchwork: When Is European Data Privacy Law Applicable to US Companies?

Are social media companies based in the United States subject to European data privacy laws? Two recent judicial decisions – one in France and the other in Germany – arrived at different answers. The Civil Court of Paris held...more

Advertising News & Analysis - September 6, 2012

In this issue: - Don't Miss Venable at ERA D2C - FTC Publishes Guides for Mobile Application Makers - Decision in Louboutin Case is Black & White & Red All Over - Check Yourself Before You Wreck...more

He "Likes" Me, He "Likes" Me Not - Facebook's Sponsored Stories Lawsuit, Fraley v. Facebook, Changes Landscape Of Privacy...

Facebook, Inc. was sued in a class action last year over one of its advertising practices called “Sponsored Stories,” which typically consist of a Facebook Friend’s name, profile picture, and an assertion that the person...more

Appeals Court Decision Ratchets Up Risk Factor for Those Delivering Autodialed and Prerecorded Calls

Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a decision in Soppet v. Enhanced Recovery Company that could effectively impose strict liability for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection...more

Advertising Law Newsletter - April 22, 2011

In this issue: Tesla Sues BBC Over TV Show Depiction; CAN-SPAM Applies to Facebook Messages, Court Rules; FDA Proposes Rules for Calorie Disclosure; Will California Enact Its Own Privacy Law?; and FTC Settles with Oreck Over...more

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