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Staff Releases Lifeline Broadband Pilot Report as FCC Gears Up for Vote on Lifeline Support for Broadband

Last Friday, staff in the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau issued a report summarizing the results of the FCC’s Lifeline broadband pilot program. The program was designed to determine how the Lifeline program might address the…more
| Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Senate Subcommittee To Hold June 2 Hearing on Lifeline

In advance of the FCC’s expected adoption on June 18 of a new order and further notice of proposed rulemaking proposing further changes in the Lifeline program, the U.S. Senate’s Subcommittee on Communications, Technology,…more
| Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Prepare Now for New FLSA “White-Collar” Exemption Regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed regulations dramatically reducing the number of employees who qualify for the white-collar overtime exemptions to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act are expected to be announced publicly…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Finding a Cyber Safe Harbor in the SAFETY Act

Does your company provide or use a cybersecurity product or service? Are you concerned about the potential liability for yourself, your distributors and your customers if your cybersecurity product is used in an attempt to…more
| Administrative Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

FCC Chairman Issues Fact Sheet Announcing Proposed Omnibus Declaratory Rulings to Address TCPA Petitions

On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, the FCC released a Fact Sheet announcing that Chairman Wheeler circulated a proposal to the other Commissioners for resolution of two dozen pending petitions seeking clarification of the FCC’s rules…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

State Supreme Court Strikes Down Washington’s Anti-SLAPP Statute

The Washington Supreme Court this morning invalidated the state's broad anti-SLAPP statute, holding in a unanimous opinion that the law violates the constitutional right to a jury trial. The decision strikes the statute in its…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law

EPA/Corps Adopt “Waters of the U.S.” Rule: What’s Next?

Wednesday, EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers released a prepublication version of the final rule defining “waters of the United States,” the jurisdictional trigger under the Clean Water Act. The term needs defining because the…more
| Elections & Politics, Environmental Law, Military Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Nevada Expands PI Definition under Data Breach Law

Becomes the fifth state to amend its data breach statute since January 2015 The definition of “personal information” (“PI”) just got a little bit bigger in the Silver State. On May 13, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed A.B…more
| Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Health, Personal Injury, Science, Computers, & Technology

Finovate Summary

The Finovate conference focuses on FinTech innovations and is structured as a series of 7-minute, individual product demos over two days. More information can be found here. The conference was attended by early stage companies…more
| Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Lifeline Disbursements Continue Decline in 2014

Data released by USAC in its 2014 Annual Report show an 11 percent decline in Lifeline disbursements from 2013 and a 27 percent decline from 2012 – the program’s peak funding year. These figures, illustrated in the table below,…more
| Administrative Law, Communications & Media Law

USFWS Launches New Regulatory Program Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

The US Fish and Wildlife Service issued a Notice of Intent to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of an incidental take program under the Migratory Bird…more
| Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Tools to Defend Against Securities Litigation Arising out of Cross-Border M&A Transactions

Litigation following a merger involving publicly traded companies has become so commonplace in recent years that shareholder lawsuits challenging proposed mergers and acquisitions are frequently (and begrudgingly) referred to as…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

FCC Releases Enforcement Advisory – Tells Broadband Providers to Take “Reasonable, Good Faith” Steps to Protect Consumer Privacy in Absence of Rules

Come June 12, unless stayed by a federal court, broadband Internet service providers will be subject to expanded requirements to protect consumer privacy and new limitations on the use of customer data under the FCC’s recent…more
| Administrative Law, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

FCC Adopts Emergency Information Accessibility Rules for Second-Screen Devices

At its May 21, 2015, Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted new rules requiring visually displayed emergency information to be available aurally on “second screens” – such as tablets, laptops, or…more
| Administrative Law, Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Additional Recent Actions Added To UDAAP Database

The CFPB has issued new enforcement actions that include allegations of unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts and practices (UDAAP) in connection with consumer financial products. We’ve updated our UDAAP Database with the most…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking
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