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EU Announces Guidelines to Standardize Cloud Computing Agreements

In an effort to meet one of the key objectives of the European Union's Cloud Computing Strategy - to develop model terms for cloud computing contracts, including service-level agreements - an industry working group that includes…more

Cloud Computing, EU, European Commission, Popular, Service Level Agreements

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Attorney Who Set Up and Administered VEBA and Welfare Benefit Plans Found Liable Under ERISA

SUMMARY: Defendants set up over 500 multiple-employer death benefit plans with entities they controlled acting as the trustees. The Department of Labor (“DOL”) brought a civil action alleging breach of fiduciary duty and…more

Benefit Plan Sponsors, Breach of Duty, DOL, Enforcement Actions, ERISA

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The Way to San Jose: Not Through Federal Court

Frustrated with the inability of the Oakland Athletics to commit to relocate to San Jose in the face of the territorial objections of the San Francisco Giants – and by the failure of Major League Baseball (MLB) to bring the…more

Baseball, Cartwright Act, MLB, Sherman Act, Unfair Competition

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Copeland v. Bieber - USCA Fourth Circuit, June 18, 2015

Fourth Circuit vacates district court dismissal of copyright infringement claim against defendants Usher and Justin Bieber, finding that choruses in songs were sufficiently similar to withstand motion to dismiss, as reasonable…more

Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Copyright Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Jury Questions

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Storm Water Update

We recently informed our clients that there has been an apparent uptick in recent months of citizens suits against storm water permittees for alleged storm water violations under the Clean Water Act. According to a recent…more

Clean Water Act, Discharge of Pollutants, EPA, Manufacturers, Storm Water

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Highlights from Regulatory Initiatives - Outsourcing Panel

Loeb & Loeb LLP held its annual program, Outsourcing in Financial Services, on Jan. 23, 2013. Grace Vogel, Executive Vice President of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and Michael Macchiaroli, Associate…more

Broker-Dealer, FINRA, Offshoring, Outsourcing, SEC

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Copeland v. Bieber - USCA Fourth Circuit, June 18, 2015

Fourth Circuit vacates district court dismissal of copyright infringement claim against defendants Usher and Justin Bieber, finding that choruses in songs were sufficiently similar to withstand motion to dismiss, as reasonable…more

Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Copyright Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Jury Questions

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FTC's Year-End Report to Congress on Debit Card Transaction Rules Outlines Agency's Enforcement and Education Initiatives

As 2012 came to a close, the Federal Trade Commission updated Congress on its enforcement and other efforts in connection with the new rules regulating debit card transactions implemented last year by the Federal Reserve Board…more

Debit and Credit Card Transactions, Debit Cards, Dodd-Frank, FTC

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Copeland v. Bieber - USCA Fourth Circuit, June 18, 2015

Fourth Circuit vacates district court dismissal of copyright infringement claim against defendants Usher and Justin Bieber, finding that choruses in songs were sufficiently similar to withstand motion to dismiss, as reasonable…more

Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Copyright Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Jury Questions

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SEC Adopts Enhanced Exempt Securities Offering Rules

As directed by Congress in the Jump Start Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted rules substantially increasing amounts that companies can raise through exempt public offerings…more

JOBS Act, Public Offerings, Registration Requirement, Regulation A, SEC

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FCC Approves Proposed Changes to Telephone Solicitation and Text Marketing Rules

Earlier today, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 along party lines to approve Commissioner Tom Wheeler's proposal to "close loopholes and strengthen consumer protection" relating to telemarketing and text message…more

Advertising, Auto-Dialed Calls, FCC, Marketing, Robocalling

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CFTC's No-action Relief on Guarantor Swap Requirements Ends March 31, 2013

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (the "Dodd-Frank Act") requires that swaps (as defined in 7 U.S.C. § 1a(47)) be entered into on designated contract markets unless the parties to the swap are…more

CFTC, Dodd-Frank, Eligible Contract Participant, Guarantors, Loan Documentation

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IP: Protecting your brand in the Internet of the future -- Pre- and post-delegation rights protection mechanisms for gTLDs

Originally published in InsideCounsel.com on November 20, 2012. As the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) gears up to begin delegating up to 1,000 new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) in little…more

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Appellate Standard of Review Over Patent Claim Construction

The United States Supreme Court heard oral argument October 15, 2014, in Teva Pharm. USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., No. 13-854. (The transcript and audio recording are available here.) The question before the Court in this case is…more

Claim Construction, De Novo Standard of Review, Patent Litigation, Patents, Pharmaceutical Patents

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NYC Council Expands Sick Time Law

The Earned Sick Time Act was initially enacted by the New York City Counsel on June 26, 2013, when it overrode Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto. The Act, which takes effect on April 1, 2014, requires all private employers…more

Employee Rights, Paid Leave, Sick Leave

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Copeland v. Bieber - USCA Fourth Circuit, June 18, 2015

Fourth Circuit vacates district court dismissal of copyright infringement claim against defendants Usher and Justin Bieber, finding that choruses in songs were sufficiently similar to withstand motion to dismiss, as reasonable…more

Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Copyright Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Jury Questions

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FTC Answers New Questions About Endorsements and Disclosures

In light of the continued expansion of digital and social media, the FTC has released updated guidance on disclosing endorser relationships. In addition to reiterating its general guidance on when and how disclosures need to be…more

Advertising, Celebrity Endorsements, Digital Media, Endorsements, FTC

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ICANN’s domains under attack

Originally published in the December 2012/January 2013 issue of Intellectual Property Magazine. In the wake of ICANN’s failure earlier this year to dismiss anti-trust allegations arising from the new generic top level…more

Domain Names, gTLD, ICANN, Infringement, Internet

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Sponsor of Ironman Contest Agrees to Forfeit $2.7 Million in Lottery Fees

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Florida announced that World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) has agreed to turn over $2.7 million in lottery receipts to settle charges that the triathlon organizer engaged in illegal gambling by…more

Gambling, Lottery, Sports Gambling

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Staying Out of the FTC’s Data Security Cross-Hairs

As the Federal Trade Commission acknowledges in a recent blog post, no company wants to discover that its data security practices are under federal investigation. Yet any company that collects, uses or maintains consumer data…more

Corporate Counsel, Data Breach, Data Protection, Data Security, Data Use Policies

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United States and China Patent Offices Launch Priority Document Exchange

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO) have launched a new service that will allow the two offices to exchange patent application priority documents -…more

China, Patent Applications, Patents, SIPO, USPTO

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What’s In a Name? The Value of Pharmaceutical & Biologic Branding

September 2014 marks 30 years since the Hatch-Waxman Amendments (Hatch-Waxman) to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) introduced generics as we know them. Hatch- Waxman strove to offer consumers the benefits of “rapid…more

Biologics, FDA, FDCA, Hatch-Waxman, Pharmaceutical

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Compliance Deadline Reminder: New California Sick Leave Law Goes Into Effect July 1

California's new sick leave law, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (AB 1522), goes into effect July 1, 2015. Some of the key provisions of the law include: The law applies to any employee who works 30 or…more

Earned Sick Time, Healthy Families Act, Healthy Workplace Act, Healthy Workplaces Healthy Families Act 2014, Paid Leave

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High Net Worth Family Tax Report, Vol. 10, No. 1

Recent Case Illustrates Importance of Keeping Legal Entities in Good Standing - A recent United States Tax Court case illustrates the importance of keeping legal entities in good standing. In Medical Weight Control…more

Capital Gains, Corporate Taxes, Digital Assets, Estate Tax, IRS

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Foul play over US trademark

The Washington Redskins name has attracted fierce debate over the years. Edward Lee and Douglas Masters, attorneys at Loeb & Loeb, discuss the latest attempt to revoke the mark - US trademark law prohibits the…more

Disparagement, Football, Native American Issues, Trademarks

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Revised Florida Sweepstakes Law Effective April 10, 2013

The State of Florida has amended its law governing games of chance (F.S. 849), revising certain provisions including those governing game promotions and sweepstakes run by retailers and consumer brands, among others. The…more

Amended Legislation, Gambling, Retailers, Sweepstakes

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What Will 2015 Look Like? Trends in the Securities Industry

... it’s never too early to look into the future to see how the year might unfold in the securities industry. Here are some trends and predictions for early 2015: - In Increased regulatory scrutiny of ..securities…more

Alternative Mutual Funds, Banks, Brokers, Conflicts of Interest, Equity Financing

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FDA Regulatory and Compliance Monthly Recap – May 2015

In This Issue: - FDA puts out guidance to require submissions in ICH’s electronic format for certain pharmaceutical product applications within two years - OPDP warns Otsuka over improper marketing of antipsychotic…more

FDA, Medical Devices, Off-Label Promotion, Pharmaceutical, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

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Retail Tracking Firm Slammed with FTC Consent Order

The Federal Trade Commission last month announced a proposed consent order settling claims against Nomi Technologies, a third-party mobile tracking service that collects data about consumers' in-store shopping behavior. The…more

Consent Order, Data Collection, Enforcement Actions, FTC, Mobile Devices

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Pro Sports in Pepsi's Court with NBA Deal

In what looks like a well executed steal, PepsiCo signed a five-year corporate sponsorship deal in April with the National Basketball Association, replacing the Coca-Cola Co. — which had a 29-year sponsorship relationship with…more

Advertising, Basketball, Coca Cola, Marketing, NBA

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Cyberspy thriller with an unclear ending

It reads more like a spy thriller than a news story. Employees of the U.S. subsidiary of a global technology and media company log on to their computers one Monday morning and are greeted with the menacing figure of a neon red…more

Cyber Attacks, Cyber Threats, Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Hackers

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Expanding Market for Insurance and Risk Securities Promises High Risk, High Reward - and High Potential for Claims

The securities marketplace has experienced a resurgence of interest in insurance- and risk-linked securities, primarily as a result of Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy. First introduced after the Northridge earthquake and…more

Higher-Risk Securitizations, Investors, Natural Disasters, Reinsurance

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California Senate Unanimously Supports Broader Inquiry into State Gambling Regulations

California's Senate unanimously approved a bill (Senate Bill 601) that would amend the state's existing gambling law to enlarge the Gaming Policy Advisory Committee, the body tasked with considering the state's gambling…more

Gambling

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Developing a Framework for Arbitrating Standards-Essential Patent Disputes

A growing chorus of voices is calling for the use of arbitration to resolve disputes concerning standards-essential patents (SEPs). Those advocating the arbitration of SEP-related disputes include academic commentators, …more

Arbitration, Patent Litigation, Patents, Standards-Essential Patents

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FTC Sets Guidelines for Mobile Privacy Disclosures

The FTC issued a new report, Mobile Privacy Disclosures: Building Trust Through Transparency, on February 1, 2013, detailing the Commission's recommendations for best practices for key players in the mobile "ecosystem": mobile…more

Address Book, Advertising, App Developers, App Platform Providers, COPPA

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SEC Adopts Enhanced Exempt Securities Offering Rules

As directed by Congress in the Jump Start Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted rules substantially increasing amounts that companies can raise through exempt public offerings…more

JOBS Act, Public Offerings, Registration Requirement, Regulation A, SEC

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2013 Recap: Changes in LIBOR That Could Affect the Agreements Concerning Your Financial Transactions

2013 saw a number of changes to LIBOR, the key interest rate benchmark that is used in a range of financial transactions. These changes have already impacted existing financial transactions, and, almost certainly, will continue…more

Banks, BBALL, Contract Drafting, Interest Rates, Libor

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New LIBOR Administrator and Credit Documentation

ICE Benchmark Administration Limited (ICE) has assumed responsibility for administering the London Inter Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) as of February 1, 2014. No longer will the LIBOR benchmark be administered by BBA LIBOR Ltd., a…more

Banks, British Bankers' Association, Data Collection, Libor, UK

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What Will 2015 Look Like? Trends in the Securities Industry

... it’s never too early to look into the future to see how the year might unfold in the securities industry. Here are some trends and predictions for early 2015: - In Increased regulatory scrutiny of ..securities…more

Alternative Mutual Funds, Banks, Brokers, Conflicts of Interest, Equity Financing

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CFTC's No-action Relief on Guarantor Swap Requirements Ends March 31, 2013

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (the "Dodd-Frank Act") requires that swaps (as defined in 7 U.S.C. § 1a(47)) be entered into on designated contract markets unless the parties to the swap are…more

CFTC, Dodd-Frank, Eligible Contract Participant, Guarantors, Loan Documentation

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Estate Planning for Your Digital Assets

If you use a computer, you likely have digital assets that should be addressed as part of your estate planning. Access to digital assets is governed by an evolving and complicated technical and legal framework, including federal…more

Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Copyright, Deceased, Digital Assets, Facebook

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Pro Sports in Pepsi's Court with NBA Deal

In what looks like a well executed steal, PepsiCo signed a five-year corporate sponsorship deal in April with the National Basketball Association, replacing the Coca-Cola Co. — which had a 29-year sponsorship relationship with…more

Advertising, Basketball, Coca Cola, Marketing, NBA

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New LIBOR Administrator and Credit Documentation

ICE Benchmark Administration Limited (ICE) has assumed responsibility for administering the London Inter Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) as of February 1, 2014. No longer will the LIBOR benchmark be administered by BBA LIBOR Ltd., a…more

Banks, British Bankers' Association, Data Collection, Libor, UK

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Abolish the Attorney Client Privilege - It serves little use in practice, while the work-product privilege offers a safer harbor.

One of the great myths of the legal profession is that the attorney- client privilege promises absolute confidentiality, to ensure clients’ full disclosure to their counsel. However, as most lawyers know too well, clients have a…more

Attorney-Client Privilege, Confidentiality, Work Product Privilege

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Music Law Weekly Case Update for Music Industry Executives - March 14, 2013

In This Issue: - Scorpio Music (Black Scorpio) S.A. v. Willis, USDC S.D. California, March 4, 2013: District court denies motion to dismiss Village People lead singer’s counterclaim asserting 50 percent ownership…more

Copyright, Music, Music Industry, Statute of Limitations

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Affordable Care Act Compliance Reminder

Although the IRS has announced that it will delay the enforcement of certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as the "Affordable Care Act" or "Obamacare"), employers are still required to…more

Affordable Care Act, DOL, Health Insurance Exchanges, Healthcare, IRS

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College Coaching Comebacks Petrino and Pearl Get Second Chances: The Moral(s) of the Story

Bobby Petrino seems to turn every team that he coaches into a winner – and a cash cow. After Petrino took over the Louisville Cardinals in 2003, he increased the team’s revenue from $10 million to $19 million in just three…more

Athletes, Coaches, College Athletes, Colleges, Sports

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FICA Special Timing Rule for Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Applies Even When Employees Never Receive Deferred Amounts

The Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax is comprised of a Social Security tax, currently at a 6.2 percent rate for each of the employer and employee on wages up to $117,000 (the Social Security "wage base") and a…more

FICA, FICA Taxes, Healthcare, Medicare, Medicare Taxes

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Copeland v. Bieber - USCA Fourth Circuit, June 18, 2015

Fourth Circuit vacates district court dismissal of copyright infringement claim against defendants Usher and Justin Bieber, finding that choruses in songs were sufficiently similar to withstand motion to dismiss, as reasonable…more

Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Copyright Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Jury Questions

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High Net Worth Family Tax Report, Vol. 9, No. 3

In This Issue: - Tax planning strategies to consider before the end of the year - The IRS announces inflation-adjusted amounts for 2015 - Case update: Taxpayer’s deduction for interest capitalized in loan…more

Capital Gains, Inflation Adjustments, IRA, IRS, Private Letter Rulings

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FCC Approves Proposed Changes to Telephone Solicitation and Text Marketing Rules

Earlier today, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 along party lines to approve Commissioner Tom Wheeler's proposal to "close loopholes and strengthen consumer protection" relating to telemarketing and text message…more

Advertising, Auto-Dialed Calls, FCC, Marketing, Robocalling

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FDA Rejects Otsuka’s Assertions of Orphan Drug Exclusivity for Abilify®, Allowing Generics to Proceed

The FDA last week granted several pharmaceutical companies approval to market generic versions of the bestselling antipsychotic drug Abilify® (aripiprazole), despite the assertions of the drug’s patent-holder, the Japanese…more

FDA, Generic Drugs, Orphan Drugs, Otsuka Pharmaceutical, Patents

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Two California Privacy Bills Introduced

California Assemblyman Isadore Hall introduced Assembly Bill 257 which addresses mobile privacy. The bill would codify many of the best practices proposed by the California Attorney General in her report titled “Privacy on the…more

Advertising Networks, Attorney Generals, FTC, Kamala Harris, Mobile Apps

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Brevity Is the Soul of Law

Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet that “Brevity is the soul of wit,” and this observation holds true for legal persuasion as well. Brevity is — or at least should be — the soul of law. Years ago I wrote what I thought was a…more

Career Development, Legal Writing

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Copeland v. Bieber - USCA Fourth Circuit, June 18, 2015

Fourth Circuit vacates district court dismissal of copyright infringement claim against defendants Usher and Justin Bieber, finding that choruses in songs were sufficiently similar to withstand motion to dismiss, as reasonable…more

Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Copyright Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Jury Questions

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