Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

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Los Angeles, CA 90064, United States

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Advertising Law - August 2014 #3

FTC: Telemarketing Sales Rule Ripe For Review - It’s time to review the Telemarketing Sales Rule, the Federal Trade Commission has announced. Enacted in 1995, the Telemarketing Sales Rule (the Rule) has been…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Bankruptcy, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

Real Estate and Land Use - August 2014

Chula Vista Citizens for Jobs and Fair Competition, et al. v. Donna Norris, et al. - Why it matters: With land use issues and development projects increasingly the subject of local ballot initiatives, it is imperative to…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

CFPB Report: Overdraft Fees “Impose Heavy Costs” on Consumers

Expressing concern about the cost to consumers of opting in to receive overdraft protection, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a new report furthering speculation about regulatory action…more
| Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

CHILE – Boom of Nonconventional Renewable Energy Projects in Chile

In recent years and consistently, Chile has experienced a significant increase in the development of power generation projects based on nonconventional renewable energy sources (“NCRE Projects”). In addition to Chile’s economic,…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Feds, States Sweep Country for Mortgage Relief Scams

In an enforcement sweep dubbed “Operation Mis-Modification,” the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and 15 state Attorneys General have targeted “foreclosure relief scammers that have…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Finance & Banking, Business Torts, Consumer Protection, Real Estate - Residential

TCPA Connect - August 2014

Capital One Sets Record With $75M TCPA Deal - In what is believed to be the largest Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) settlement on record, Capital One Bank, related companies, and their third-party collection…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

CFPB Opens Door for Prepaid Card, Nonbank Product Complaints

Expanding its collection of consumer complaints, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it will now accept complaints regarding prepaid cards – including gift cards, benefit cards, and general purpose…more
| Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

FDIC Clarifies Supervision of Bank/Third-Party Payment Processor Relationships

In an effort to rectify “misunderstandings” and get out of the line of political fire, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) issued updated guidance to clarify its supervisory approach to institutions establishing…more
| Finance & Banking

Advertising Law - August 2014 #2

Cramming It All In: FTC Has a Busy Week Addressing Mobile Cramming - Mobile cramming was on the forefront of the Federal Trade Commission’s agenda recently, with the agency issuing a new report, testifying before Congress,…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

Insurance Recovery Law - August 2014

“Contractual Liability” Exclusion Applies Only To An Insured’s Assumption of Another’s Liability - Why it matters: The Michigan Court of Appeals joined the majority of courts nationwide in holding that a “contractual…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Products Liability

Supreme Court Opens Escape Path From CEQA Via Citizens Initiative – Tuolumne Jobs & Small Business Alliance v. Superior Court

Why it matters: Project proponents may avoid CEQA altogether by gathering sufficient voter signatures and then having the local City Council approve the proposed project, without submitting the measure to a vote of the people…more
| Civil Procedure, Elections & Politics, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Employment Law: August 2014

California Supreme Court Weighs In On Commission Wages - Why it matters: Employers in California that pay commission wages should familiarize themselves with a new decision from the California Supreme Court limiting…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Advertising Law - August 2014

FTC Sues “Yellow Pages” Scammers - In three new complaints filed in Florida and Washington federal courts, the Federal Trade Commission requested a halt to the operations of Canada-based telemarketers that scammed small…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

NY Regulator Releases First Regulatory Framework For Virtual Currency

It happened: Benjamin Lawsky, Superintendent of New York’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced the release of the DFS’s much-anticipated proposal for a BitLicense, stating “We have sought to strike an appropriate…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Citigroup To Pay $7 Billion To Settle Mortgage Claims

To settle charges related to the packaging, marketing, sale, and issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), Citigroup will pay a total of $7 billion, including a record $4 billion fine to the Department of…more
| Civil Remedies, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law
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