Celina Kirchner Discusses Social Media Advertising Laws
BakerHostetler Partner Paul Karlsgodt Discusses Privacy Class Actions
BakerHostetler Partner Alan Friel Talks Big Data and Data Collection
The TCPA: Basics, Targeted Industries, and Trends
Polsinelli Podcasts - Removing Caps on Punitive Damages: What is the Impact on Business?
Omnicom's Lawyer: Inside the Publicis-Omnicom Merger
JOBS Act Implementation Regulations
Polsinelli Podcast - Public Policy Issues in 2013
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
Corporate Law Report: U.S. Manufacturing, Social Media, Online Endorsements, Hart Scott Rodino, More
On September 2, 2015, the FTC announced that it had settled its complaint against a California-based online entertainment network – Machinima, Inc. – for engaging in an allegedly deceptive advertising campaign to promote the...more
The Attorney General offices from the states of New York, Pennsylvania and Washington entered into a $1 million settlement with Internet Order LLC, doing business as Pimsleurapproach.com, over its use of ‘negative option’...more
California based Machinima, an online entertainment network that promoted Xbox One, has settled an investigation with the FTC surrounding its advertising practices. The FTC alleged that Machinima paid “influencers” to post...more
The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) permanent labor certification (PERM) program requires employers to conduct specific recruiting activities to test the labor market before filing an application. The regulation at 20 CFR §...more
This blog post originally ran on O’Dwyer’s website on Feb. 6.
If you didn’t catch Nationwide’s commercial, “Boy,” during the Super Bowl warning parents about the at-home risks facing their children, then chances are you...more
Do you know what product it’s marketing? Perhaps the name of the company? Of course you do, it’s Absolut vodka. How about this shape? There’s no label on this one either. No real challenge, it’s obviously Nike....more
On August 6, 2015, the Staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Corporation Finance issued new compliance and disclosure interpretations (C&DI Questions 256.23 through 256.33) regarding the meaning...more
On August 19, 2015, MeetMe, Inc. (MeetMe), a social networking website and mobile app, agreed to pay $200,000 and to change its privacy policies to settle a lawsuit alleging that MeetMe distributed teenagers’ geolocation and...more
Russell Wilson recently courted controversy with some comments made in an August 26 Rolling Stone article...more
A jury awarded Michael Jordan $8.9 million this week after he testified he doesn’t do deals for less than $10 million and he would never have done a deal with the grocery store chain Dominick’s Finer Foods, LLC, as it wasn’t...more
Recent enforcement actions by the Bavarian Data Protection Authority (DPA) [Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht] highlight the importance of severe restrictions placed on the transfer of such data, even in the...more
Jesse Saivar, chair of Greenberg Glusker’s Intellectual Property Group, was quoted in an August 26, 2015, Daily Journal article, "Endorsements on social media run afoul of FTC," raising concerns of Federal Trade Commission...more
The Eleventh Circuit has a lesson for future litigants: the presence of a repeat player is not enough to show the evident partiality needed to vacate an arbitration award under the Federal Arbitration Act.
In Johnson v....more
After Michael Jordan was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September of 2009, Sports Illustrated ran a special issue to commemorate Jordan’s achievement and celebrate his career. The issue was to be sold in...more
For years, Michael Jordan dominated opponents on the basketball court. Now, he seems to be doing the same in legal courts. Last week, a jury ordered Chicago grocery chain Dominick’s (now owned by Safeway) to pay the former...more
The Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment prevailed in the latest challenge to the FDA's prohibition against marketing FDA-approved drugs for off-label (or non-FDA-approved) uses. Applying the Second Circuit’s...more
The British Columbia Supreme Court has decided that the use of a competitor’s trademarks in Google AdWords does not constitute infringement.
In Vancouver Community College v Vancouver Career College (Burnaby) Inc.,...more
On Friday, staff of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, Office of Policy Planning, and Bureau of Economics submitted a written comment to FDA recommending that FDA reconsider its current regulatory...more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFBP) recently took action against a payment processing company, Paymap Inc. (Paymap), and mortgage servicing company, LoanCare, LLC (LoanCare), for deceptive conduct in connection...more
Following calls for greater clarity in vlog advertising, the Committee of Advertising Practice has produced advertising rules to ensure that when a vlogger is paid to promote a product or service this is clearly conveyed in...more
In a comment filed last Friday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) responded to its sister-agency’s request for comments by urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reconsider how homeopathic drugs are regulated. As...more
According to the Preservation and Development of Agricultural Land Framework Bill of 2014, “agricultural land is the common heritage of all the peo-ple of South Africa and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and...more
On August 7, 2015, the FDA sent a warning letter to drug maker, Duchesnay, over Kim Kardashian’s endorsement of its pills for morning-sickness. Kardashian had made an Instagram and Facebook post which vouched for the...more
New Bill Would Create Criminal Penalties for TCPA Violations -
Could telemarketers be facing jail time for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act?
The answer might be "yes" if a bill introduced by Sen....more
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