Ashley Madison, the self-described “world's leading married dating service for discreet encounters” is the latest high-profile social media website to sustain a cyberattack. Established to provide an opportunity for married...more
In a dramatic departure from over 30 years of precedent, the National Labor Relations Board has modified the standard by which it determines whether two entities are "joint employers" under the National Labor Relations Act...more
While American manufacturing has experienced a resurgence in recent years, some manufacturers continue to face challenges. Witness for example the recent chapter 11 filings of Colt, Boomerang Tube, and Everyware Global....more
For many years the Short Term Flat NBP Trading Terms and Conditions 1997 (the “NBP 1997 Terms”) have been the standard terms for trading gas on the UK’s national transmission system for natural gas (the “UK NTS”) and the...more
A recent decision in the English Commercial Court has potentially significant ramifications for the shipping and trading industry.
This decision will be of interest to...more
FTC And Florida AG Team up Against Medical Alert Systems -
Together with the Florida Attorney General, the Federal Trade Commission filed suit against Lifewatch for allegedly using deceptive robocalls to urge older...more
Last week, the Southern District of New York followed a long line of precedent under New York law and upheld the enforceability of a website clickwrap agreement, granting a website operator’s motion to compel arbitration...more
For corporations, the mobile app is today’s website.
Back in the late 1990s, no self-respecting company, no matter how stodgy and old-fashioned, wanted to be without a website....more
BP Global Oil Americas (BP) recently published the 2015 edition of its General Terms & Conditions for Purchases and Sales of Crude Oil, Refined Petroleum and Related Products (GTCs), which are governed by New York law. The...more
The Consumer Protection Principles continue the CFPB’s expansive approach.
Stating that it wants to ensure that “any new payment systems are secure, transparent, accessible, and affordable to consumers” and have “robust...more
A good marketing department knows how to generate product “buzz” by leveraging external influencers and promotions. The challenge for the company is to avoid being stung by the FTC’s recently published Endorsement Guides (the...more
Declaring “liberty and independence” from the constraints of brick and mortar health care, Delaware became the 29th state to enact a telemedicine commercial reimbursement statute. The legislation (HB-69) was sponsored by...more
The oil industry group Leadership for Energy Automated Processing (LEAP) has published its Northwest Europe Barge General Terms and Conditions (GTCs).
The new GTCs have been designed to be used by participants in the...more
As online gaming companies compete for business, they are offering customers increasingly large incentives to play on their websites, often in the form of deposit bonuses. These deposit bonuses allow players to play with the...more
The Internet of Things: EU vs US guidance -
Reports from the European Commission and the FTC on privacy and security best practices for IoT - key issues and highlights...
Are IPRs impacting the pharmaceutical...more
The meaning of the word "item" was the definitive factor in the Business Court's decision last week in Gay v. People's Bank, 2015 NCBC 59.
The case was an attempted class action involving claims against the Bank for...more
Just because your company does not contract directly with the government does not necessarily mean you are not subject to the many requirements associated with government contractors. Those who provide goods and services to...more
Legal documents of all kinds – everything from wills and trusts to commercial sales agreements – often reference other documents. This “incorporation by reference” comes with certain risks. Historically, courts looked beyond...more
Based on its on-going investigation of Facebook’s new terms and conditions, the Belgian Privacy Commission has issued a public recommendation (which can be consulted here in English language).
The document focuses on...more
In This Issue:
- Court Protects Anonymity of Yelp Users
- FTC Issues Landmark Report on Internet of Things
- Who Will Update My Status When I’m Dead?: The Biggest Social Media Platforms’ Policies on...more
On 21 April 2015 the Italian, Swedish and French competition authorities announced the achievement of a settlement with Booking.com, at the time under investigation for having included in its agreement with partner hotels...more
A U.S Court of Appeals ruled in favor of MillerCoors finding the brewer did not violate its distribution agreement with a beer distributor or Pennsylvania's alcohol beverage laws when it (i) assigned distribution rights for...more
Three recent cases in the UK have highlighted the issues employers need to consider when they want to use express provisions in employment contracts to change employees' terms and conditions.
Originally published online...more
Those rarely-read “Terms and Conditions” on websites can have real teeth. In a case suggesting that posters beware, a District of Massachusetts court recently concluded that a website’s Terms and Conditions caused ownership...more
Loan investors and traders take note of the Judgment of the UK Supreme Court on 11 March 2015 in Tael One Partners v Morgan Stanley & Co International PLC  UKSC 12. The Court addressed the treatment of loan “premium”...more
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