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FCC Publishes Internet Freedom Order – Clock Starts for Petitions and CRA

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The FCC sent the Internet Freedom Order to the Federal Register for publication today which will start the clock running for seeking judicial review. Petitions filed in the 10-day window starting today will be eligible for...more

Threaded Tweets Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

by Adrian Dayton on

Have you ever gone on a Twitter rant? We’ve all been there. You have too much to say and it won’t condense nicely into a single tweet....more

Federal Judge Rules Embedded Tweet Violated Copyright

In a surprising ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Katherine B. Forrest, recently ruled that several news organizations and publishers violated a photographer’s copyright when they “embedded” a photo from Twitter on their...more

California Court Holds That YouTube’s Removal Notice Is Not Defamatory

As we have noted previously, YouTube users sometimes object when the online video giant removes their videos based on terms-of-use violations, such as artificially inflated view counts. In a recent California case,...more

Good Time to Try to Register that “#!$@*!ing” Trademark?

by Jaburg Wilk on

On June 19, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act (15 U.S.C. § 1051 et seq.) in Matal v. Tam (137 S. Ct. 1744), holding that it violates the First Amendment’s free speech clause. ...more

Northern District of Illinois Decertifies TCPA Class Action

by Goodwin on

On February 13, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois decertified a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) text-message class in light of new evidence of consent obtained during the...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Analysis of the Fed’s January meeting minutes shows Fed officials suggesting that robust economic growth has created the right conditions for higher interest rates....more

Michigan Hospital Reaches Settlement with DOJ For Marketing Pact

by King & Spalding on

On February 9, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it reached a proposed settlement with Henry Ford Allegiance Health (Allegiance) over allegations that Allegiance conspired with rival hospitals to engage in...more

Telemarketing Giant to Pay $250,000 Penalty to FTC

by Reed Smith on

InfoCision, Inc., an Akron, Ohio-based company, agreed last month to pay a $250,000 civil penalty and implement recordkeeping and monitoring practices to settle Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) charges brought by the...more

Monthly TCPA Digest - February 2018

by Mintz Levin on

We are pleased to present the latest edition of our Monthly TCPA Digest, providing insights and news related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). This month’s issue examines an FCC rulemaking proceeding concerning...more

Texas And CMS Allow More Expansive Uses Of Telemedicine

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

This is the second in a series of alerts from Seyfarth’s Health Law practice highlighting significant changes in health care regulations and policy as providers and other industry participants enter 2018....more

Fourth Circuit Asked to Rule on Whether Mortgage Retroactively Incorporates Federal Servicing Requirements

A recent appeal to the Fourth Circuit may shed light on whether Virginia borrowers can assert federal mortgage servicing requirements as a defense to foreclosure when the mortgage instrument pre-dates the federal requirement....more

Beyond The European Union: How The GDPR Affects US Companies

by Carlton Fields on

The effective date of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Reg. (EU) 2016/679, is fast approaching and will affect many organizations across the globe, even those not located in the EU. ...more

[Webinar] Social Media and the Aviation Industry: Moving at the Speed of Light: March 7, 1:00pm ET

by LeClairRyan on

In this unique webinar, part of LeClairRyan’s Aviation Symposium Webinar Series, the national law firm’s aviation team will focus on the risks, reward, upsides and downsides of social media and how it is affecting the...more

Do We Need A Truth In Advertising Act? The Industry and Retailers Self-Regulate Photoshopping Ads

Digitally altered images of models have been a controversial advertising issue for decades. In Great Britain, the Advertising Standards Authority Ltd., which is the governing regulatory advertising body, in 2011 banned...more

New FTC Complaint Merits Attention of Group Purchasing Organization Suppliers and Participants

by Perkins Coie on

The Federal Trade Commission announced on February 12, 2018, that it has filed an administrative complaint seeking injunctive relief against three large dental supply companies, alleging that they violated the antitrust laws...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Walmart’s shares took a hit yesterday on Q4 results that showed slowing online sales and below-expected earnings despite a rise in revenue....more

District Court Issues Opinion in Old Charter Bourbon False Advertising Class Action

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On February 5, 2018, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri issued an opinion in one of the many false advertising class actions brought against the industry in the past five years....more

Conflict Of Interest Renders Spouse Of Former Class Counsel Inadequate Class Representative

by Carlton Fields on

The Eastern District of New York recently held that a former class counsel’s spouse was an inadequate class representative due to the conflict of interest created by the relationship....more

Reinstated CPNI Regulations Require Providers to File Annual FCC CPNI Certification by March 1, 2018

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

As we previously advised, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reinstated its customer proprietary network information (“CPNI”) rules governing the privacy obligations of telecommunications and VoIP service providers...more

TCPA FCC Petitions Tracker

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Kelley Drye’s Communications Practice Group presents this tracker of active Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) petitions before the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”). With the recent increase in litigation...more

Don’t Have a Cow! Court Dismisses GMO Labelling Suit Against Dannon

by Reed Smith on

Last month, a New York federal judge dismissed a proposed class action that alleged Dannon Company, Inc. unlawfully labelled its yogurt products as “natural” when in fact the cows that produced the milk that produced the...more

Updated 499-A Form and Instructions Signal Start of 2018 USF Season

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Last week, the FCC released its form and instructions for the 2018 499-A, due April 1st. The 499-A form is filed by almost all intrastate, interstate and international providers of telecommunications in the U.S. and reports...more

Do as I say, not as I do: third-party liability and the TCPA

Many companies employ third parties to assist with communications to consumers, or to market their products and services through semi-independent agents, brokers, or contractors. As a result, companies may face vicarious...more

Four Energy Conservation Standards: Federal Court Addresses Lawsuit Alleging Department of Energy Violation of Energy Policy and...

A United States District Court (Northern District of California) addressed in a February 15th Order a Motion for Summary Judgment arguing that the United States Department of Energy (“DOE”) violated the Energy Policy and...more

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