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Contact: Audra Callanan, Director of Marketing and Business Development
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Mark Zuckerberg, FOSTA-SESTA, and the Challenges of Content Moderation

In his testimony before Congress last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg observed that, on issues ranging from fake news to hate speech, the company “didn’t take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law

Another Ruling that Discharges to Groundwater May Be Subject to the Clean Water Act

Last week, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals – not the most liberal court in the land – joined the 9th Circuit in ruling that discharges from a point source to groundwater can be subject to the Clean Water Act. The decisions…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Environmental Law

Bureau of Industry and Security Imposes Denial of Export Privileges Against ZTE

On Monday, April 16, 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced that it was imposing a denial of export privileges against Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation of…more
 /  Administrative Law, International Law & Trade

Green Guide Annual Review: Environmental False Advertising in 2017/2018

Earth Day is coming up on April 22, and you may be looking to capture some environmentally-minded consumers with nifty green-themed advertising campaigns. But before you do, remember that the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”)…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Environmental Law

The Black Hole of Misappropriation: Astronaut’s Right of Publicity and Trademark Claims Survive Summary Judgment

Is astronaut David Scott more like fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin or NASA pilot Chuck Yeager? Scott was the Commander of the Apollo 15 mission and the seventh person to walk on the moon, so the obvious answer is Aldrin. However,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

GDPR: Q&A for Investment Advisers and Private Fund Managers

As many of you may already be aware, the European GDPR goes into effect during May 2018. Below are some frequently asked questions and answers about GDPR as a short guide to assist investment advisers and private fund managers…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

GDPR: Q&A for Investment Advisers and Private Fund Managers

As many of you may already be aware, the European GDPR goes into effect during May 2018. Below are some frequently asked questions and answers about GDPR as a short guide to assist investment advisers and private fund managers…more
 /  Business Organizations, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Product Liability Update: April 2018

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Recognizes Claim Against Brand-Name Drug Manufacturer By Generic Drug User Where Failure To Warn Is Reckless - In Rafferty v. Merck & Co., 479 Mass. 141 (2018), plaintiff alleged defendant…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Health, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

Are You Ready for USCIS H-1B Site Visits or Department of Labor Audits?

Now that the FY 2019 H-1B cap has been reached, make sure you have a strong immigration compliance programs in place, particularly when it comes to Department of Homeland Security’s H-1B Site Visit program and Department of…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

How Much Deference Will EPA Get On Its CAFE Standards Decision?

There’s been a lot of discussion regarding EPA’s decision to withdraw EPA’s Mid-term Evaluation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Model Year 2022-2025 Light-duty Vehicles. After pondering for a while, my question is how much…more
 /  Administrative Law, Environmental Law

H-1B Cap Reached for Fiscal Year 2019

Today, April 6, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that it has received more H-1B cap petitions than the statutory available visas for both the general cap of 65,000 available H-1B visas and…more
 /  Immigration Law

Political Fair Use Argument Fails to Rescue Republicans from Copyright Claim

It’s been a while since we felt compelled to revisit the topic of political fair use, that is, the extent to which the use of copyrighted works in political campaigns qualifies as a fair use pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 107. Back in…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Intellectual Property

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely - April 2018

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: two new reports looking at corporate compliance with the U.K. Modern…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court Adopts More Expansive View of FLSA Exemptions

Since the 1950s, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken the view that the exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), which exempt employees from the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime requirements, should be interpreted…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Procedural Violations of BIPA: One Court Says They Cause Actual Harm and Confer Standing-How Long Will This Ruling Hold Up?

In a recent ten-page order, a federal judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California declined to dismiss a lawsuit against Facebook alleging that Facebook’s “Tag Suggestions” feature violates…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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