• 09.29.16

    CARU: Sponsored Videos Need Clear, Prominent Audio Disclosures

    Taking a stand on social media influencers and the “unboxing” video trend, the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) recommended that popular YouTube channels starring a ten-year-old and his family add a prominent audio disclosure before each new sponsored video. Evan and his ...

  • 09.29.16

    FinCEN Warns of E-Mail Compromise Schemes

    Financial institutions should be aware of a growing number of e-mail compromise schemes, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) warned in a new advisory bulletin.What happenedDeveloped in coordination with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Secret Service, ...

  • 09.28.16

    Level the Chemical Playing Field

    The continuous stream of performance-enhancing doping news plaguing international sport was headlined recently with an acronym that will be new to probably well over 99 percent of the public: TUE — therapeutic use exemptions. Indeed, that newness illustrates the primary problem with TUEs: ...

  • 09.26.16

    Incumbency Bodes Well for the Real Estate Market

    The presidential election season can be a difficult time for the commercial real estate market. Uncertainty about the future financial and regulatory climate often leaves investors, developers and owners waiting on the sidelines for the outcome of the election. As the 2016 presidential election ...

  • 09.22.16

    Consumer Groups Urge FTC Action on Influencers

    Consumer groups are urging the Federal Trade Commission to review comments by social media influencers for possible violations of the agency's guidance regarding nondisclosed native advertising.Public Citizen, the Center for Digital Democracy, and the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood ...

  • 09.22.16

    Video Privacy Protection Act Meets Spokeo - and Court Lets Case Continue

    In the latest decision involving the application of the Video Privacy Protection Act to modern technology, a federal court in Massachusetts refused to dismiss a putative class action against the company behind the USA Today app.In late 2013, Alexander Yershov downloaded and began using the USA ...

  • 09.22.16

    AI in Digital Health

    By Jordan Pritchett, Analyst, Manatt DigitalAI is arguably the most fascinating development within the digital world and is an important aspect of what many have termed our "fourth industrial revolution." It is a burgeoning industry with nearly unfathomable potential. A recent report by ...

  • 09.20.16

    Crowdfunding Real Estate Commands Cautious Excitement

    The ubiquity of crowdfunding websites like GoFundMe and Kickstarter, coupled with Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act going into effect earlier this year and opening up public, online crowd capitalism, made it almost inevitable that crowdfunding platforms geared towards real estate ...

  • 09.20.16

    FCC's Robocall Strike Force Meets, Considers Solutions

    The Federal Communications Commission held its first meeting of the Robocall Strike Force, with more than 33 companies and organizations represented for the concerted effort to strike out robocalls. An industry-led Strike Force group committed “to developing comprehensive solutions to ...

  • 09.15.16

    Antitrust Issues Under the New York DSRIP Process

    The unfolding process in the New York Medicaid Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP), the work of the resulting regional Performing Provider Systems, and the move towards value-based payments with health plans, is all predicated on certain assumptions. Those assumptions include, ...

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