• 08.04.16

    Court Awake To Plaintiff's Deceptive Sleep-Tracking Claims Against Fitbit

    A challenge to Fitbit’s claims that certain models of its exercise monitoring device tracked users’ sleep patterns will move forward after a California federal court judge denied the company’s motion to dismiss. In May 2015, James P. Brickman filed suit alleging that Fitbit made ...

  • 07.28.16

    What's the Most Read Ad Law Story of July 2016?

    Sen. Franken Hits Pause on Pokémon GOAfter the Pokémon GO app was downloaded approximately 7.5 million times in the United States alone in its first week of release, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), the chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, wrote to the company about ...

  • 07.27.16

    Key Takeaways From the Academic Nursing Leadership Summit

    Editor's Note: In the March issue of "Health Update," Manatt Health introduced a new report prepared for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) that examines the potential for an enhanced partnership between academic nursing and academic health centers around the ...

  • 07.27.16

    Wearables, Devices and Cybersecurity: New Regulations and Potential Liability

    Editor's Note: In a recent two-part webinar for Bloomberg BNA, Manatt examined the most significant legal developments that life sciences companies need to watch in the year ahead. In an ongoing series of articles, we'll be sharing some of the key issues explored during the ...

  • 07.27.16

    The FTC and Patient Privacy: Digital Age Challenges

    Companies operating in the healthcare arena, especially nontraditional ones, must take seriously the privacy concerns of patients—the good, the bad, and the warts (literally). That critical need to keep patient privacy top of mind is the key takeaway from a recent Federal Trade Commission ...

  • 07.25.16

    Why Music Streaming Is Good for Creators and Consumers

    Streaming music platforms have been a polarizing force in the music business of late. While most artists are available on such services as Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal, other major acts have historically either restricted their releases from streaming services or banned them entirely. Among them: ...

  • 07.25.16

    First Nail in the Coffin for No-Injury Suits? Supreme Court Makes Clear the Days of Hyper-Technical ...

    No actual harm, no lawsuit? That might be the end result from the Supreme Court’s ruling in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins that a plaintiff must show an injury in fact before pursuing a claim for violation of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, a holding that could have major repercussions for ...

  • 07.21.16

    Update to Federal and California Environmental Agencies' Steps to Advance Environmental Justice

    Environmental officials from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Environmental Protection Agency have recently taken steps to further incorporate the concept of environmental justice into their rulemaking and enforcement policies. EPA defines environmental ...

  • 07.21.16

    NY State Values MMA Fighters' Brains at $20,000/Year

    New York is the last state that is in the process of permitting mixed martial arts (MMA); its State Athletic Commission is in the final stages of issuing regulations. Among other things, those regulations require $1 million coverage for life-threatening brain injuries.   That sounds like a ...

  • 07.21.16

    Co-Housing the Next Boom for Boomers

    Seniors are benefiting from and providing ride-sharing services through Uber, temporary lodgings through AirBnB, and many other pooled services ranging from food delivery to pet care. Real estate developers looking to bring the sharing economy home should turn their attention to this growing ...

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