• 08.24.17

    TCPA Violation Where Marketing the 'One Purpose' of Calls

    TCPA Violation Where Marketing the ‘One Purpose’ of CallsBy Christine M. Reilly, Chair, TCPA Compliance and Class Action Defense | Diana L. Eisner, Associate, LitigationOn remand from the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, a Missouri federal judge found that robocalls voiced by Mike ...

  • 08.23.17

    States, Businesses Take the Lead in Clean Energy Initiatives

    As the federal government retreats from pollution- and carbon-reducing policies, states and even businesses continue to move forward with environmental initiatives, with some significant opportunities for real estate investors and developers.Cap-and-trade programs, for example, offer businesses ...

  • 08.23.17

    Digitizing Patient Journeys: A Key Element of High-Value Care

    By Jared Augenstein, Senior Manager, Manatt Health | Mary Ermitanio, Manager, Manatt Digital | Alice (Ali) Loveys, MD, FAAP, FHIMSS, ABP-CI, Senior Advisor, Manatt Health | Ruth Kidane, Analyst, Manatt HealthLast month, Manatt ...

  • 08.18.17

    Instagram This: Fair Use and Social Media

    Federal district courts wrestle every day with applying the fair use doctrine in copyright infringement cases. The doctrine presents a classic struggle between the subjective and objective states of mind. The same facts often can result in two reasonable minds reaching two conflicting ...

  • 08.10.17

    Fifth Circuit Reverses NLRB on Handbook Provisions—With Exception

    Why it mattersPrimarily siding with T-Mobile, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit reversed several findings of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) with regard to policies found in the company’s employee handbook. Several union members filed charges with the NLRB in 2014, and an ...

  • 08.03.17

    Ninth Circuit Tosses Deception Challenge to Gerber's Labels

    By Jeffrey S. Edelstein, Partner, Advertising, Marketing and MediaThe U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, reinstated the dismissal of most of a challenge to the labels on Gerber’s line of baby food.Natalia Bruton filed suit in 2012, alleging that Gerber Products Co. deceived ...

  • 08.03.17

    Copyright Suit Requires Fair Use Analysis

    By Jesse M. Brody, Partner, Advertising, Marketing and MediaA fair use analysis is required before a copyright suit against “appropriation artist” Richard Prince can be dismissed, a New York federal court judge decided this week, declining to grant a quick win.The dispute is ...

  • 08.01.17

    The Brooklyn DA Race and the Weight of Ken Thompson's Legacy

    The most intriguing and consequential primary in New York City this year will be the Democratic race for district attorney in Brooklyn. This primary will almost inevitably become a referendum on the reform measures put in place by the late Ken Thompson, who passed away last year.   In 2013, ...

  • 07.31.17

    Spotlight on the False Claims Act

    By John F. Libby, Partner, Corporate Investigations and White Collar Defense | Jacqueline C. Wolff, Partner, Corporate Investigations and White Collar Defense | Kenneth B. Julian, Partner, LitigationWhy it matters: Since our last newsletter, the DOJ has announced numerous resolutions under the ...

  • 07.27.17

    Rexford Addresses Suicide Prevention in Billboard Article

    Following the passing of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, Manatt’s Michael Rexford authored a powerful, personal article for Billboard on suicide prevention. Michael is counsel in the firm’s entertainment and media practice.   In his article, Michael cites a 2015 ...



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