• 12.14.17

    Subway Loses in Sweepstakes Review Before CARU

    When advertising sweepstakes to children, Subway must do a better job disclosing material information, the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) recommended in a new decision.

  • 12.14.17

    No About-Face for Second Circuit in Face-Scanning Suit

    A video game company successfully dodged a lawsuit which claimed that face-scanning technology violated an Illinois privacy law, in a new decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

  • 12.14.17

    ‘Phantom Markdowns’ Cost Real Millions

    Purported “phantom markdowns” cost The Children’s Place $6.8 million in a settlement agreement with consumers in California federal court.

  • 12.14.17

    Ninth Circuit: ESPN Prevails VPPA Dispute

    In the latest attempt to apply the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) to 21st-century technology, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit affirmed dismissal of Chad Eichenberger’s lawsuit against ESPN Inc.

  • 12.12.17

    EEOC Touts 'Significant Progress' in FY 2017 Report

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission commended itself in the agency’s annual Performance and Accountability Report, highlighting “significant progress” in managing the pending inventory of Fiscal Year 2017 charges with the lowest number of cases in the past decade.

  • 12.12.17

    North Carolina: Amended 1115 Waiver Application

    On November 20, 2017, North Carolina submitted an amended 1115 waiver application to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) seeking authority to invest $1.2 billion over five years in a range of targeted initiatives that, taken together with a transition from fee-for-service to ...

  • 12.07.17

    ADA Litigation Continues With Recent Settlements

    As the wave of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) litigation against online retailers continues, a handful of companies have settled lawsuits for failing to make their websites accessible to those with visual impairments.

  • 12.07.17

    Dec. 31 Deadline to Preserve DMCA Service Provider Immunity

    By Dec. 31, 2017, eligible service providers must use a new online system at the Copyright Office to designate agents to receive Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notices.

  • 12.07.17

    Lawmakers Seek to Keep Things Private

    Federal lawmakers are considering the Consumer Privacy Protection Act of 2017, a new bill that would regulate the storage online of certain types of personal consumer information.

  • 12.07.17

    Sears Tries to Sell FTC on Settlement Tweaks

    Should the Federal Trade Commission revise its 2009 settlement with Sears involving the company’s data security practices?