• 03.20.15

    Response To FCC’s New Net Neutrality Regs Anything But Neutral

    In a split vote, the Federal Communications Commission approved a new net neutrality measure that would ban fast lanes and re-label broadband as a utility similar to water, gas, and electricity.

  • 03.19.15

    The SEC’s Settlement with Goodyear: A Cautionary Tale

    In a settlement announced on February 24, 2015, the SEC found Goodyear to be in violation of the FCPA in connection with bribes paid by two foreign subsidiaries, one of which came into Goodyear’s ownership through acquisition.

  • 03.19.15

    California Legislation to Consider: Protections for Unpaid Interns and Volunteers

    In this issue of the newsletter, the focus of our review of new California laws shifts from leaves of absence to protection for discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

  • 03.19.15

    Be Careful What You Agree To

    The Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court decision upholding an agreement between the City of San Marcos and a property owner that required the property owner to pay over $2 million in impact mitigation fees for a project that was never built.

  • 03.18.15

    Virtual Reality—The New Immersive Landscape

    In the last two months, Virtual Reality (VR) has become the featured event in the media and in industry events, creating great buzz and excitement around the possibilities for transforming user experiences across all domains.

  • 03.18.15

    California TCPA Suit Moves Forward

    A putative class action alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by Bebe Stores will move forward after a California federal court judge denied defendant’s motion to dismiss.

  • 03.17.15

    Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights, Mar 17, 2015

    According to data released by CMS, 7.7 million consumers, or 87 percent of those on the Federally-facilitated Marketplace with a 2015 plan selection qualified for tax credits to subsidize premium costs.

  • 03.12.15

    New DAA App Brings Choice to Mobile

    Bringing consumer choice to mobile applications, the Digital Advertising Alliance released “AppChoices,” a free app that will allow consumers to opt out of tracking on mobile devices.

  • 03.12.15

    CFPB Leaders Discuss Bureau’s Approach To Enforcement

    In recent weeks, both Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray and Deputy Director Steven Antonakes have provided insight about the Bureau’s operations.

  • 03.10.15

    Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights, Mar 10, 2015

    King v. Burwell speculation has been rampant since the Supreme Court heard oral testimony on Wednesday.



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