• 12.15.14

    Burger King Settles TCPA Suit for Whopping $8.5M

    Letting the class have it their way, Burger King reached an $8.5 million deal to settle a Telephone Consumer Protection Act suit over fax advertisements.

  • 12.11.14

    Uber’s Privacy Mess Results in Legislative Inquiry

    Providing a lesson in how not to handle a privacy policy, car service app Uber is now facing questions from the Senate Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law.

  • 12.11.14

    Comptroller: Retailers Must Be Held Accountable for Data Breaches

    Reflecting continued regulatory focus on the issue of cybersecurity, Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry said in recent remarks, retailers must be held accountable for data breaches, urging federal lawmakers to adopt legislation that would alleviate the burden currently shouldered by banks.

  • 12.10.14

    California Jury Awards Record $185M Verdict to Female Employee

    A California jury made national headlines and terrified employers across the country when it awarded $185 million in punitive damages (and less than $1 million in compensatories) to a female employee who alleged gender and pregnancy discrimination against AutoZone.

  • 12.09.14

    Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights, Dec 09, 2014

    Several federal reports topped the news this week: 2015 Marketplace plans are more affordable than last year; more than three-quarters of applicants through the Federally Facilitated Marketplace have selected a plan to date; and, health spending growth is at its lowest rate since 1960.

  • 12.05.14

    Adding You to My Professional Network Emails May End Up Being Costly for LinkedIn as Publicity Right

    A putative class action alleging that LinkedIn Corp. violated their right of publicity by sending reminder emails to users’ contacts without their permission will move forward, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently ruled.

  • 12.03.14

    Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights, Dec 03, 2014

    This week, a federal Issuer Bulletin describes how issuers in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace will identify their existing enrollees who are switching plans for 2015 coverage.

  • 11.26.14

    EEOC’s Wellness Challenge Feeling Under the Weather

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) efforts to challenge employer wellness programs hit a snag when a federal court judge in Minnesota denied the agency’s request for an injunction against Honeywell International.

  • 11.25.14

    IAB to FTC: Focus on Actual Harm

    In comments filed by the Interactive Advertising Bureau in response to the Federal Trade Commission’s request for comment following the agency’s Big Data workshop, the group suggested the Commission focus on incidents of actual harm, instead of worrying about the mere collection or use ...

  • 11.25.14

    Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights, Nov 25, 2014

    In this week’s highlights, new proposed guidance from the feds would allow default renewals to lower cost plans and bring enhanced transparency to Qualified Health Plan rate increases; open Enrollment hits its stride – including in several states with new or revamped Marketplaces; D.C. ...

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