Did the use of a hashtag cause Sensa Products, a weight loss company, to commit fraud and to breach its contract with celebrity endorser and Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer?
In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down part of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”), federal agencies are starting to respond with new policies and procedures.
With the bulk of the banking industry’s credit problems resolved or at least more manageable than in the recent past, the regulators appear to be on a new warpath.
We recently reported in our August 20, 2013, news alert that Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg’s August 6 amendments to SB 731, The CEQA Modernization Act of 2013, continued to stray further from meaningful CEQA reform.
On June 17, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Salinas v. Texas, 133 S. Ct. 2174 (2013).
Late last month the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an important opinion, in a case in which Manatt filed an influential amicus brief on behalf of the real estate industry, that could establish a safe harbor to protect condominium hotels from being characterized as securities under federal ...
Virus-scan ads that appeared on Android mobile devices while consumers played Angry Birds were the basis of a $1.2 million settlement between Jesta Digital, Inc. and the Federal Trade Commission.
On August 28, 2013, the California Office of Administrative Law approved the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) Safer Consumer Product regulations.
It has been nearly two months since the NYSE and Nasdaq listing standards became effective that require compensation committees to assess the independence of their consultants, legal counsel and other advisors.
The California Court of Appeal, in a 2-to-1 decision, has reaffirmed the constitutional limitations on the amount of punitive damages a jury may award against an insurer.