Fitbit may accurately track exercise and other fitness and physical activity with its wearable fitness devices, according to a new putative consumer class action, but the models purporting to measure a user’s sleep are alleged to violate California’s false advertising law.
On May 15, 2015, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that an internal investigation report provided by Shell Oil Company to the DOJ in 2009 in connection with an FCPA investigation enjoys “absolute privilege” and therefore cannot be the basis for a defamation case against the company.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (Army Corp) just released the final rule providing guidance on which waters are considered “Navigable Waters of the United States” and thus subject to Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction.
The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics met in Washington, D.C. on May 19, 2015.
On May 27, 2015, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler circulated a proposal to his fellow commissioners seeking to address the backlog of petitions concerning the TCPA currently awaiting disposition.
Employers, take note: the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has initiated the rollout of its electronic complaint program, the first step in moving toward an all-digital system of filing charges with the agency.
Hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking,” has come under scrutiny for its potential impacts on water, including the risks to water quality and the amount of water used in the practice.
CMS proposes a new rule to modernize Medicaid and CHIP managed care; the Florida saga continues with CMS proposing to extend—and reduce—LIP funding; and California's Marketplace approves a co-pay cap on specialty drugs.
For the second time in recent years, a Supreme Court decision in a patent case is having a major impact on Lanham Act litigation.
In its first action targeting overdraft fees, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) fined Regions Bank $7.5 million for charging customers overdraft fees when they had not chosen to receive overdraft coverage.