• 05.30.13

    Lessons from the Automated Electronic Checking Inc. Case

    Recent action by the Federal Trade Commission against a third party processor found to be processing transactions for a merchant engaged in wrong-doing, indicates the necessity of processors employing adequate due diligence and monitoring to avoid being liable for merchant actions.

  • 05.29.13

    Athletes’ Rights of Publicity Trump First Amendment in Video Game Context

    In a recent 62-page decision by the Third Circuit—obviously intended to give guidance in an unclear area of the law—the rights of publicity of a college athlete in a video game trumped the First Amendment arguments of the video game manufacturer.

  • 05.28.13

    The Transition Is Over: Time For The New I-9

    The transition to the new I-9 form should now be complete for employers, with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) declining to accept old forms after May 7.

  • 05.23.13

    SPECIAL FOCUS: CFPB

    On May 9, 2013 the Federal Trade Commission sent a letter to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) that describes its enforcement actions and other activities during 2012 with respect to several federal consumer financial protection laws.

  • 05.23.13

    CEQA Reform? What's In and What's Out with SB 731 (And What's Next...)

    Lauded as the CEQA Modernization Act of 2013, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg’s SB 731 includes a number of amendments to CEQA that appear intended to appeal to a wide variety of interest groups.

  • 05.22.13

    Athletes’ Rights of Publicity Trump First Amendment in Video Game Context

    In a recent 62-page decision by the Third Circuit, obviously intended to give guidance in an unclear area of the law, the rights of publicity of a college athlete in a video game trumped the First Amendment arguments of the video game manufacturer.

  • 05.21.13

    Clearing up the Rumors around Health Reform Delays: What Can Employers and Insurers Do Now?

    Rumors are flying in health policy circles that the Obama Administration might delay implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

  • 05.16.13

    “All Natural” False Ad Suits Continue, Stalled

    In two suits alleging false advertising over “All Natural” claims, two defendants received very different results, with one suit going forward and another stalled for the time being.

  • 05.09.13

    FTC Releases FAQs for COPPA

    To help Web site operators, mobile app developers, plug-ins, and advertising networks prepare for the forthcoming changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule, the Federal Trade Commission has released an FAQ guide.

  • 05.03.13

    Updated Florida Sweepstakes Law Takes Effect

    Florida has updated its sweepstakes law which was designed to clarify that games of chance may be operated by commercial entities only on a “limited and occasional basis” as a marketing tool incidental to the sale of a product or service.

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