• 07.16.15

    Regulators Keep Their Feet on the Gas in Actions Against Auto Lenders; NY AG Latest to Bring Suit

    The automotive industry is continuing to face heavy scrutiny from regulators.

  • 07.15.15

    New Tax Alert: Streaming Services, Cloud Computing

    In June the Chicago Department of Finance issued two rulings expanding the application of the city's Personal Property Lease Transaction Tax to include nonpossessory computer leases (the "Cloud Computing Tax") and broadening the application of the Amusement Tax to electronically ...

  • 07.14.15

    Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights, July 14, 2015

    Montana’s Medicaid expansion waiver seeks monthly premiums and a “third party administrator”; Rhode Island’s Medicaid working group recommends pursuing a DSRIP waiver; and Utah’s Medicaid expansion discussions are put on hold until 2016.

  • 07.10.15

    The Impact of National Same-Sex Marriage for Employers

    How will employers feel the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges?

  • 07.09.15

    FTC Files Lawsuit Over “Risk-Free Trial” Offers

    The Federal Trade Commission filed suit in California federal court against 7 individuals and 15 companies that allegedly scammed consumers with deceptive “risk-free trial” offers to sell skincare products.

  • 07.08.15

    As-Is Deals May Not Be So As-Is

    To avoid litigation over mistaken or misinterpreted statements made in the course of negotiations, owners of real property rely on “as-is” and “independent investigation” clauses in their real estate contracts and leases.

  • 07.07.15

    Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights, July 7, 2015

    Ohio passes a budget mandating that the State request a waiver to implement Medicaid Health Savings Accounts; in Nevada, Marketplace enrollees who experienced technical difficulty obtaining coverage are eligible for a tax-penalty exemption; and a national report finds modest increases in 2016 ...

  • 07.02.15

    LinkedIn RSVPs to E-Mail Invite Litigation with $13M Deal

    LinkedIn has agreed to pay $13 million and make changes to its website to settle a class action suit alleging the networking site harvested the e-mail addresses of user contacts and then sent e-mails inviting them to join the site.

  • 07.02.15

    CFPB Releases Final Rule for Nonbank Auto Lenders Oversight

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its final rule providing oversight of larger participants in the nonbank auto-financing ecosystem, along with examination procedures for covered entities, making the significant expansion of its supervision official.

  • 07.02.15

    Neighbors’ Noise Complaints Trigger EIR

    The Sixth District Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s holding that preparation of an EIR was required for the approval of a use permit to allow wedding events on vineyard property.

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