• 07.30.13

    In NYC It Pays To Be Sick

    Beginning next year, employees in New York City will be entitled to paid sick leave pursuant to a new, somewhat complex statutory scheme.

  • 07.26.13

    “Natural” False Ad Settlements for $9 Million, $3.2 Million

    Two consumer class actions alleging that “natural” claims were false and deceptive reached settlement deals recently, with Naked Juice agreeing to pay $9 million and ConAgra receiving judicial approval for a $3.2 million settlement.

  • 07.25.13

    Now in Effect! New Energy Use Disclosures for Nonresidential Buildings

    Effective September 1 of this year, owners of nonresidential buildings that contain a total gross floor area of more than 50,000 square feet are required to contend with new energy use disclosure requirements in accordance with California Public Resources Code Section 25402.10.

  • 07.19.13

    California AG Reports on Data Breaches

    In a new report, California Attorney General Kamala Harris revealed that 2.5 million state residents were the victims of a data breach in 2012, with the average breach involving the personal information of 22,500 individuals.

  • 07.19.13

    Ethics Of Sports Award Presented To Jim Thompson Of Positive Coaching Alliance

    Santa Clara University's Institute of Sports Law and Ethics (ISLE), of which Manatt is a Charter Sponsor, presented its first Ethics of Sports (ETHOS) Award May 1 to Jim Thompson, the founder of the Positive Coaching Alliance.

  • 07.18.13

    FTC Looks To Ban Payment Methods Susceptible To Fraud

    In May, the Federal Trade Commission issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning possible amendments to the Federal Telemarketing Sales Rule, which would prohibit sellers and telemarketers from accepting remotely created checks or remotely created payment orders.

  • 07.18.13

    D.C. Circuit Flips DOL’s Flip-Flop On Mortgage Loan officers

    Mortgage loan officers may qualify for the administrative exemption from the overtime wage provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held July 2, striking down a 2010 Administrator’s Interpretation from the Department of Labor.

  • 07.17.13

    How Does the DOMA Defeat Impact Healthcare Reform and Health Insurance Access?

    In a sharply divided ruling on the United States v. Windsor released on June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court invalidated DOMA, clearing the way for federal recognition of same-sex marriages.

  • 07.11.13

    FTC to Search Engines: Make Ads Distinct

    Eleven years after last issuing guidance to search engines about displaying paid search results, the Federal Trade Commission sent letters to dozens of companies, including AOL, Bing, Google, and Yahoo, reiterating the need to distinguish between natural and paid search results.

  • 07.03.13

    Will Advertisers Feel the Backlash After Revelations of Government Surveillance?

    After the nation learned that the National Security Agency has engaged in widespread surveillance of consumer communications over the last several years, some advertisers fear the public’s reaction could negatively impact the industry.



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