A new law took effect in California governing automatic renewals that requires companies to make greater disclosures and obtain affirmative consent from consumers prior to their being charged.
On December 1, 2010, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) released a preliminary staff report (the “Report”) setting forth a framework for how commercial entities should protect consumer information.
It’s official. Greenhouse gas emissions, currently emitted free of charge in California, will have a price tag on them starting in 2012.
On December 17, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (HR 4853) (the "2010 Tax Relief Act").
The Senate Judiciary Committee recently passed the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act by a unanimous vote, moving the legislation to the full Senate.
Esra Hudson, a litigation partner in our Employment & Labor Practice Group, recently spoke with Compliance Week for a November 23rd article on federal labor law challenges employers may face when attempting to address social media use through policy.
The Food and Drug Administration unveiled 36 proposed warning labels for cigarette packs, pursuant to the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, that gives the agency the power to regulate tobacco products for the first time and to promulgate warning labels.
New York State recently released the draft New York State Climate Action Plan, which proposes a goal of an 80% reduction (below 1990 levels) of greenhouse gases by 2050.
On November 23, 2010, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit dealt a blow to a controversial public policy trend in which states are restricting the use of information about physician prescribing habits in pharmaceutical marketing.