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By Leuan Jolly
This week, European authorities will be conducting a "cookie sweep" consisting of random checks of websites to ensure that they are complying with European Union (EU) "cookie" laws.
By Loeb & Loeb LLP's Advanced Media Technology Group
The FTC posted on its website an updated version of its COPPA FAQs.
By Michael Mallow, Michael Thurman
In moving for summary judgment, Nike argued that under its policies and procedures a credit card customer could not have reasonably perceived Nike's request for a ZIP code as a condition to completing a credit card transaction.
By Michael Jahnke, Livia Kiser, Michael Mallow, Michael Thurman
Following the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's investigation into the alleged fraudulent practices of a debt relief company, the CFPB and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced the criminal indictment against the company, Mission Settlement Agency, and six individuals, including Mission's owner, three employees, and two former employees.
By Loeb & Loeb LLP's Consumer Protection Defense Department
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has enacted a new rule that will prohibit the inclusion of mandatory arbitration provisions and waivers of federal statutory causes of action in consumer mortgage and home equity loan agreements.
By Michael Mallow, Michael Thurman
One of the most intriguing aspects of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is the agency's novel power not only to assess civil penalties against those entities that violate its rules and federal consumer laws, but also to keep these monetary penalties and put them directly into its own war chest for use in future campaigns against other prospective violators.
By Trusts And Estates Practice Group
President Barack Obama released his proposed budget for the government's fiscal year 2014 on April 10, 2013, and, not surprisingly, the budget contains a number of revenue-raising tax provisions.
By Michael Mallow, Michael Thurman
Just two months after the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Canning v. National Labor Relations Board that President Barack Obama's January 2012 appointment of three new members of the National Labor Relations Board was "constitutionally invalid," a split panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals has followed suit, invalidating another NLRB action.
By Loeb & Loeb LLP's Advanced Media Technology Group
As of April 26, 2013, sponsors of skill-based contests in Vermont can require an entry fee or other consideration for entry.
By Tax Practice Group
The Internal Revenue Service will automatically revoke an organization's tax-exempt status if the organization fails for three consecutive years to file an IRS Form 990.
By Steve Semerdjian
A comprehensive new Senate immigration bill includes provisions governing the award of nonimmigrant visas for highly skilled workers that are likely to adversely affect outsourcing companies that use a U.S.-based workforce made up primarily of foreign - generally Indian - workers.
By Loeb & Loeb LLP's Advanced Media Technology Group
The Federal Trade Commission voted unanimously this week to keep the July 1, 2013, compliance date for the new COPPA Rule.
By Michael Mallow, Christine Reilly
A federal court in the Western District of Wisconsin has now expanded the reach of the TCPA beyond auto/predictive dialers, holding in Nelson v. Santander Consumer USA that the federal statute may apply to calls even if an auto/predictive dialer is not used to initiate them.
By Michael Mallow, Livia Kiser
A discussion on the Supreme Court's decision in Behrend , it's subsequent remand of the Sixth Circuit's decision in Whirlpool v. Glazer, and implications for other similarly reasoned cases where the evidence suggests that few, if any, proposed class members actually have experienced the alleged injury.
By Loeb & Loeb LLP's Capital Markets Practice Group
The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a report concluding that social media may constitute legitimate means for a reporting company to make public announcements.
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