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Morgan Lewis
Ahead of finalizing FDA’s tobacco products "deeming" rule, the FTC considers taking enforcement action against e-cigarette firms for violative advertising, marketing, and sales practices.
Venable LLP
Last week, the FTC issued an Order and summary decision against the owners of Jerk.com, an "anti-social network" website for deceiving users about the source of the website’s content.
Reed Smith
At long last, the 2013 contracts are available. Although hard copies of the books are still being printed, the first digital versions of the Commercials Contract and Radio Recorded Commercials Contract are available.
Fox Rothschild LLP
In 2006 the federal government passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (the "Internet Gambling Act"), which was enacted to prevent gambling over the internet.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
This Monday, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman called off an investigation involving herbal supplements manufactured, marketed and sold by health and nutrition retailer GNC Corporation ("GNC").
Reed Smith
Two recent rights of publicity cases illustrated the parameters of using a public figure’s name, likeness, identity or image for commercial purposes, without consent for commemorative purposes.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
The Federal Trade Commission (the "FTC" or "Commission") and various law enforcement agencies are racing forward with their latest campaign against deceptive advertising, code-named "Operation Ruse Control."
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
On March 24, 2015, the United States District Court for the Southern District of California denied Guess?, Inc.’s ("Guess") motion to dismiss a telephone consumer protection act ("TCPA") class action pending against it.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Last month, a New York federal court dismissed a lawsuit brought by prominent collector Richard F. McKenzie and his foundation alleging that his dealer overcharged him on art purchases in order to inflate commissions.
Scott & Scott LLP
When licensing software, there may be an opportunity to buy support services as well.
Foley & Lardner
Clients who distribute their products or services, in large part, through the use of the Internet should take note of a recent federal court decision under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Scott & Scott LLP
During the software acquisition process, the parties are often ready to move past the terms of the contract and implement the software to start recognizing the benefits.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
This week, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued an order against Jerk, LLC and Napster co-founder John Fanning, respectively, ..
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
We frequently see private placement memoranda, seeking to raise capital for films, which refer to independent film success stories such as "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," "Little Miss Sunshine," or other independent films which became box office hits.
Duane Morris LLP
Some movement this week in Georgia and Tennessee on proposed constitutional amendments to authorize full casino gaming.
Holland & Knight
The enforceability of a wrap agreement (browsewrap, clickwrap and shrinkwrap) can often turn on what to the untrained eye may be mere minutiae. Such minutiae can include the nuances of the design of a website.
Fox Rothschild LLP
As for the first fair use factor, the court held that the use was not particularly transformative and it was a question of fact if the use was commercial.
Venable LLP
We are entering a brave new world of food design and regulation brought to us through the mechanical development and visual artistry of 3D printing.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Lincoln Bandlow and David Aronoff were featured in The Hollywood Reporter article "Lincoln Bandlow, David Aronoff Jump to Fox Rothschild."
Venable LLP
We love a good March Madness legal blog (see here and here and here) and NAD gave us some great fodder this month deciding a case between two large daily fantasy sports league websites.
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Foley Hoag LLP
Yesterday marked the sunrise launch of the .porn and .adult generic top-level domains (gTLDs), which join .xxx in the top-level domain name space as gTLDs targeted mainly at online purveyors of adult entertainment.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
This Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission (the "FTC or Commission") sued satellite television service provider DirecTV, Inc. and its subsidiary ("DIRECTV") in federal court in San Francisco.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
Last week, Judge Dale S. Fischer dismissed a federal class action lawsuit against Herbalife, Ltd. ("Herbalife") and three of its corporate officers, who were accused by Herbalife shareholders of operating the company as an illegal pyramid scheme.
Venable LLP
On March 12, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission released the full text of its Open Internet Order, which they adopted on February 26, 2015.
Proskauer Rose LLP
While courts may not officially be in the business of ghostbusting, a district court in California recently offered some support to a blender manufacturer apparently haunted by a phantom reviewer.
Foley & Lardner
March 30, 2015, is the opening day of the "sunrise" period for registration of domain names in the .SUCKS top-level domain (TLD).
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
Last week, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ("CRTC" or the "Commission") issued its first Notice of Violation under Canada's Anti-Spam Law ("CASL").
Littler Mendelson
Employers recently suffered a string of defeats in National Labor Relations Board cases challenging their social media and related communications policies.
Fox Rothschild LLP
You’ve heard it a million times if you’ve heard it once: email creates a written record with a very long tail.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
The Defendants have agreed to pay one of the largest Telephone Consumer Protection Act settlement amounts in history.
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