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SCOTUS Grants Review of Federal Ban on Sports Gambling
In one of its final acts of the October 2016 term, the Supreme Court of the United States recently agreed to hear a New Jersey challenge to the constitutionality of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act ("PAPSA"), a federal statute banning states from authorizing and regulating gambling on sporting events.
United States
19 Jul 2017
Digital Copyright Ruling Creates New Vulnerabilities for Moderated Online Platforms
A recent federal appeals court decision may lead online platforms that post user-generated content filtered by moderators to think twice before posting copyrighted material.
United States
13 May 2017
Federal Court Enters FTC Settlement In Fake Prize Mail Scheme
These mailers included a request that the individuals return an approximately $25 "fee" to collect their cash prize.
United States
26 Apr 2017
Three States Introduce Bills To Legalize Sports Betting While SCOTUS Decides Whether To Hear Suit Challenging Existing Federal Ban
As the Supreme Court weighs whether to hear a New Jersey challenge to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act ("PAPSA") – a 1992 federal law that banned sports wagering in all states where it was not already in existence – legislators in New York, Michigan, and South Carolina have introduced legislation seeking to legalize sports betting in their states.
United States
2 Feb 2017
Subway Turns Back Class Action Over Free Sandwich Text Message Promotion
Subway scored a recent victory when a federal court dismissed a putative class action brought by two customers over a free sandwich promotion alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") after allegedly receiving a text message offering a free 6" Oven Roasted Chicken sub.
United States
14 Jan 2017
New Laws Criminalize Online Ticket Bots And Protect Consumers' Right To Review
Earlier this month, President Obama approved two pieces of consumer protection legislation aimed at curbing the use of automatic programs to purchase tickets through online sellers and . . .
United States
4 Jan 2017
FTC Unanimously Approves Settlement With Pet Food Manufacturer Over Alleged False Advertising
The Federal Trade Commission has approved a final Decision and Order settling a dispute with pet food producer Mars Petcare US, Inc. related to advertisements for Mars' Eukanuba brand dog food.
United States
16 Dec 2016
Cell Phone Manufacturer And Firmware Provider Hit With Consumer Class Action Over Extracting And Transmitting User Information Without Consent
Mobile device manufacturers and software providers should remain vigilant of the firmware in their devices and provide proper notice to consumers before collecting customer data.
United States
7 Dec 2016
Former Member Of The Commodores Sued For Using Band's Name To Promote Solo Career
A Florida federal court enjoined Thomas McClary, an original member of famed Motown band the Commodores, from branding himself as "COMMODORES'...
United States
24 Nov 2016
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