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Supreme Court Punts On Whether FCC's Interpretation Of The TCPA Binds Federal Courts
At the end of the Supreme Court's most recent term, the Court released its long-awaited ruling in PDR Network, LLC v. Carlton & Harris Chiropractic, Inc., 139 S. Ct. 2051 (June 20, 2019).
United States
4 Sep 2019
One "Chirp, Buzz, Or Blink" Is Not Enough To Sue Under The TCPA
A recent decision by the Eleventh Circuit will make it more difficult for plaintiffs to establish standing to sue under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
United States
3 Sep 2019
The U.S. Government Investigates U.S. Universities Participating In The "Confucius Institutes" Program
In July, the U.S. Department of Education Notices of Investigation to four U.S. universities seeking information on the "Confucius Institutes" operating on their campuses.
United States
22 Aug 2019
Spate of Recent False Advertising Class Actions Take On Animal Treatment Label Claims
In the last few months, a handful of class actions have been filed challenging label claims regarding the treatment of the animals providing the food item in question. This appears to be a new food
United States
22 Aug 2019
Like A Butterfly, Will The CCPA Continue To Evolve?
California legislators have passed many bills to amend the California Consumer Protection Act since the law was passed. Last week there was significant developments in the status of those bills
United States
11 Jun 2019
Proposed Massachusetts Consumer Data Privacy Law Takes Lessons From Illinois' Biometric Law
After Illinois passed its Biometric Information Privacy Act in 2008 ("BIPA"), other states have begun enacting legislation regulating business activities relating to biometric information.
United States
9 May 2019
FTC Loot Box Workshop Announced
The Federal Trade Commission FTC has announced that it will hold a public workshop on August 7, 2019 to examine consumer protection issues related to video game "loot boxes."
United States
15 Apr 2019
Second Circuit Affirms "Snap" Removal Practice
Earlier this week, a Second Circuit panel resolved a sharp disagreement among district courts regarding the interpretation of the forum defendant rule
United States
11 Apr 2019
Ninth Circuit And California Court Of Appeals Rule On Freedom Of Religion Rights
Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander? Not necessarily. The Ninth Circuit and California Court of Appeals recently decided two cases that substantially limit the scope and application
United States
26 Feb 2019
Ninth Circuit Confirms Plaintiffs Are Not Required To Undermine Defendant's Evidence To Withstand Summary Judgment In False Labeling Class Actions
The Ninth Circuit's recent decision in Sonner v. Schwabe N. Am., Inc. et al.,[1] resolves a split among district courts evaluating the standard that applies to false labeling claims
United States
21 Jan 2019
California AG Holding Series Of CCPA Public Forums
In support of the California AG's work towards drafting regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act, a series of public forums are being held throughout California.
United States
16 Jan 2019
2019 Is The Year Of . . . CCPA?
Everyone who has been paying attention to privacy news knows that January 1, 2020 is the implementation date of the California Consumer Protection Act, and July 1, 2020
United States
14 Jan 2019
From The Big Easy To The Big Ten, And Beyond: What The Process Of Reforming The New Orleans Police Department Can Teach Colleges And Universities
In 2012, the Penn State Lions went 8-4 on the field, passing 3,283 yards, rushing 740 yards, and scoring 349 points.
United States
5 Nov 2018
New Law Allows Consumers Concerned About Identity Theft To Place Free Credit Freezes And Fraud Alerts
The Federal Trade Commission has announced that, beginning today, consumers concerned about identity theft or data breaches can place credit freezes and one year fraud alerts with the three nationwide credit bureaus for free.
United States
26 Sep 2018
One A Day Will Not Keep Plaintiffs Away
In a recent decision, the California Court of Appeal reaffirmed and clarified how the "reasonable consumer" standard must be applied at the pleadings stage to mislabeling claims
United States
14 Sep 2018
Unixiz Settles COPPA Allegations With NJ AG
Unixiz, operator of the i-Dressup site, reached an agreement with the New Jersey Attorney General to settle charges that the company had violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and the New Jersey's Consumer Fraud Act.
United States
2 Sep 2018
The California Privacy Law Is Coming: What Should Your Company Do Now?
As has been widely reported, California's new privacy regime is set to come into effect on January 1, 2020.
United States
1 Aug 2018
Ninth Circuit Confirms That Class Action Plaintiffs Must Plausibly Establish Future Intent To Re-Purchase To Maintain Claims For Injunctive Relief
The ruling in Lanovaz v. Twinings N. Am., Inc., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 15248 (9th Cir. June 6, 2018), settles what was arguably an open issue among district courts within the Ninth Circuit
United States
5 Jul 2018
FTC Expresses Concerns Over Mobile Security Updates
In its recent report (Mobile Security Updates: Understanding the Issues), the FTC expressed concerns with the process for keeping mobile devices updated and secure.
United States
21 May 2018
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