The Federal Trade Commission recently announced the launch of the Technology Task Force, which has been designed to monitor, investigate, and take enforcement actions against anti-competitive conduct and industry practices in US technology markets.
Colleges and universities should take steps now to implement a plan in response to the investigation dubbed “Operation Varsity Blues,” in which federal prosecutors charged at least 50 people in an elaborate scheme to gain admission for their children at elite universities.
It’s been 10 months since the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) was signed into law, and the retail sector is grappling with ways to comply. The law goes into effect January 1, 2020, but the time to prepare is now.
Earlier this month, the New York Department of Motor Vehicles Appeals Board affirmed a win for Wide World Maserati in a precedent-setting 23-page opinion that will reshape the dealer law landscape for years to come.
Financial institutions and service providers subject to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act likely will face enhanced requirements to protect consumers’ personal financial information under the first substantial proposed amendments to the Safeguards Rule in more than 15 years.
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced charges in a billion-dollar health care fraud scheme involving telemedicine and the provision of allegedly unnecessary durable medical equipment (DME) to Medicare beneficiaries.
On April 8, 2019, the USTR announced that it is initiating an investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 to enforce the rights of the United States in the WTO dispute involving subsidies provided to the large civil aircraft industry by the European Union.
On April 15, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States will hold oral arguments on Iancu v. Brunetti. The case will decide if the “immoral” and “scandalous” clauses of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act violate the free speech clause of the First Amendment. Section 2(a) currently permits the USPTO to
As of April 10, 2019, businesses victimized by data breaches must comply with heightened requirements under the newly-amended Massachusetts data breach notification law, Mass. Gen. Laws Ch. 93H, §§ 1, et seq.
A recently dismissed class action is a good reminder to companies that any changes to return, exchange, or warranty policies cannot be retroactively applied to purchases made before the policy changes are implemented.
An arbitration brought by Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) against Petróleos Paraguayos (Petropar), filed in July 2016 before the Paris-based International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), has been temporarily suspended.
Under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, the President has the authority to impose tariffs on imports to counter trade practices that the US Trade Representative finds either to violate or conflict with a trade agreement or to burden or restrict US commerce unjustifiably.
The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave recently released an implementation timeline for the new paid family and medical leave program, revised draft regulations, and a series of “toolkits” to assist employers and workers with their preparations for the new benefit.
On April 3, 2019 the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission issued its first no-action letter stating that it would not recommend enforcement action if an issuer publicly issued tokens without registration under the Securities Act or the Securities Exchange Act.
Brexit woes in 2018 did not deter parties from referring disputes to the LCIA. The LCIA released its Annual Casework Report, revealing a growing preference for use of the institution’s Rules, increased recourse to expedited procedures, and parties hailing to the LCIA from diverse regions.
It’s not uncommon for an employee to perform work for an employer — A — that simultaneously benefits another person — B.
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