In the last year, more than 17 class actions have been filed against retailers based on their alleged collection of ZIP codes from their customers.
The book provides an article-by-article analysis of the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, as revised in 2010 by the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).
In 2008, Mary Ann Verdugo passed away after suffering a heart attack while shopping at a Target store in Pico Rivera, California. Her family sued Target for not having an automatic external defibrillator (AED) on site — a device, they claim, could have saved Ms. Verdugo’s life.
Pending changes in Obama era federal overtime exemptions and minimum wage requirements could significantly affect how employers pay their employees.
The Buy America constraints of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) which, for the first time, imposed a domestic preference provision that required all iron, steel, and manufactured goods used in any project funded wholly or partially by the ARRA be produced in the U.S.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that two uses of a racially offensive slur, directed against an employee by another employee were not sufficiently severe or pervasive as to change the terms and conditions of employment and thereby constitute unlawful discrimination.
In a case against LabMD, a judge ruled that the FTC must disclose the internal standards it uses to determine whether a company maintains adequate data security.
Keds filed suit against Vans in 2014 for trademark infringement, unfair competition, trademark dilution, and breach of contract.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Office of Exempt Organizations held an informational call yesterday to provide guidance for 501(c)(6) organizations on obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status.
In a closely watched case, the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has concluded that officers and employees of a foreign government-owned company may be “foreign officials” for purposes of the anti-bribery prohibitions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
In 2012, when the National Labor Relations Board launched a webpage addressing protected concerted activity, Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce declared Section 7 rights “one of the best kept secrets of the NLRA.”
the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a Supplement Specialty Advisory Bulletin entitled “Independent Charity Patient Assistance Programs”, to supplement its Special Advisory Bulletin on Patient Assistance Programs for Medicare Part D Enrollees.
On May 21, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General released a Supplement Specialty Advisory Bulletin entitled to supplement its Special Advisory Bulletin on Patient Assistance Programs for Medicare Part D Enrollees (2005 SAB) (70 Fed. Reg. 70623).
Urban Outfitters is facing another lawsuit over collecting customers’ ZIP codes in connection with credit card purchases at its retail locations.
On May 9, 2014, a federal appeals court reversed a California trial court’s determination that 37 API packages that are part of Oracle’s famous Java programming platform were not subject to copyright protection.
Football fans get a chance to invest in player brands.
On May 2, 2014, the Eastern District of Virginia1 held that attorneys must inform the Court of any pending Inter Partes Review (IPR) regarding patents asserted in litigation. Failure to do so may violate the general duty of candor and good faith to the Court.
The initiative, supported by Consumer Watchdog and the trial lawyer association Consumer Attorneys of California, will be assigned a proposition number in early July.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently charged two companies — Fandango, LLC, and Credit Karma, Inc. — with violating the FTC Act by misrepresenting the security of their mobile apps and failing to securely transmit sensitive personal information over the Internet.
In a decision filed on May 8, 2014, the California Court of Appeals held that patentable ideas, if kept secret, can constitute information protectable by trade secret law.
On May 7, 2014, the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced settlements with two New York-based hospitals totaling $4.8 million for violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules.
Often times indenture trustees seek to sit on creditors committees in furtherance of their fiduciary duties to holders. Obviously, the professional fees and expenses can be paid as a first priority pursuant to a charging lien as provided for under the indenture documents.
Fourth Circuit Allows Hostile Work Environment Claim to Proceed Against Employer Based on Third-Party’s Actions.