• 09.24.19

    CEOs Call for National Privacy Law

    A coalition of chief executive officers (CEOs) representing 51 businesses urged congressional leaders to enact a federal privacy law that would preempt state laws and provide a uniform national framework.

  • 09.24.19

    Mercedes Drives Suits Against Artists Forward

    Four street artists can’t avoid a ride with Mercedes-Benz (“Mercedes”) in the auto manufacturer’s actions seeking a declaration that Mercedes’ posting of photographs on social media that depict the artists’ murals painted on public buildings did not violate their ...

  • 09.19.19

    Final 2019 Amendments to the CCPA Head to Governor’s Desk

    September 13, 2019 marked the last day of California’s 2019 legislative session and, importantly, the last call for any 2019 amendments to the landmark California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

  • 09.18.19

    CMS Promotes Community Paramedicine in Medicare and Medicaid

    Earlier this year, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a new Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) payment model for community paramedicine.

  • 09.17.19

    TINA Not Playing Around With YouTube Kidfluencer

    A popular YouTube channel for kids is the subject of a new complaint filed by Truth in Advertising (TINA) with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  

  • 09.17.19

    New Decision Raises Questions About FTC’s Restitution Power

    A recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit could have a significant impact on the efforts of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to obtain restitution.

  • 09.17.19

    NARB, FTC Consider National Origin Claims

    With national origin claims on the enforcement radar of both the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the FTC announced a public workshop later this month to consider claims such as “Made in USA.”

  • 09.17.19

    Compliance Tips From the Largest COPPA Settlement Ever

    In a record-setting deal with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the New York State Office of the Attorney General, YouTube agreed to pay a total of $170 million to settle charges of violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) as well as the FTC Act.

  • 09.12.19

    Fifth Circuit Declares FHFA Structure Unconstitutional: Is CFPB Next?

    In a significant ruling with broad financial services repercussions, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, sitting en banc, has ruled that the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the conservator for both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is unconstitutionally structured because its director ...

  • 09.12.19

    SEC Proposes Rule Changes for Business Description, Legal Proceedings and Risk Factors Disclosures

    Aiming to modernize the description of business, legal proceedings and risk factor disclosures that registrants are required to make pursuant to Regulation S-K, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently proposed a number of important rule changes which affect periodic reports.