• 07.22.15

    Strategies for Supporting Informed Consumer Decision-Making in the Health Insurance Marketplace

    Roughly 16.4 million people have gained health coverage in the five years since passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and more than 11 million people signed up for marketplace plans during the second open enrollment period alone.1,2

  • 07.20.15

    FCC Issues Long Awaited TCPA Declaratory Ruling and Order

    On July 10, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued its omnibus Declaratory Ruling and Order (Ruling) addressing 21 petitions filed with the agency by various companies and trade associations seeking relief or clarification regarding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 ...

  • 07.15.15

    New Tax Alert: Streaming Services, Cloud Computing

    In June the Chicago Department of Finance issued two rulings expanding the application of the city's Personal Property Lease Transaction Tax to include nonpossessory computer leases (the "Cloud Computing Tax") and broadening the application of the Amusement Tax to electronically ...

  • 07.09.15

    FTC Files Lawsuit Over “Risk-Free Trial” Offers

    The Federal Trade Commission filed suit in California federal court against 7 individuals and 15 companies that allegedly scammed consumers with deceptive “risk-free trial” offers to sell skincare products.

  • 07.02.15

    LinkedIn RSVPs to E-Mail Invite Litigation with $13M Deal

    LinkedIn has agreed to pay $13 million and make changes to its website to settle a class action suit alleging the networking site harvested the e-mail addresses of user contacts and then sent e-mails inviting them to join the site.

  • 06.22.15

    Examining Fee Splitting Statutes in the Context of Value-Based Healthcare

    Fee splitting prohibitions are aimed primarily at situations where a healthcare professional, in order to generate patient referrals from other licensed or unlicensed persons, splits part of the professional fee earned from treating the referred patient with the source of the referral.

  • 06.19.15

    SPECIAL FOCUS: FCC Adopts Significant Changes to TCPA Rules

    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to revise the Telephone Consumer Protection Act rules passed by a 3-2 vote during yesterday’s Open Commission Meeting.

  • 03.18.15

    California TCPA Suit Moves Forward

    A putative class action alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by Bebe Stores will move forward after a California federal court judge denied defendant’s motion to dismiss.



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