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Hospitality Industry Prepares For Slate Of New Consumer Privacy Protections
Several bills would make changes to the consumer rights request process.
United States
14 Oct 2019
HIPAA Settlement For Social Media Disclosure
Healthcare providers face a dilemma when patients post complaints or make other statements on social media.
United States
14 Oct 2019
Landlord Technology Traps: New Prohibitions On Chinese Technology In Government Leases
Potential security threats from technology developed by Chinese companies with alleged connections to the Chinese government continue to generate headlines...
United States
26 Sep 2019
New York City Considering Additional Restrictions On Hotel Project
According to recent media stories, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that he is directing his Department of City Planning (DCP)
United States
9 Sep 2019
Let It Ride: Gambling Patent Survives Early Section 101 Challenge, Requires Claim Construction
The plaintiff asserted four sports gambling patents against two defendants. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)
United States
9 Sep 2019
E.D. North Carolina Axes Patent Directed To Teaching Guitar
Rocksmith sued Yousician Oy, alleging infringement of its patent entitled "interactive guitar game."
United States
20 Aug 2019
Game Over: Multiplayer Gaming Patent Found To Be An Abstract Idea
Judge Maryellen Noreika (D. Delaware) has been very active since receiving her judicial commission less than a year ago, including already issuing a handful of Section 101 opinions.
United States
25 Jul 2019
Sports Wagering: 2019 State-By-State Guide
In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association allowed Congress to regulate sports wagering directly. If Congress fails to act, the authority to regulate sports wagering is delegated to the states.
United States
26 Apr 2019
Company's Covert Monitoring Of Former Employees' Private Facebook Messenger Conversations Was Not "Unclean Hands"
The equitable defense of "unclean hands" is often raised but rarely proven. Sometimes stated as "he who comes into equity must come with clean hands," it is based on the maxim
United States
11 Mar 2019
DOJ Reverses Course: The Wire Act Applies to Non-Sports Gambling (Again)
The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) has released an opinion concluding that the Wire Act, 18 U.S.C. §1084,
United States
6 Feb 2019
Imprecise Software License Terms Leads To New York Litigation
The ambiguity of termination provision of a software license is often disputed. Imprecise wording, including for hypothetical damages due upon breach often triggers expensive litigation centered on only a few words in a license.
United States
31 Jan 2019
"0g Trans Fat" Misrepresentation Claim Reinstated
In Hawkins v. Kroger Co., 906 F. 3d 763 (9th Cir. 2018), the court of appeals reversed the district court's dismissal of a putative consumer class action
United States
3 Jan 2019
Restaurant Websites Under ADA Scrutiny
In Haynes v. Dunkin' Donuts LLC, No. 18-10373, 2018 WL 3634720 (11th Cir. July 31, 2018), a blind plaintiff sued Dunkin' Donuts, alleging that its public-facing website,,
United States
3 Jan 2019
FTC Kicks Off New Consumer Protection Hearings: Focuses On The Use Of Big Data And Artificial Intelligence
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continues its comprehensive efforts to focus on consumer protection issues, including those around the use of Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and predictive analytics.
United States
19 Nov 2018
Sports Wagering: State-By-State Update For Tribal Entities With Gaming Compacts
Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act
United States
12 Oct 2018
Reliance On False Label Not Always Necessary To State A Claim
In Johnson v. Atkins Nutritionals, Inc., No. 2:16-cv-04213, 2018 WL 3398162 (W.D. Mo. July 12, 2018), the plaintiff sued the defendant on various theories ...
United States
24 Sep 2018
President, Congress Expedite Efforts To Establish A Federal Consumer Privacy Standard
The Trump Administration recently announced plans to establish U.S. consumer privacy standards in response to a series of high-profile privacy breaches.
United States
20 Sep 2018
Judicially Enforced DOL Subpoena Overturned
In Acosta v. La Piedad Corp., 894 F. 3d 947 (8th Cir. 2018), the court ruled that a restaurant company doing business as El Mezcal Mexican Restaurant ...
United States
14 Sep 2018
Illinois General Assembly Amends State's Liquor Control Act
New Law Allows Municipalities to Control Locations of Bars, Other Liquor Retailers
United States
20 Aug 2018
Sports Gambling In Illinois: What Are The Odds, And Will Municipalities Be Dealt In?
The U.S. Supreme Court's recent landmark decision in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association,et al. overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 ...
United States
25 Jun 2018
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