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Seyfarth Shaw Policy Matters Newsletter - September 26, 2019
Following approval by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee earlier this week, this afternoon Eugene Scalia was approved by a 53-44 vote of the full Senate.
United States
10 Oct 2019
Nevada: Bucking The Wait And See Approach To Consumer Privacy Law
First, the limited privacy amendment is not the CCPA. Let's make that perfectly clear.
United States
2 Oct 2019
Seventh Circuit Limits Scope Of Federal Trade Commission's Enforcement Authority
The Seventh Circuit issued a decision recently that eliminates an enforcement tool long used by the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC")—the ability to obtain equitable monetary relief from defendants
United States
4 Sep 2019
"Monroney Stickers" And Protecting Car Buyers From Fraud In The Age Of Online Motor Vehicle Sales
Few may recall, but manufacturers did not always place a "Monroney sticker" in the windows of new motor vehicles they shipped to dealers.
United States
21 Aug 2019
Webinar Recap! Hot Topics And Trends In California Consumer Class Actions
We are pleased to announce the webinar "Hot Topics and Trends in California Consumer Class Actions" is now available as a webinar recording.
United States
20 Aug 2019
State Attorneys General Urge FTC To Consider Labor Issues In Antitrust Enforcement
A group of 18 state attorneys general (the "AGs") recently filed comments with the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") in advance of a series of hearings centered on changes to antitrust and consumer protection enforcement in the 21st century.
United States
6 Aug 2019
CCPA Amendments – Employees And The Loyalty Program Change Nobody Is Talking About
Those interested in keeping up with the latest news impacting the California Consumer Privacy Act have been heavily focused on AB 25, and its potential to exclude employees from the scope of the CCPA.
United States
23 Jul 2019
Copy-Cat Class Actions Meet Copy-Cat Legislation: Illinois' BIPA Spurs New Biometric Privacy Legislation Across The Nation
While most employers are likely familiar with the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, they should know that Illinois is not the only state with a biometric privacy law and many other states are not far behind from joining that group.
United States
17 Jul 2019
Hot Topics And Trends In California Consumer Class Actions
Latest developments concerning arbitration and class waivers
United States
15 Jul 2019
Upcoming Webinar Series! California Consumer Privacy Act: Is Your Organization Ready?
In just a few short months, on January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is set to go into effect, establishing new consumer privacy rights for California residents...
United States
15 Jul 2019
In Moran, Dissent Sets Up Arguments For Other Circuits To Find Dismissals Are Adverse Events
The Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA") bars consumer reporting agencies from reporting civil suits, civil judgments, records of arrest, and other "adverse items" more than seven years after they occur.
United States
5 Jul 2019
Significant TCPA Verdict Returned In Wakefield v. Visalus, Inc.
An Oregon federal jury reached a verdict in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") class action in April that exposes the defendant to a potential judgment in excess of $2.7 billion.
United States
14 Jun 2019
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Dodges Another Bullet: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. Seila Law LLC
Although Congress created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") nearly a decade ago, constitutional challenges to its leadership structure remain ongoing.
United States
14 Jun 2019
Ninth Circuit Rules That Varying State Laws Do Not Defeat Predominance Requirement In Class Action Settlement Context
Satisfying Rule 23(b)(3)'s predominance requirement is undoubtedly a challenge when it comes to a nationwide class.
United States
12 Jun 2019
Fourth Circuit Affirms $61 Million Treble Damages Award In TCPA Class Action Against Marketing Agency's Customer
As a result, companies should be wary of using third parties to conduct telemarketing without appropriate oversight.
United States
10 Jun 2019
Proposed Amendment To Expand CCPA Private Action Stalls
Senate Bill 561, which would have generated even greater compliance challenges and litigation risk for businesses, has been held in committee and placed on suspense.
United States
29 May 2019
2019: Is This The Year Of Consumer Privacy (Or, Elephants, Elephants Everywhere)
In prior posts, we've commented on the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA"), likening it, and its Texas ‘flavored' variant(s), to ‘elephants in the room'.
United States
20 May 2019
Ninth Circuit Weighs In On Calculating The FCRA's Seven-Year Reporting Rule
The Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA") contains an entire section devoted to the time periods for which certain information may be included in a background check report.
United States
17 May 2019
Implementation Date For The USDA's National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard
The USDA's Standard requires disclosure for certain food products that are "bioengineered" (or "BE") or that contain BE ingredients.
United States
15 May 2019
The California Consumer Privacy Act Of 2018: What Businesses Need To Know Now
California, home to more than 40 million people and the 5th largest economy in the world, has passed the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) ...
United States
18 Feb 2019
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