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Paramedic Can Be Terminated for Social Media Activity

USA - April 13 2017 Can a paramedic be legally terminated for social media activity? Yes, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled, affirming summary

$3M Penalty for Credit Reporting Agency in CFPB Action

USA - April 13 2017 A major credit bureau and its subsidiaries will pay a civil penalty of $3 million, accurately represent how the credit scores it markets to consumers

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Interchange Settlement Appeal

USA - April 13 2017 The U.S. Supreme Court denied a request to review the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit's ruling overturning a $7.25 billion settlement

Penalties for incorrect W-2, 1099s just doubled

USA - July 22 2015 Noncompliance just got more expensive. A provision of the Trade Preferences Extension Act signed into law by President Barack Obama in late June

Copyright Law Precludes Athletes’ Publicity Rights Suit, Ninth Circuit Rules

USA - April 20 2017 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a publicity rights suit filed by a pair of former basketball players at

Amazon, FTC Reach Deal Over In-App Charges

USA - April 20 2017 Amazon and the Federal Trade Commission have agreed to drop their appeals in a lawsuit accusing the online retailer of billing consumers for

Copyright Law Precludes Athletes’ Publicity Rights Suit, Ninth Circuit Rules

USA - April 20 2017 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a publicity rights suit filed by a pair of former basketball players at

Carpet Cleaning Company Fails to Medal in Suit Against USOC

USA - April 20 2017 The U.S. Olympic Committee's social media guidelines evaded review after a federal court judge found a legal challenge from a carpet cleaning business

FCC Combats Spoofed Robocalls

USA - April 18 2017 As part of an initiative that would enable voice service providers to better protect subscribers from illegal and fraudulent robocalls, the Federal

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights

USA - April 18 2017 The focus is on the Marketplaces this week as CMS publishes a new Marketplace stabilization rule, even as President Trump threatens to withhold