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New York Insurance Department opinion controls validity of electronic signature on clickwrap insurance application
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

The New York State Insurance Department may impose a requirement that an insurance company verify the identity of a person providing an electronic signature on an online application for insurance, notwithstanding the less restrictive definition of an electronic signature in the New York Electronic Signatures and Records Act, a district court ruled


Under Montana law, arbitration provision in consumer internet access contract was unconscionable and unenforceable
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

A mandatory arbitration provision in a contract with a nonbusiness party for Internet access is an unenforceable contract of adhesion, a district court ruled


CDA Section 230 protects web site operator from liability for user's defamatory post, despite general statement on web site concerning accuracy of information
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2010

A general statement on a Web site to the effect that posted information was truthful and accurate did not deprive the Web site operators of protection from liability for defamatory statements posted by third parties under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a Texas appeals court ruled


Clickwrap user agreement bars claims against web site operator over fraudulent ticket sales
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

A clickwrap user agreement applicable to an online ticket exchange that contained broad disclaimers of liability, including disclaimers of express and implied warranties, bars claims by users of the site based upon their purchase of fraudulent ticket purchase options, a district court ruled


Courts split on assent to web loyalty programs
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

In In re Easysaver Rewards Litigation (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 13, 2010), the district court refused to dismiss a class action alleging breach of contract and fraud claims against an online retailer and the third party provider of a online rewards program


Web site owner's assertion of CDA Section 230 in response to defamation claim not an extortionate threat
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

A Web site operator's assertion of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act in response to a demand that allegedly defamatory third-party content be removed from its consumer complaint site does not constitute an extortionate threat under California law, a district court ruled


Logo, copyright notice and link on web site constitute copyright management information under DMCA
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

A photographer's name, logo and link on a Web site containing copyrighted photographs constitute copyright management information within the scope of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 1202, a district court ruled


California anti-spam statute not preempted by federal CAN-SPAM Act
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

Claims under California Business & Professions Code Section 17529.5, the California anti-spam statute, are not preempted by the federal CAN-SPAM Act, a district court ruled


Trademark owner's reports of infringing goods to online auction anti-infringement program protected by “interested party” privilege from defamation claim
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

A trademark owner's reports of infringing goods to an online auction's anti-infringement program were privileged under California law, a district court ruled


Federal CAN-SPAM Act preempts claim under Illinois anti-spam law that e-mail utilizing tracking technology was misleading
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2011

A claim under the Illinois anti-spam law that the heading on a promotional e-mail was misleading because it failed to warn the recipient that the e-mail sender utilized tracking technology is preempted by the federal CAN-SPAM Act, a district court ruled