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DOJ Signals Changes to Its Corporate Enforcement Policy

USA - December 12 2018 Deciding whether to voluntarily disclose information to the government is difficult. Any guidance from the government as to what it expects from…

All I Do is Win, Win, Win?: SEC Settles Charges with Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled

USA - December 11 2018 In the iconic words of DJ Khaled: “Another one.” That’s right, folks. Another round of celebrities have fallen on the wrong side of the federal…

There is an Assault on the FTC’s Powers - Can it Withstand the Battering?

USA - December 10 2018 The FTC has long claimed expansive authority under the FTC Act to obtain injunctions and monetary judgments. Its claim to that expansive authority is…

The FTC is Searching for the Value in Loot

USA - December 4 2018 The Commissioners of the FTC agreed, during an oversight hearing on November 27, 2018, to investigate the use of “loot boxes” in video games. Senator…

Cell Cultured Food—FDA and USDA Reach Agreement on Splitting Up Oversight

USA - November 28 2018 Previously on the blog, we noted that federal government agencies don’t always play well together. So, when these agencies synchronize their efforts…

The FTC, Contact Lenses, and the Future of Retail?

USA - November 26 2018 On November 14, the FTC Commissioners, in an opinion authored by Chairman Simons, issued an opinion in an antitrust case involving the online…

“The Number on the Matchbook is Old and Faded”: Federal Court Issues First-of-Its-Kind Ruling on Reassigned Number Liability Under the TCPA

USA - November 20 2018 We love us some Jim Croce here at Venable and his 1972 ballad, Operator (That’s Not the Way It Feels), is resonating with us right now. In Operator…

No Math Allowed - The Saga of New York Surcharge Law Continues

USA - November 7 2018 Whether merchants can charge consumers who pay with a credit card more and how that increase in price is described has been the subject of extensive…

FTC Stems Doc’s Stem Cell Claims

USA - October 29 2018 The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently settled a case against a physician and his two clinics over allegedly deceptive and unsubstantiated…

Influencer Marketing - Three Golden Rules

USA - October 23 2018 My kids watch a lot of YouTube videos, ranging in topics from taking an alligator to the vet to the world’s longest walk on Legos. They have their…