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Financial Services Report - Spring 2018
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2018

The 2018 Winter Olympics are over. We watched two 17-year-olds win gold medals in sports that didn't exist when we were 17. The Garlic Girls, with


The State AG Report Weekly Update July 7, 2016
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • July 7 2016

California AG Kamala Harris issued subpoenas to multiple oil refineries to investigate the oil refiners’ practices to set gasoline prices within


Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and privacy regulation
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • August 8 2011

The FTC has obtained an injunction from the federal court for the Middle District of Florida against several entities, including Direct Benefits Group, LLC, charged with unlawfully debiting consumer bank accounts when they requested payday loans.


The 2010 California legislative session limps to an end; an update on employment-related bills awaiting a decision by the Governor
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2010

The legislative session came to a close at midnight on September 1, 2010.


Parents sue online companies for spying on kids
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 20 2010

A lawsuit filed in a federal court in California by a putative class of parents on behalf of their children alleges that Clearspring Technologies, Inc. and other companies used an online tracking device that enabled their Websites to access and disclose users’ online activities and personal information.


FTC, Florida file suit against company that sold a cure for alcoholism
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2010

In conjunction with the Attorney General of Florida, the Federal Trade Commission is suing a company that touted a phony cure for alcoholism and threatened to reveal the customers' drinking problems if they canceled their membership to the service.


Federal Trade Commission comes out swinging: two-day enforcement haul totals more than $18.5 million
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • October 20 2009

The Federal Trade Commission is having a very busy week, announcing settlements in three high-profile cases all before the close of business Tuesday.


Dos and don’ts of data breach and information security policy
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2009

Breaches of personal data held by both public and private entities continue to soar.


Companies must prepare for data theft
  • Vedder Price PC
  • USA
  • January 8 2008

The need for companies to have a predetermined plan in place in the event of grand-scale data theft has been highlighted by recent events.


Website compliance: Texas is the first state to enforce COPPA
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 18 2007

On December 5, 2007, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed two enforcement actions under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”) against two websites that target children, but failed to adequately protect their safety and privacy.