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Texas raises stakes on health care privacy
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • August 30 2011

In May, Texas enacted a far-reaching new health information privacy law that will take effect on September 12, 2012.


Employer may have violated Lanham Act, state right of publicity, in impersonation of employee on social media
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2011

An employer that is alleged to have posted messages impersonating an employee on her personal Facebook and Twitter pages while she was recuperating from an accident may be liable under the Lanham Act for false endorsement and under the Illinois right of publicity, a district court ruled.


Sender's liquidated damages liability under California anti-spam statute limited to $1 million per incident
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2011

The liquidated damages provision of the California anti-spam statute, which caps liquidated damages at $1 million "per incident," is a limitation on a sender's liability for each transmission of an actionable message to a single recipient or to multiple recipients, a district court held.


California anti-spam law claims brought in federal court must satisfy pleading standards for fraud claims
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

A federal district court properly dismissed a claim under the California anti-spam law, California Business and Professions Code 17529.


College student's innocent infringer defense for copying and distributing phonorecords on P2P network foreclosed by copyright notices
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

A college student found liable for copyright infringement for making digital copies of copyrighted phonorecords and sharing them on a P2P file-sharing network is not entitled to the mitigation of statutory damages under Copyright Act 504(c)(2) for innocent infringement, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled.


California single publication rule applies to web site right of publicity, Lanham Act claims
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

The California single publication rule bars an individual's common law and California statutory right of publicity and Lanham Act false endorsement claims for the sale of merchandise on a Web site, a district court ruled.


Web site addition of hyperlinks to a previously posted online article does not restart defamation statute of limitations
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

The addition of hyperlinks to an allegedly defamatory online article does not restart the statute of limitations for defamation, a district court ruled.