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HTMLNew Jersey Redefines Permissible Types of Pay-to-Play Skill Contests
Ed Chansky, Erica Okerberg; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
New Jersey recently amended its law on skill contests. The new law defines the types of skill contests where a payment can be required to enter. This change could affect operators of video game tournaments, fantasy sports leagues, or other competitions historically viewed as skill-based (and...

 

HTMLCFPB Enters Consent Order with National Bank Regarding Alleged Mortgage Servicing Misconduct
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
On June 17th, the CFPB, along with Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and attorneys general in 49 states and the District of Columbia, filed a proposed consent order in federal court that would resolve allegations of mortgage servicing misconduct at a...

 

HTMLCFPB Begins to Study Mobile Banking
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 16, 2014
On June 11th, the CFPB announced the initiation of an inquiry into consumer issues presented by the use of mobile financial services. The CFPB issued a request for information (RFI) in order to aid its exploration of “how mobile technologies are impacting unbanked and underserved consumers...

 

HTMLThe More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Supreme Court Holds Computer-Implemented Invention Patent-Ineligible
Scott J. Bornstein, Justin A. MacLean; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 19, 2014
On June 19, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l regarding the standard for patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101. In a unanimous decision, the Court held Alice’s patent claims patent-ineligible, but did not articulate any new or...

 

HTMLThe Washington Redskins Lose Again, and Not on the Field
Joel Ross Feldman; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014
Since 1992 - the year quarterback Robert Griffin III turned two - the Washington Redskins football team has been litigating its right to own service mark registrations for the Washington Redskins team name. Today, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), an independent administrative tribunal...

 

HTMLAlabama is No Sweet Home for Vacating Arbitration Awards
Terry R. Weiss; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 20, 2014
Applying federal law, the Alabama Supreme Court has joined in the chorus of other courts that have stressed the high burden imposed on parties who seek to vacate arbitration awards, especially when those attempts appear to be a re-litigation of the merits or include bases that are outside of the...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Allows Taxpayers to Question IRS Agents Regarding Propriety of Summons
Jeremiah Coder, Barbara T. Kaplan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 20, 2014
Taxpayers may be able to engage in limited challenges to a summons issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) when there is an inference of impropriety regarding the agency’s actions. In a unanimous decision on June 19, 2014, the Supreme Court in United States v. Clarke held that while no...

 

HTMLThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Recent Developments: June 9, 2014 - June 13, 2014
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2014, previously published on June 16, 2014
On June 11th, the CFPB announced the initiation of an inquiry into consumer issues presented by the use of mobile financial services. The CFPB issued a request for information (RFI) in order to aid its exploration of “how mobile technologies are impacting unbanked and underserved consumers...

 

HTMLEU's Highest Court Rules Cartel Victims can Claim Damages for Purchases from Non-Participants in the Cartel
Irving Scher, Hans Urlus; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014
On June 5th, the highest European court—the Court of Justice (ECJ) - issued a watershed ruling in Kone and Others, C-557/12 (Kone), holding that members of a cartel potentially can be held responsible for higher prices independently charged by companies competing with cartel members, upon...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Statute Concerning Gift Certificates Triggers Latest Wave of Class Action Litigation
Michael E. Pastore, James P. Ponsetto, David G. Thomas; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 13, 2014, previously published on June 10, 2014
Plaintiff class-action lawyers are now invoking the Massachusetts Gift Certificate Statute, General Laws Chapter 200A, Section 5D, as their latest vehicle to bring putative class action claims against companies doing business in Massachusetts under the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act (Chapter...

 


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