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HTMLFDA Releases Long-Awaited Guidances on Character Limitations and Misinformation on Internet/Social Media
Loeb Loeb LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 2014
In two separate guidances, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises prescription drug and device manufacturers on its "current thinking" on advertising through space-constrained social media (e.g., Twitter) and on the monitoring of third-party online posts. Although the guidances,...

 

HTMLFICA Special Timing Rule for Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Applies Even When Employees Never Receive Deferred Amounts
Marla J. Blackburn Aspinwall, Megan A. Stombock; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 2014
The Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax is comprised of a Social Security tax, currently at a 6.2 percent rate for each of the employer and employee on wages up to $117,000 (the Social Security "wage base") and a Medicare tax, currently at a 1.45 percent rate for each of the...

 

HTMLIRS Announces New Program to Audit Section 409A Compliance
Marla J. Blackburn Aspinwall, Stombock Megan A.; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 2014
Internal Revenue Code Section 409A (Section 409A) governs the federal income tax treatment of non-qualified deferred compensation and retirement plans and arrangements. Employer noncompliance in both documentation and administration of plans or arrangements subject to Section 409A can lead to harsh...

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court Issues Two Significant Patent Rulings
Joshua H. Harris, Jordan A. Sigale, Mark E. Waddell; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 2014
Ruling unanimously twice in one day, the Supreme Court of the United States has issued two significant patent decisions that will significantly impact patent litigation in the future.

 

HTMLCalifornia Attorney General Provides Guidance for Complying With New Do Not Track Requirements
Kenneth R. Florin, Ieuan Jolly, Nerissa Coyle McGinn, James D. Taylor; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 2014
Kamala Harris, the California Attorney General, recently released guidance for complying with California's new Do Not Track requirements which took effect January 1, 2014.

 

HTMLOIG Releases Semiannual Report to Congress Showing Rise in Enforcement Activities
Scott S. Liebman; Loeb Loeb LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on May 29, 2014
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued its Semiannual Report to Congress reporting big enforcement numbers related to its activities during the six-month period from October 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014. The key enforcement figures for the...

 

HTMLWhite House "Big Data" Report Highlights Benefits and Potential for Abuses from Big Data
Kenneth R. Florin, Ieuan Jolly, James D. Taylor; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 30, 2014, previously published on May 2014
The White House this month released its long-awaited report on big data: "Big Data: Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values". The report was requested by President Barack Obama and addresses the ways in which technological advances are rapidly evolving to allow for the collection,...

 

HTMLSenate Committee Questions FDA's Use of Draft Guidances
Scott S. Liebman; Loeb Loeb LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 30, 2014, previously published on May 2014
In a letter to the Food and Drug Administration, a group of U.S. senators from the Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions expressed "significant" concern about the agency's apparent reliance on a process of issuing draft guidances to make substantive policy changes. The four...

 

HTMLSEC Conflict Minerals Reporting Update
David C. Fischer; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 23, 2014, previously published on May 2014
The first reports on Securities and Exchange Commission Form SD, regarding the presence of so-called "conflict minerals" in products manufactured or contracted for manufacture by SEC reporting companies, are due June 2, 2014. (The May 31 annual reporting deadline falls on a weekend in...

 

HTMLSnapchat Settles FTC Charges of Misrepresenting Privacy and Security Features
Kenneth R. Florin, Ieuan Jolly, Nerissa Coyle McGinn, James D. Taylor; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 21, 2014, previously published on May 2014
Snapchat, a mobile app that lets users send photos and videos that self-destruct within ten seconds, settled FTC charges relating to the app's ephemeral message feature and the app's data collection and security features. This settlement is notable because some of the "misrepresentations"...

 


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