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|Leveyfilm, Inc. v. Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC|
Tal Dickstein, W. Allan Edmiston, David A. Grossman, Jonathan Neil Strauss, Jonathan Zavin; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC and related entities obtained summary judgment in copyright infringement action brought by owner of photograph used as album cover for the song “Super Bowl Shuffle” popularized by the 1985 Chicago Bears, where Fox’s website merely linked to...
|Delaware's New Data Destruction Law Takes Effect January 1, 2015|
Ieuan Jolly; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
July 21, 2014, previously published on July 2014Delaware House Bill 295 was signed into law on July 1. The law provides that if a commercial entity seeks to dispose of records containing consumers' personal identifying information, the commercial entity must take reasonable steps to destroy or arrange for the destruction of such records by...
|FDA Hosts Webinar Addressing Social Media Draft Guidance|
Elizabeth H. Kim, Scott S. Liebman; Loeb Loeb LLP;
July 21, 2014, previously published on July 2014The Food and Drug Administration hosted a Social Media Draft Guidance Webinar. The July 10 webinar included summary review of the three draft guidances issued this year to date followed by a brief Q&A. Thomas Abrams, director of the Office of Prescription Drug Promotion and the Center for Drug...
|Ninth Circuit Rules That Redbox's Collection of Customer Zip Codes Falls under "Deposit" Exception to California's Song-Beverly Act|
Michael L. Mallow, Christine M. Reilly; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 2014In a 2-1 decision, a Ninth Circuit panel has affirmed a district court's dismissal of a putative class action against Redbox - the company with the bright red DVD-rental kiosks - alleging violations of California's Song-Beverly Credit Card Act, which prohibits retailers from collecting personal...
|FICA 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;
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 2014The 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...
|FDA Releases Long-Awaited Guidances on Character Limitations and Misinformation on Internet/Social Media|
Loeb Loeb LLP;
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 2014In 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,...
|U.S. Supreme Court Issues Two Significant Patent Rulings|
Joshua H. Harris, Jordan A. Sigale, Mark E. Waddell; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 2014Ruling 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.
|IRS Announces New Program to Audit Section 409A Compliance|
Marla J. Blackburn Aspinwall, Stombock Megan A.; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 2014Internal 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...
|California 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;
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 2014Kamala Harris, the California Attorney General, recently released guidance for complying with California's new Do Not Track requirements which took effect January 1, 2014.
|OIG Releases Semiannual Report to Congress Showing Rise in Enforcement Activities|
Scott S. Liebman; Loeb Loeb LLP;
June 9, 2014, previously published on May 29, 2014The 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...