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|FTC Settlement Highlights Lead Generation "Warning Signs"|
Ellen Traupman Berge, Jonathan L. Pompan; Venable LLP;
March 14, 2014, previously published on March 12, 2014A Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settlement with a lead buyer highlights the potential pitfalls with using lists from lead generators without considering how the lists were compiled or the requirements under the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR). For lead generators, the settlement also provides a...
|A New Report, But the Same Approach to Assessing the Federal Suspension and Debarment Program|
Elizabeth A. Buehler, Dismas Locaria; Venable LLP;
March 14, 2014, previously published on March 2014On March 5, 2014, the Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee (ISDC) released its report on the status of the federal suspension and debarment system for Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013. The report "discusses the ISDC's progress and efforts to improve the suspension and debarment system by...
|On Deck, Telemarketing Sales Rule Regulatory Review|
Jonathan L. Pompan; Venable LLP;
March 12, 2014, previously published on March 11, 2014The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently announced that it intends to begin review of, and solicit comments on the Telemarketing Sales Rule (“TSR”). The opportunity to provide comments will be a significant opportunity for marketers to weigh-in on one of the FTC’s...
|A SOX in the Gut: Supreme Court Vastly Expands Workplace "Whistleblower" Law|
Maggie T. Grace, W. Warren Hamel, Todd J. Horn; Venable LLP;
March 11, 2014, previously published on March 2014Are your employees covered by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act's whistleblower protection simply because your company contracts with a public company? The Supreme Court made clear this week that the answer to that question is "yes," thus expanding protection to vast numbers of employees and...
|Keeping It Clean: FDA Proposes New Food Transportation Rule|
Ashley W. Craig, Todd A. Harrison, Claudia A. Lewis, Elizabeth K. Lowe, Matthew R. Rabinowitz; Venable LLP;
March 10, 2014, previously published on February 2014The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that it will publish the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Proposed Rule after hosting a series of public meetings. This proposed rule will be the seventh and final rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)...
|FCPA Snapshot - 2013|
Joanna P. Breslow Boyd, Victoria R. Danta, William H. Devaney, Jan Lawrence Handzlik, Lindsay B. Meyer; Venable LLP;
March 10, 2014, previously published on March 2014Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement activity in 2013 was robust, with DOJ and the SEC bringing 31 new FCPA enforcement actions, exceeding 2012’s total of 25. Total penalties amounted to more than $720 million, the second highest year on record.
|What's in the Box? FDA Proposes Revisions to Nutrition Facts Panels|
March 3, 2014, previously published on February 27, 2014 Today, February 27, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed three rules that would make landmark revisions to the iconic black and white Nutrition Facts panel if finalized. The proposed changes affect all packaged foods, including dietary supplements where applicable, except certain...
|Pacific Coast Marine Windshields Ltd. V. Malibu Boats, LLC et. al.: Federal Circuit Decision Confirms Application of Principle of Prosecution History Estoppel to Design Patents|
Stefan J. Kirchanski, Miguel A. Lopez; Venable LLP;
February 25, 2014On January 8, 2014, the Federal Circuit in Pacific Coast Marine Windshields Ltd. V. Malibu Boats, LLC. et. al. confirmed that prosecution history estoppel applies to design patents. Although application of this doctrine to utility patents is well established, the court noted that the issue in...
|Winter 2014 Federal Copyright and Trade Secret Legislation Update|
Robert F. Parr, Armand J. (A.J.) Zottola; Venable LLP;
February 24, 2014, previously published on February 2014Several bills under consideration in the 113th Congress would establish or significantly amend certain federal statutes related to the protection, enforcement, and exploitation of trade secrets or copyrights. Some legislation aims to establish a private right of action for trade secret theft under...
|Getting Ready for August 2015: What Is a Mortgage Application?|
Suzanne Fay Garwood; Venable LLP;
February 24, 2014, previously published on February 18, 2014On August 1, 2015, mortgage lenders will be required to provide applicants with a new, integrated disclosure, the Loan Estimate (which replaces the “Early” Truth in Lending disclosure), and the Good Faith Estimate. To prepare for when this regulation goes into effect, this update...