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|DOE Secretary Moniz to Provide Input on LNG Export Bill|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 13, 2014According to The Hill, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz is expected to provide input on environmental review and other issues contained in legislation sponsored by Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) that is intended to expedite DOE approval of LNG export applications.
|Time to Step Up Your COPPA Compliance|
Cynthia J. Larose, Julia M. Siripurapu; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
October 3, 2014, previously published on September 25, 2014The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has made good on its promise to actively enforce the recently amended Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Here is what you should know about the latest enforcement actions against Yelp and TinyCo and how these might affect your business.
|U.S. House Passes Bill to Expedite LNG Exports|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 19, 2014Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, which includes provisions to expedite LNG exports in Title III, the “Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act.’’ The provisions require that, for applications to export gas involving new facilities subject to FERC or...
|Don't Take Chances: Emerging Trends in Promotion Marketing Law that Every Sponsor Should Know|
Tracy P. Marshall, Sheila A. Millar; Keller and Heckman LLP;
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 13, 2014 We know that social media and mobile marketing offer creative and cost-effective ways to conduct contests, sweepstakes, and other promotions and spread the word about new products and services. In addition, social media platforms, like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest, enable companies...
|New Jersey Governor Christie Signs ‘Ban the Box’ Legislation|
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 12, 2014New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed into law The Opportunity to Compete Act, otherwise known as the “Ban the Box” bill. This legislation will restrict employers from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal background during the initial stages of the application process....
|The new Goods and Services Public Procurement Act|
Fernando García, Lorena Pavic; Carey;
August 15, 2014In July of 2003, the Public Procurement of Goods and Services Act ("Public Procurement Act") was issued. Its purpose was to unify the existing regulation of public procurement, protecting the principles of transparency and competition.
|New Guidelines of the National Economic Prosecutor for Vertical Restraints|
Claudio Lizana, Claudio Lizana, Lorena Pavic, Lorena Pavic; Carey;
August 15, 2014In June, 2014 the National Economic Prosecutor (Fiscalía Nacional Economica - FNE) issued its guidelines for the Analysis of Vertical Restraints.
|Social Media Start-Up Capital: Don't Try a Ponzi Scheme|
Regina M. Joseph; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP;
August 12, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014You’ve got the perfect idea for a social media site, but how do you attract a critical mass of members to launch it? Your credit cards are maxed out and your friends and family are tapped too. Can you attract members by offering to pay cash incentives for recruiting other members, who in turn...
|COPPA Update: FTC Provides More Flexibility on Obtaining Verifiable Parental Consent|
Julia M. Siripurapu; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014Some clarification and a bit more flexibility was forthcoming late last week from the Federal Trade Commission to help ease compliance with the “new” COPPA.
|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...