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|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....
|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.
|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.
|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...
|Backlash Over Facebook Timeline Experiment Serves as a Reminder: User Expectations Still Trump Fine Print|
Jake Romero; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
July 18, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014If you are one of the approximately 1.3 billion people who use Facebook, you’ve likely experienced the phenomenon where a single event (like Luiz Suarez biting that Italian guy or pretty much anything involving TSA) manages to raise the ire of a large number of your Facebook friends, causing...
|How to Market Alcohol Beverages Legally Using Social Media|
Elizabeth A. DeConti; GrayRobinson, P.A.;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014Restaurants and bars are marketing food and beverage items using social media more than ever before. Brands use social media sites such as Twitter to engage consumers and generate conversation, and companies make offers to consumers on Facebook and Foursquare to promote brand loyalty. These offers...
|2014-2015 National Anticorruption Plan Adopted|
Dentons Canada LLP;
July 2, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014On April 11, 2014, Presidential Decree No. 226 ("Decree") approved the 2014-2015 National Anticorruption Plan ("Plan").