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posted on Tue, 25 Apr 2017
Yesterday, a D.C. district court upheld a recent opinion letter issued by FTC staff that extended robocalling restrictions to telemarketing calls that use so-called soundboard technology or “avatars.”  This technology generally allows a live agent to communicate with a call recipient by playing recorded audio snippets instead of using his or her own live voice. … Continue Reading
posted on Thu, 20 Apr 2017
Earlier this month, the Massachusetts Attorney General announced that her office had reached a settlement with a digital advertising company, Copley Advertising, Inc. (Copley), prohibiting the company from using mobile geofencing technology to target women at or near Massachusetts healthcare facilities to infer the health status, medical condition, or medical treatment of an individual. Geofencing … Continue Reading
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posted on Wed, 15 Mar 2017
Judge Kevin Gross of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware handed down an important ruling last week that turned aside most of an unusual challenge to the fees and expenses of an indenture trustee in the long-running Nortel chapter 11 case.  The dispute has been watched closely by financial institutions that serve … Continue Reading
posted on Tue, 31 Jan 2017
Judge Christopher Sontchi recently issued an important opinion in the Molycorp chapter 11 case.  He held that a standard carve-out in a financing order for the fees of counsel and other professionals for an official creditors’ committee will not later limit the ability of such professionals to be paid in full under a confirmed plan … Continue Reading
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posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2017
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reduced the penalty assessed against a long distance carrier by over $6 million in a Forfeiture Order issued earlier this week, after the carrier demonstrated an inability to pay the proposed fine.  In doing so, the FCC provided rare insight into how it assesses inability to pay claims raised by … Continue Reading
posted on Wed, 26 Apr 2017
At its April 20, 2017 Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (“Commission” or “FCC”) initiated two proceedings to review ways in which the Commission might alleviate obstacles wireless providers face at the state, local, and Tribal levels when trying to install new or upgrade existing wireless infrastructure. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai welcomed new ideas for “updating … Continue Reading
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posted on Wed, 12 Apr 2017
First Lady Melania Trump reportedly has settled her lawsuit against the British tabloid newspaper, Daily Mail, for about $2.9 million plus costs. Mrs. Trump originally filed her lawsuit in September 2016 in Maryland based on allegations that Daily Mail, among others, had republished defamatory statements when it reported rumors that she had previously worked as … Continue Reading
posted on Mon, 03 Apr 2017
The California Court of Appeal recently dismissed several claims asserted against the famous professional boxer, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., by his ex-fiancé, Shantel Jackson. Mayweather and Jackson had been involved in an on-again, off-again romantic relationship.  Jackson alleged that she had ended her relationship with Mayweather after he had become violent on several occasions.  Before the … Continue Reading
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posted on Thu, 27 Apr 2017
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, recently submitted written responses to questions posed by members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee as a follow up to his hearing on April 5.  As a follow up to our April 13 post, below are selected Q&A exchanges based on questions submitted by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and … Continue Reading
posted on Thu, 13 Apr 2017
Last Wednesday, April 5, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions held a hearing on the nomination of Scott Gottlieb, MD, as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.  As part of the hearing, Gottlieb was questioned on an array of topics from his prior service at FDA to his alleged financial interests … Continue Reading
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posted on Wed, 26 Apr 2017

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, “Crude oil production in the Permian Basin is expected to increase to an estimated 2.4 million barrels per day (b/d) in May, based on estimates from EIA’s Drilling Productivity Report. Between January 2016 and March 2017, oil production in the Permian Basin increased in all but three months, … Continue Reading

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posted on Mon, 24 Apr 2017

This post was originally posted on WLF Legal Pulse. In 2016, the Sierra Club filed suit in Oklahoma alleging that use of state-permitted deep wastewater injection wells was causing increased seismic activity—both in frequency and severity.  Sierra Club v. Chesapeake Operating, LLC, et al., Case No. CIV-16-134-F, United States District Court for the Western District … Continue Reading

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posted on Wed, 26 Apr 2017
Maybe we’ve all thought it at some point in our careers. But according to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, you might actually be able to get away with saying it—that is, calling your boss a nasty mother****r—if you’re saying it because you care about your coworkers, and if you all swear a lot at … Continue Reading
posted on Tue, 18 Apr 2017
On April 5, 2017, the New York City Council approved a bill which – once signed by the Mayor (a virtual certainty) – will prohibit private employers in the City from asking about, relying on, or verifying a job applicant’s salary history. Proponents of the bill argue that this will help to close the wage … Continue Reading
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posted on Thu, 13 Apr 2017
A few weeks ago, we looked at price setting bots and whether what they were doing could constitute a violation of the Sherman Act. Generally, we concluded that a bot that set price off a competitor’s publicly available prices was not illegal.  In competitive markets, competitors set price at cost.  If they can set price … Continue Reading
posted on Wed, 22 Mar 2017
On Thursday, March 16, 2017, in a speech at the Bundeskartellamt’s 18th Conference on Competition, European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, discussed the specter of automated price fixing cartels.  She mentioned the Department of Justice suit against the poster vendor on Amazon as well as Google, which apparently prefers its own comparison shopping service over … Continue Reading
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posted on Thu, 27 Apr 2017
This post was written by Mark A. Konkel and originally posted on Kelley Drye’s Labor Days blog.   Maybe we’ve all thought it at some point in our careers. But according to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, you might actually be able to get away with saying it—that is, calling your boss a nasty … Continue Reading
posted on Mon, 24 Apr 2017
This post was written by Barbara E. Hoey and Allison Gottlieb and originally posted on Kelley Drye’s Labor Days blog. On April 5, 2017, the New York City Council approved a bill which – once signed by the Mayor (a virtual certainty) – will prohibit private employers in the City from asking about, relying on, … Continue Reading