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posted on Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Last Friday, ten consumer and privacy advocacy groups, including the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Center for Digital Democracy, and Consumer Watchdog, sent a letter to Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle, requesting that the CPSC recall the Google Home Mini smart speaker. The speaker was designed to respond to the voice commands, “OK, Google” and “Hey,...… Continue Reading
posted on Fri, 13 Oct 2017
In a keynote address at the National Advertising Division conference earlier this month, Mary Engle, Associate Director in the Advertising Practices Division of the FTC, included “Made in USA” as among the agency’s current enforcement priorities.   The FTC’s interest in U.S. origin claims is nothing new, but these claims have garnered considerable regulatory attention in...… Continue Reading
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posted on Thu, 05 Oct 2017
The Supreme Court two years ago ruled in Baker Botts v. Asarco that bankruptcy professionals entitled to compensation from a debtor’s bankruptcy estate had no statutory right to be compensated for time spent defending against objections to their fee applications.  Since then, “estate professionals,” i.e., those retained in a bankruptcy case by a trustee, debtor...… Continue Reading
posted on Thu, 20 Jul 2017
The Supreme Court recently granted certiorari in PEM Entities LLC v. Levin, in which it will decide whether federal or a state law should apply when a debt claim held by a debtor’s insider is sought to be recharacterized in bankruptcy as a capital contribution and treated as equity.  The case raises important questions about...… Continue Reading
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posted on Tue, 10 Oct 2017
In advance of its October 24, 2017 Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) has released a Draft Report and Order (Draft Order) for Commission consideration that, if adopted, would eliminate the Section 43.62 annual International Traffic and Revenue Report  (International Traffic Report) and streamline the Section 43.62 annual Circuit Capacity Report (Circuit Capacity Report). ...… Continue Reading
posted on Wed, 04 Oct 2017
The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or the “Commission”) adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) at its September Open Meeting that proposes significant changes to not only the methodology for assigning toll-free numbers but also the management of the toll free number assignment process.  The principal proposal in the NPRM is to use an auction...… Continue Reading
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posted on Fri, 29 Sep 2017
Sarah Palin’s attorneys are trying to salvage her defamation claim against the New York Times – which was dismissed with prejudice by U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff of the Southern District of New York only one month ago – by filing a new motion for reconsideraton criticizing the judge’s early-stage evidentiary hearing and subsequent decision...… Continue Reading
posted on Tue, 19 Sep 2017
It’s not quite what Dr. Seuss envisioned: Kind-hearted and cheerful Cindy-Lou Who from the childhood classic “The Grinch That Stole Christmas” becomes a cynical adult who was thrown in prison after murdering her abusive husband, the Grinch.  Such is the premise of “Who’s Holiday!” – a play characterized by its playwright as “a dark comedic...… Continue Reading
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posted on Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Last week, FDA and the EPA issued guidance for industry regarding each agency’s respective jurisdiction over mosquito-related products.  With the emergence of the Zika virus and the urgency in countering the spread of mosquito-borne diseases taking on new prominence, the agencies acknowledged that “novel mosquito control technologies have gained greater attention as an element of...… Continue Reading
posted on Wed, 11 Oct 2017
In his keynote address at the AdvaMed annual conference in late September, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb returned to the themes of promoting innovation by partnering with industry.  Consistent with that, and furthering the agency’s emphasis on digital health innovation, he announced the companies that will be participating in FDA’s Pre-Cert program, a program that the...… Continue Reading
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posted on Mon, 16 Oct 2017

The House is not in session this week. The Senate is in session. Senate Appropriations — Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies markup of the “Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018.” Date: Tuesday, Oct. 17, 9:30 a.m. Place: 124 Dirksen Bldg.| Draft Bill — Fiscal 2018 Interior-Environment Appropriations (Senate) Note:  Full Committee...… Continue Reading

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posted on Fri, 13 Oct 2017

This post was written by Heather Doherty and originally posted on Kelley Drye’s Trade and Manufacturing Monitor Blog. On September 28, President Donald Trump announced his nomination of two Commissioners to the United States International Trade Commission.  Dennis M. Devaney of Michigan for the remainder of a nine-year term, expiring June 16, 2023 and Randolph...… Continue Reading

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posted on Mon, 16 Oct 2017
The recent Equifax breach data and public missteps in handling the breach has companies revisiting their cybersecurity measures and refreshing their breach response plans.  Although not every company has consumer data likely to be targeted by hackers, employment files may be compromised, such as when breaches of U.S. government databases exposed the personally identifiable information...… Continue Reading
posted on Mon, 09 Oct 2017
Happy Halloween New York City Employers!   Just in time to scare even large employers, beginning October 31, 2017, it will be against the law for employers in New York City to ask about, rely on, or verify a job applicant’s salary history during the hiring process. As discussed in detail in our prior posts,...… Continue Reading
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posted on Thu, 03 Aug 2017
Minimum advertised price (MAP) policies are becoming more and more popular.  Especially with the rise of cutthroat competition in the online marketplace, many producers are hearing from their resellers that they want margin protection, and are getting concerned with the possible erosion of their brand equity from widespread promotion of low pricing.  Naturally, many companies...… Continue Reading
posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2017
On July 6, 2017, QVC announced its intent to acquire the remaining 62 percent of Home Shopping Network it doesn’t already own.  More so than DraftKings or Walgreens, this transaction will demonstrate whether Trump’s election has had any effect on antitrust enforcement, and should be watched carefully.  HSN and QVC are very similar, and the...… Continue Reading
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posted on Tue, 10 Oct 2017
This post was written by Barbara E. Hoey and Diana R. Hamar and was originally posted on Kelley Drye’s Labor Days Blog. Happy Halloween New York City Employers! Just in time to scare even large employers, beginning October 31, 2017, it will be against the law for employers in New York City to ask about,...… Continue Reading
posted on Thu, 21 Sep 2017
This post was written by Barbara E. Hoey and originally posted on Kelley Drye’s Labor Days Blog. As many of us settle into September, with fond memories of our summer vacations, do not think that the federal agencies were on a hiatus. In fact and despite predictions that the EEOC under the new administration would...… Continue Reading
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posted on Thu, 12 Oct 2017
As trade ministers kicked-off the fourth round of negotiations to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement in Alexandria, Virginia on October 11, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau traveled to nearby Capitol Hill to meet with members of the House Ways and Means Committee in a closed-door session to discuss mutual objectives of a renegotiated...… Continue Reading
posted on Thu, 12 Oct 2017
The AP recently reported that North Koreans are working in China as forced labor and their products are being imported into the U.S.  The AP followed the production of seafood from Chinese facilities to U.S. retailers, but stated that there other affected product categories, including apparel and wood flooring. While it has been known that...… Continue Reading