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Secret Emotional Experiment Results in Lawsuit Against Facebook

Secret Emotional Experiment Results in Lawsuit Against Facebook A formal complaint was filed with the Federal Trade Commission by a privacy watchdog group claiming Facebook broke the law when it performed a study on emotions of users without their consent, according to a report from USA Today. The…>read more

No Comment July 4, 2014

T-Mobile Faces FTC Over Cheating Their Customers

T-Mobile Faces FTC Over Cheating Their Customers While the Federal Trade Commission has brought a fair share of suits against phone companies who cheat their customers, their latest suit against T-Mobile will be their the largest “cramming” case laid out by federal authorities. “Cramming” is a deceptive…>read more

No Comment July 2, 2014

Federal Investigators Probe Herbalife

Federal Investigators Probe Herbalife The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is investigating Herbalife Ltd., according to a report by Bloomberg News, to answer the question at the heart of Bill Ackman’s $1 billion bet against the company: Do people buy its products for their own…>read more

No Comment May 6, 2014

“Muscle Building Shoe” Class Action Lawsuit Settled

“Muscle Building Shoe” Class Action Lawsuit Settled Though it may come as no surprise that a specific type of shoes will not, in fact, lead to weight loss, consumers who were led to believe otherwise just won a victory. A federal judge approved a $40 million class…>read more

No Comment May 14, 2013

Google Investigation from FTC Concludes Without Punishment

Google Investigation from FTC Concludes Without Punishment A 20-month antitrust probe has come to an end by Google so it can avoid a possible legal battle with regulators in the United States. Google promised it would change some of its business practices and settled allegations that it…>read more

1 Comment January 4, 2013

Warner Section to be Fined by FTC

Warner Section to be Fined by FTC A segment of Warner Music Group Corp. could be fined $1 million by the Federal Trade Commission for violating a law for child privacy when operating fan websites for musicians such as Demi Lovato, Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Selena Gomez.…>read more

No Comment October 5, 2012

FTC Proposes New Legislation to Protect Against Targeted Advertising

FTC Proposes New Legislation to Protect Against Targeted Advertising In a report released Monday entitled “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change,” the Federal Trade Commission is calling on Congress to set legislation to grant citizens access to how online companies are profiling them. Online giants such…>read more

No Comment March 27, 2012

Nationally Recognized Advertising Attorney Joins Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

Nationally Recognized Advertising Attorney Joins Manatt, Phelps & Phillips In recent days, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP announced that nationally recognized advertising attorney Edward F. Glynn, Jr. joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a partner in its Advertising, Marketing & Media Division.  Glynn joins from Venable LLP, where…>read more

No Comment November 17, 2011

Prominent Litigation Attorney and Former DOJ Assistant AG Joins WilmerHale

Prominent Litigation Attorney and Former DOJ Assistant AG Joins WilmerHale WilmerHale recently announced that Molly Boast, former Department of Justice Deputy Assistant Attorney General, joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the Antitrust and Competition Practice. Boast possesses over thirty years of litigation experience in both the…>read more

No Comment October 24, 2011

Eckert Seamans Adds Two Members to Washington, D.C. Office

Eckert Seamans Adds Two Members to Washington, D.C. Office Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, announced in recent days that James C. Falvey and Allen Bachman have joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as Members. Edward J. Longosz, II, Member-in-Charge of the firm’s Washington office was quoted as saying…>read more

No Comment September 30, 2011

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The Imperial Irrigation District a public utility located in southeastern CA is seeking an Assistant Counsel, Energy to assist in the administration of District legal matters and provide legal advice ...