Continuity Plans Receive Renewed State Scrutiny

Continuity Plans Receive Renewed State Scrutiny Continuity, or “negative option,” marketing is a popular and convenient way for consumers to subscribe to products and/or services, receive new issues, receive product replenishment, or continue a service by making automatic payments at predetermined times. From skincare to dietary supplements, to groceries and periodicals, the popularity of continuity-based marketing with consumers is soaring. View Full Post
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The Top Ten Issues Under California’s Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (a/k/a MAUCRSA or SB94)

By | Canna Law Blog™ | July 21, 2017
The Top Ten Issues Under California’s Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (a/k/a MAUCRSA or SB94) With California’s recent passage of its Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MAUCRSA” a/k/a the Governor’s Trailer Bill, a/k/a SB 94), California has combined government oversight of its medical and adult use cannabis industries into one master regulatory regime. View Full Post
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California Small Businesses Face Unique Dilemma Under Narrow Worker Status Categories

California Small Businesses Face Unique Dilemma Under Narrow Worker Status Categories They say location is everything in business.  How about classification of workers?  In certain industries, workers have a unique combination of specified skills and relative freedom to do their job.  As a result, small businesses are stuck between a rock and a hard place when deciding whether their workers are employees or independent contractors.  View Full Post
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DOJ Takes Down AlphaBay, the World’s Largest Dark Web Marketplace

By | Subject to Inquiry | July 21, 2017
The U.S. Department of Justice has announced the seizure of AlphaBay, the largest criminal marketplace on the Internet, which was used to sell stolen financial information, identification documents and other personal data, computer hacking tools, drugs, firearms, and a vast number of other illegal good and services throughout the world. View Full Post
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Does the California Supreme Court Average More Questions to the Losing Side?

Does the California Supreme Court Average More Questions to the Losing Side? Yesterday, for post no. 1,000 we reviewed the academic literature on question-counting in oral arguments, and began comparing the past year, May 2016-May 2017, at the California and Illinois Supreme Courts.  Every researcher to date – including us in our study of the Illinois Supreme Court 2008-2016 – found that getting more questions than your opponent was generally a sign you were in trouble.  View Full Post
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Securities Regulators to IIROC: Get Tougher!

By | Timely Disclosure | July 21, 2017
Securities Regulators to IIROC: Get Tougher! The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have demanded that the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) boost business conduct compliance activities after the CSA noted serious deficiencies in multiple consecutive oversight reviews. In an Oversight Review Report on IIROC published July 4, 2017 (Report), CSA flagged ‘Business Conduct Compliance’ as a high priority area requiring immediate action. View Full Post
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FCC Proposes Increased Service Obligations On Wireless Licensees Seeking Renewal

FCC Proposes Increased Service Obligations On Wireless Licensees Seeking Renewal The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has released a draft Second Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on renewal requirements and permanent discontinuance rules for a variety of wireless services.[1]  The Draft Further Notice proposes new rules—such as additional renewal term construction obligations to enhance rural build-out—that, if adopted, would have far-reaching implications for wireless licensees. View Full Post
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Revocation of Consent Under the TCPA

Revocation of Consent Under the TCPA The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was enacted as a consumer protection measure against companies that engage in telemarketing practices. The basic principle of the TCPA is that it seeks to prohibit a company from making “any telephone call to any residential telephone line using an artificial or prerecorded voice to deliver a message without the prior express consent of the called party.” 47 U.S.C. View Full Post
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