Public companies are beginning to cautiously adopt social media as a disclosure channel. This area has experienced substantial changes lately as the SEC moved from a posture of threatening action against Netflix’s CEO for a post he made on his personal Facebook page to adopting a more relaxed and expansive position.
I have much to catch up on after my blogging hiatus due to a very busy few months but the Ninth Circuit opinion today confirming the demise of Righthaven is short and to the point and worthy of a quick mention.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released updated Dot Com Disclosure guidelines to fast forward to the present day and catch up with the technology consumers use more and more frequently – including smartphones, tablets, and social media.
In the immediate aftermath of the Jodi Arias capital murder trial Guilty verdict, spectators outside the Phoenix courthouse who made up the banner-bearing “mob” – ironically, Nancy Grace’s term, repeated in her HLN commentary at least 3 times immediately before the verdict – remarked that their faith in the criminal justice system had been restored.
For more than a year, hydraulic fracturing has been one of the country’s biggest hot-button issues—both inside and out of the legal space. The cry from opponents of the practice, which uses pressurized liquid to extract natural gas from source rocks, is that we don’t know enough about its residual impacts and, as a result, regulations hasn’t been able to keep pace with industry. Joining me today from Stoel Rives‘s Sacramento office to explain what California lawmakers are doing to try to slow things down until we know more is attorney Michael Mills, author on the firm’s California Environmental Law Blog.
Yesterday the Vermont House of Representatives moved the State one step closer to imposing contribution limits on independent-expenditure only committees, more commonly known as Super PACs.
Texas Bounce House Operators Must Carry Liability. Why Not Fertilizer Plants Like the One in West, Texas?
Karl Magerheimer owns a family bounce house business for which Texas law requires him to carry $1 million in liability insurance. Of course, kids get hurt by bounce houses that are not properly secured and flip over.
1. This whole generational “work for free’ thing is not the way things have always been – its a dysfunctional feature of Great Recession where everyone was pinching pennies and a class of unemployed young people were available to be exploited.
Among other things, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Act”), commonly referred to as Obamacare, requires “large employers” to provide qualified health coverage for all of their full-time employees, or pay an annual penalty.
Today, the Federal Judicial Center released its annual statistics of the types of lawsuits filed in federal courts throughout the country. The result for wage and hour lawsuits? A remarkable increase of 10% for the reporting year ended March 2013 over the previous 12-month period.