Supreme Court Rejects Plaintiffs’ Efforts to Avoid Federal Jurisdiction by “Stipulating” to Limit Class Recoveries to Under $5 Million

Earlier today, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles, No. 11-1450, that should make it a lot harder for plaintiffs and their counsel to avoid federal-court jurisdiction over significant class actions.

FTC Updates Online Advertising Guidelines, but the Multitude of Consumer Technologies Puts Onus On Advertisers : LXBN Roundtable

By | LXBN | March 19, 2013
Federal Trade Commission

In the 13 years since the Federal Trade Commission released its guidelines for online marketing, a great deal has changed. When first written in May of 2000, internet advertising was a relatively new practice, and internet consumption had yet to reach the soaring heights we see today.  Responding to the changing times, the FTC updated the “.com Disclosures” last week, with a new focus on social media advertising. But while the document provides a great deal of guidance, advertisers are still expected to make the toughest decisions.

Discussing the Push and Pull Between the Terms of the Bribery Act and the Demands On British Business Abroad

By | Bribery Library Blog | March 19, 2013

In a recent survey by accountants Ernst & Young, it is reported in HR Magazine they found that around half of British employers are failing to vet their suppliers for compliance with the Bribery Act.  This is surprising to anticorruption practitioners, taking into account that the Bribery Act provides strict liability for the acts or omissions of associated parties, including suppliers, in the situation where adequate procedures were not in place.