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Next up for the CFPB: Loyalty points & rewards programs?

Sep 29, 2014 By: Richard D.R. Hoffmann

The Consumer Financial Protect Bureau may be ready to aim its regulatory headlights on loyalty and points programs

Apple, Google Resist Government Searches of Smartphones

Sep 29, 2014 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

Apple and Google recently took action making it more difficult for law enforcement authorities to search the content of smartphones

Sailboats are dangerous when operated by 13 year olds

Sep 29, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

A sailboat may be a dangerous instrumentality when helmed by a 13-year-old

Treasury, IRS close loopholes to discourage corporate inversions

Sep 26, 2014 By: Cory Hester

The U.S. Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service recently issued a notice that takes targeted action to stop the controversial practice of corporate tax inversions.

Today in 1914: The Federal Trade Commission is created

Sep 26, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

100 years ago today, the Federal Trade Commission Act is signed into law, creating the act’s titular federal regulatory agency.

Don’t tease the monkey

Sep 26, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

In monkey bite lawsuit, evidence that the child had on previous occasions teased the monkey was probative in determining whether there was provocation.

Law Firms: Don’t Fear The Death of the Billable Hour

Sep 25, 2014 By: William Josten

It’s no secret that corporate law departments are looking to move away from the billable hour.  I have personally heard a pricing

Toy Flying Saucer was not useful

Sep 25, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Flying saucer toy was not “useful,” for purpose of determining its ineligibility for copyright protection, merely because it help users develop hand-eye coordination.

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Sep 24, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Some highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include a New York woman suing over

Why Are Large Law firms Still Merging?

Sep 24, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

Last week, news broke that Bingham McCutcheon and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius have agreed to merge, forming a 2,000-lawyer firm with $2

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