Readers of this blog should be aware that the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has approved amendments to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), which will go into effect on October 16, 2013.  The TCPA amendments require telemarketers to obtain prior express written consent from consumers before placing or sending autodialed and/or pre-recorded marketing calls/texts to…

Any business that offers mobile applications (apps) or other software programs for download over the Internet or via wireless should take the time to present an End-User License Agreement (commonly referred to as a “EULA”) that the end-user must agree to, in full, prior to downloading the applicable software/mobile app. EULAs are essential in establishing…

The Next Wave of Federal Online Poker Bills Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) introduced a federal online poker bill this week in the House.  Barton’s most recent effort (he made an attempt in 2011 as well) comes after a federal online poker bill introduced last year in the US Senate (by Senators Harry Reid (D-NV) and…

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced yesterday that the debt collection agency Expert Global Solutions, Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively, “EGSI”) will pay $3.2 million to settle an action commenced by the FTC only two days ago.  The FTC reports that the settlement is the largest it has ever obtained. The FTC’s Complaint On July…

Introduction to Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) While it is often tempting to seize an opportunity to pursue an advantageous business relationship without waiting for paperwork to be produced and signed – whether one is an inventor with a new software application that he/she wants to bring to market or an established business with a potential joint…

Following the lead of New Jersey and Nevada, Delaware has released a draft of its online gaming regulations.  The Delaware online gaming regulations will be enforced by the Delaware State Lottery Office and are available for public comment through July 31st, 2013.  This post will outline some of the important aspects of the proposed regulations. Delaware…

As many of our followers are already aware, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) is dominating the headlines with multi-million dollar class action settlements being reached almost weekly.  By various accounts, TCPA filings are up 40-60% in 2013, when compared to the same period in 2012.  On the heels of last month’s $16.3 million dollar TCPA…

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