June 17, 2015 This week, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced that it will begin mailing out over 50,000 checks that will total approximately $1.9 million as redress for consumers victimized by a Ponzi scheme operated by BurnLounge, Inc. (“BurnLounge”).   The announcement comes nearly a year after the FTC prevailed on an appeal that ultimately…

June 16, 2015 The hits just keep on coming for PayPal, Inc. (“PayPal”). Last Thursday, two days after PayPal and eBay, Inc. (“eBay”) received a list of demands from the New York Attorney General’s office (the “NYAG”), the Federal Communications Commission (the “FCC” or “Commission”) delivered a letter to PayPal, rejecting the company’s attempt at…

Odds improve for online gaming June 14, 2015 Regulate or delegate — that’s the question facing Pennsylvania legislators as bills to legalize online gambling gain traction. A new bill in the state Senate — SB 900, allows the state, among other things, to license operators to conduct Internet gaming. It’s a practice many say goes on illegally…

June 12, 2015 Last week, the Governor of Nevada signed into law a bill that will ostensibly provide out-of-state residents with unprecedented access to Nevada’s sports books. The law allows for the formation and registration of business entities, likened to traditional mutual funds, to place race and sports pool wagers. Notably, the sports gambling law…

June 12, 2015 This Tuesday, Ms. Kathleen McGee, Internet Bureau Chief for the New York Attorney General’s Office, scrutinized the recently revised User Agreements of eBay, Inc. (“eBay”) and PayPal, Inc. (“PayPal”), respectively. Specifically, the NYAG has questioned certain robocall consent provisions contained in these agreements, which purportedly authorize the sending of autodialed and/or prerecorded…

June 11, 2015 On June 1, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed an action filed against AOL, Inc. (“AOL”) for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). The Court ruled that AOL’s Instant Messenger service, which allows users to send text messages, is not an automated telephone…

June 11, 2015 Last Thursday, Mr. David Rebuck, Director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (the “Division” or “NJDGE”), gave Internet gaming affiliates 150 days to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal gambling regulations. Director Rebuck’s advisory bulletin takes particular issue with the marketing and promotion of “illegal” online gaming sites. What…

June 10, 2015 Earlier this week, two U.S. Senators, Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.), announced plans to introduce a bill that would ban companies from asking employees that make less than $15 an hour (or $31,200 annually) to agree to non-compete provisions that would hinder those employees’ efforts at securing subsequent employment. The…

June 3, 2015 According to published reports, Louisiana bill HB 475, which seeks to create a carve out from State gambling laws for fantasy sports games played for money (the “Bill”), may not make it past the State’s Senate Judiciary Committee.  Due to strong opposition and lobbying by the Louisiana Family Forum (which, according to…

June 2, 2015 On Tuesday of last week, Yahoo! Inc. (“Yahoo”) submitted an updated answer in the ongoing legal proceeding surrounding its botched billion-dollar 2014 March Madness sweepstakes. Yahoo’s recent filing includes new fraud and fraudulent inducement counterclaims against SCA Promotions, Inc. (“SCA”), a prize promotion and risk management company that initiated the lawsuit early…

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