January 17, 2019  Washington D.C. is in the process of enacting the Structured Settlements and Automatic Renewal Protections Act of 2018 (the “Act”). In part, the automatic renewal law Act would place new restrictions on businesses that sell goods or services to consumers pursuant to a contract that automatically renews. What are the key provisions…

January 14, 2019 A nationwide class action lawsuit alleging violations of federal text messaging law has been filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida against a prominent Miami nightclub.  The lawsuit claims that Diskolab, LLC’s (“Diskolab”) text messaging campaign was conducted in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act…

January 11, 2019 We have been providing our blog readers with regular updates on the status of California State Bill AB-2546 (the “Bill”). The latest: As of November 30, 2018, the Bill officially died.  The proposed email marketing  Bill would have provided stricter requirements for commercial email that was sent either from California or to…

January 2, 2019 The number of Telephone Consumer Protect Act (“TCPA”) lawsuits filed each year is staggering.  Given the prospect of crippling financial exposure that TCPA litigation presents, formulating a sound approach to both prevent and defend these actions must be an active and ongoing part of the business strategy of any company that contacts…

December 21, 2018 Yesterday, December 20, 2018, President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law. The Farm Bill received bipartisan support and was passed decisively by Congress with a vote of 369 to 47 in the House and 87 to 13 in the Senate. We have been closely watching the passage of the Farm…

December 19, 2018 Mobile App Lawyers Provide Legal Guidance for Mobile App Businesses Mobile applications, also referred to as “apps,” have become invaluable tools for businesses hoping to stay engaged with their customers in the mobile age.  When developed properly, Apps can provide businesses with a relatively low-cost means of facilitating e-commerce transactions, delivering content,…

December 17, 2018 The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has released its anticipated report and order addressing calls placed to reassigned telephone numbers.  Readers of this blog will recall that we had previously written about the FCC’s notice of proposed rulemaking concerning the planned creation of a reassigned numbers database and how it may affect compliance…

December 13, 2018  The National Association of Cannabis Businesses (“NACB”) has released its national standards for cannabis advertising. The NACB is a self-regulating organization, built to “demonstrate its commitment to operating at high levels of ethics and responsibility.” The NACB believes that greater cannabis industry transparency and self -regulation will build trust and may head…

December 12, 2018 How to Navigate the Winner Selection Process for Sweepstakes Promotions Sweepstakes promotions continue to be a popular tool that businesses use for customer acquisition, engagement and retention.  However, several aspects of these promotional contests can come with legal risks for the sweepstakes operators, from the marketing that accompanies them, to the logistical…

December 11, 2018  On February 7, 2014, President Obama signed the 2014 Farm Bill (the “Bill”) into law. The Bill would prove to drastically accelerate the growth of the cannabidiol (“CBD”) oil market. In particular, the Bill included a provision that allowed farmers to grow “hemp” through permits provided by institutions of higher learning or…

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