» Retailer’s TOS Fails, But New Jersey Warranty Notice Claim Loses Anyway
24/03/17 17:01 from Technology & Marketing Law Blog
Plaintiff alleges that she purchased a cosmetic product from Lush Internet. While she did not allege anything was wrong with the product and does not appear to have any other qualms with the transaction itself, she alleged that Lush̵...

» SEC chief accountant highlights revenue recognition, internal control topics
24/03/17 14:10 from Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation
By Amanda Maine, J.D. SEC Chief Accountant Wesley Bricker recently addressed the Annual Life Sciences Accounting and Reporting Congress in Philadelphia, where he discussed the progress of companies transitioning to FASB’s new revenue rec...

» Compliance Bricks and Mortar for March 24
24/03/17 13:00 from Compliance Building
These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. Women in banking To err is human, to get fired for it … female by Tanaya Macheel in American Banker One of the latest studies of gender differences in fi...

» WARNING: Draft “No Immunity for Sex Traffickers Online Act” Bill Poses Major Threat to Section 230
23/03/17 17:23 from Technology & Marketing Law Blog
I rarely blog about draft bills that have not yet been introduced. Sometimes those drafts never get introduced at all; other times, the draft bills are revised in key ways before introduction. This particular draft has been circulating f...

» Sham loan doesn’t defeat relief defendant jurisdiction
23/03/17 16:14 from Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation
By John M. Jascob, J.D., LL.M. Addressing an issue of first impression, the Ninth Circuit ruled that putative relief defendants in an SEC disgorgement proceeding could not divest a court of jurisdiction over them simply by asserting a fa...

» The Republican Agenda and Private Real Estate
23/03/17 15:18 from Compliance Building
Since President Trump is deep in private real estate, maybe there will be some good things coming to the industry during his administration.  There were six major themes that President Trump campaigned on the most: Immigration and the wa...

» Judge Balks At Section 230 Protection For Email Forwarding–Samsel v. DeSoto County School District
22/03/17 18:06 from Technology & Marketing Law Blog
Today’s blog post covers a very long opinion (70 pages!) involving a school principal effectively firing a successful football coach in football-crazed northern Mississippi. If you want a taste of how much angst that can create, tr...

» CAQ publishes report on addressing complex accounting challenges
22/03/17 12:00 from Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation
By Jacquelyn Lumb The Center for Audit Quality has released a report on the challenges of highly subjective and complex accounting areas which provides recommendations for deterring fraud and enhancing financial reporting. The report was...

» eBay Isn’t Liable for Patent-Infringing Marketplace Sales–Blazer v. eBay
21/03/17 16:20 from Technology & Marketing Law Blog
Blazer owns patent 8,375,624 for “Carpenter Bee Traps.” He filed NOCIs with eBay alleging the sale of infringing items on eBay. The court says “eBay has a policy to quickly remove listings when a [patent] NOCI provides ...

» High court won’t resolve circuit split on SEC whistleblowing
21/03/17 12:00 from Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation
By Anne Sherry, J.D. The Supreme Court declined to resolve a circuit split regarding whether Dodd-Frank protects whistleblowers who do not report misconduct to the SEC. The case came to the Court on an unusual posture, seeking to appeal ...

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