» New Draft Article: “Judicial Resolution of Nonconsensual Pornography Dissemination Cases”
25/04/17 13:43 from Technology & Marketing Law Blog
I’ve posted to SSRN a new article titled Judicial Resolution of Nonconsensual Pornography Dissemination Cases. I co-authored it with Angie Jin, a recent Cornell Law alum. The paper is in draft form, and we would gratefully welcome ...

» High court declines petition on jurisdiction to hear challenges to FINRA disciplinary actions
25/04/17 12:00 from Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation
By Rodney F. Tonkovic, J.D. The Supreme Court has denied certiorari for a petition on the issue of a court’s jurisdiction over challenges to the statutory authority of a regulatory body. The petition, filed by a FINRA-registered broker-d...

» How Should a Lawyer Respond to a Yelp Review Calling Him “Worst. Ever.”?–Spencer v. Glover
24/04/17 16:17 from Technology & Marketing Law Blog
(Spoiler alert: suing the client is not the correct answer). The Opinion Glover hired and then fired Spencer as his divorce lawyer. Glover then posted this Yelp review: Worst ever. Had to fire him after I gave him a chance...

» Financial Choice Act 2.0 for Private Fund Managers
24/04/17 14:49 from Compliance Building
The Republican agenda is moving ahead to unwind much of the Obama Administration’s legislative and regulatory achievements. The first attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed. Next up is raising the debt ceiling, tax reform...

» DOJ remains interested in prosecuting white collar crime
24/04/17 12:00 from Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation
By Joanne Cursinella, J.D . Seeking to dispel the myth that the DOJ is no longer is interested in prosecuting white collar crime, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Trevor N. McFadden, speaking at the recent 19th Annual C...

» Weekend Reading: Evicted
22/04/17 14:00 from Compliance Building
Matthew Desmond took a deep dive into poverty and housing. He published the story of what he saw in Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. The book follows several people in deep poverty living and being evicted from terrible ...

» Faulty Mobile Device User Interface Jeopardizes Uber’s Contract Formation–Metter v. Uber
21/04/17 20:39 from Technology & Marketing Law Blog
This is a lawsuit against Uber alleging that it improperly assessed a cancellation fee without advising the rider in advance. Uber sought to compel arbitration. The court declines. The arbitration clause is contained in Uber’s terms of s...

» New York Department of Financial Services Provides Guidance on Cybersecurity Regulation; Colorado Financial Regulator Proposes Cybersecurity Rules Affecting Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers
21/04/17 20:30 from Privacy Law Blog
Tiffany Quach In April 2017, the New York Department of Financial Services (the “DFS”) released guidance on interpreting 23 NYCRR Part 500, its recently promulgated regulation that requires banks, insurance companies and other financial ...

» Can Your Employer Fire You For Posting Vacation Photos to Facebook?–Jones v. Accentia
21/04/17 13:04 from Technology & Marketing Law Blog
I posted about this case a year ago at Forbes, and it remains one of my most-read blog posts of all time. The legal question is simple: can an employer fire an employee because of the employee’s vacation photos posted...

» Theranos shareholders’ blue sky claims partially pass the test
21/04/17 12:00 from Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation
By John M. Jascob, J.D., LL.M. Indirect purchasers of shares of troubled life sciences company Theranos, Inc. may proceed with certain of their fraud claims against the company and two executives under the California Corporations Code. A...

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