Compliance

 
 
  • Protecting Investments in IP and People

    Even if you have no products that compete with another company, that company can be your competitor for employees. And competition triggers antitrust laws. The Antitrust Division took numerous executives and Human Resource (HR) staff by surprise...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Federal Trade Commission Guidance to Multi-Level Marketing Companies

    Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforcement investigations will often target an industry that recently has been the subject of staff guidance. Earlier this year, FTC staff issued Business Guidance Concerning Multi-Level Marketing. Offered as a list of frequently...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Protecting Against Website Accessibility Suits

    In 2017, over 250 lawsuits (most of them class actions) were filed against companies for failing to maintain websites in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Websites were said to be inaccessible to screen-reading software...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Compliance Programs Shouldn’t Focus On Bad Actors

    Recent research assumes that the traditional premise of corporate compliance programs, to identify and remove the organization’s bad actors, is not adequate, and may de-legitimize compliance efforts and have other negative consequences. Most compliance programs assume that...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Can A CEO Administer Compliance?

    Should a CEO ever be in charge of an anti-bribery policy? asks Richard Cassin, in the FCPA Blog. He seems to think not. There are so many ways that the CEO’s interests could interfere with his or...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Prosecutorial Discretion — the Quick ITC Escape

    The United States International Trade Commission’s (ITC) third decision in five years not to investigate an alleged violation of Section 337 of the Tariff Act, 19 U.S.C. § 1337, appears to contradict its statutory mandate. The ITC...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Employer Victories In Recent FCRA Class Actions

    The Fair Credit Reporting Act addresses the use of background checks by employers. It requires that before getting a background report, the employer must get the subject’s authorization and before.....

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Pricing Algorithms, Collusion and Corporate Compliance

    Pricing algorithms are now commonly used by sellers as a way to maximize profits. Attorney Jeffrey Cross, in this Today’s General Counsel article, considers a question that sellers in some industries will have good reason to address:...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Emissions-Control Lawsuit Hits Ford Pickups

    The lawsuit, claiming emissions test-cheating, was filed by Hagens Berman, the same law firm that has sued Volkswagen, and well as Mercedes-Benz, General Motors, and Fiat Chrysler over similar claims.

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • Data Breach Claim Requires “Injury-In-Fact,” Says 8th Circuit

    Two cases from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals have come to a similar conclusion about what’s required for a plaintiff to be granted standing in a data breach case: There must be a real “injury-in-fact.” In...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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