The Rising Cost of Privacy

August 09, 2016

A few months ago, the FCC voted for new broadband privacy rules to take effect. The rules would require Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like Comcast and AT&T to remain transparent about collecting data – including letting customers know what they’re

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Generic Drug Labeling: FDA Provides Guidance For Label Updates

July 12, 2016

Just over five years ago, in June 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court decided PLIVA, Inc. v. Mensing,[1] a case which has served to buffer generic drug makers from failure-to-warn lawsuits. In short, the Court held that federal drug regulations applicable

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The Shadowy World of Debt Buyers

June 29, 2016

Recently, John Oliver of Last Week Tonight did an episode on the debt collection industry. He set up an LLC, named it C.A.R.P. in a hat tip to the eponymous bottom feeder, and purchased $14.9 million in debt from a

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Recent Study Reveals Fitbit PurePulse Trackers Mis-Record Heart Rates

June 27, 2016

Fitspiration is everywhere these days. Motivational quotes and gym selfies have taken over social media and heartwarming before and after stories are continually documented on reality television shows, encouraging others to adopt a healthier lifestyle or, at the very least,

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The Battle Over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

June 24, 2016

Perhaps you are fascinated by this election season, perhaps you are already tuned out, or perhaps you are somewhere in the middle. Regardless, the result of this election will greatly impact everyone in this country as consumers. The battle being

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FCC Expands Consumers Protection Against New Wave of Cell Phone Telemarketing

November 13, 2015

Technology is constantly changing. And so too is the way businesses use it to reach us and sell us their services. Before it used to be an annoying phone call to our land line. Now that virtually everyone has a

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A New Analysis of Old Data Finds that the Antidepressant Paxil is Unsafe for Teenagers

September 29, 2015

Scientific and medical literature is routinely cited by both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation. Such literature usually comes from scientific and medical journals, and has often gone through a review process, known as “peer review” in which the author’s work

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What is an Employee Nowadays?

September 02, 2015

The economy is changing dramatically in front of our eyes, but I’m not talking about the devaluation of the Yuan. I’m talking about the “on-demand economy.” This new economy is reshaping the consumer world and how goods and services are

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Iowa Select Herbs Banned from Marketing Misbranded and Adulterated Supplements

August 21, 2015

Many dietary supplements and drugs claim to provide some type of health benefit. Walk into any Walgreens and you will see an entire aisle devoted to supplements. Or look at any of the ads you are bombarded with when you

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Jim Beam’s “Crafty” Advertising Questioned by Class Action Lawsuit

August 07, 2015

Many alcohol companies have been under fire for making false advertising claims about the production of their alcohol. Oftentimes, they hype their spirits as being “handmade” or “locally produced” on the labels. In turn, consumers are willing to pay extra

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