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California AG Advocates 'Surprise Minimization' to Protect Mobile Device Consumers from Unexpected Privacy Practices
Posted on 12 Apr 2013 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

Hailing her state as the "epicenter of modern innovation," California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has issued recommendations for app developers and providers, advertising networks and others as part of an effort to give consumers "meaningful... Read More Sues Texas to get Sales Tax Audit
Posted on 20 Jan 2011 by Peter S. Vogel

Amazon filed a lawsuit in Texas state court as part of its challenge of a $269 million claim for uncollected Internet sales taxes dating back to 2005 when Amazon opened operations in Texas. In September 2010 the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts... Read More Shutting Texas Operations Over Internet Sales Tax Squabble
Posted on 14 Feb 2011 by Peter S. Vogel

After devoting my February column in eCommerceTimes to Internet sales tax issues there was an interesting turn of events over the dispute between and the Texas Comptroller over a $ 269 million Internet sales tax bill . announced... Read More

Apple Loses Trademark Claim on "App Store" to Amazon
Posted on 1 Aug 2011 by Peter S. Vogel

Apple did not prove that App Store was famous and not descriptive, therefore Apple failed to establish a likelihood of success at trial. On July 6, 2011 US District Judge Phyllis Hamilton denied Apple's request to enjoin Amazon from using "App... Read More