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Keller and Heckman LLP Telecom Business Alert -- Vol. VIII Issue 34: Google Purchases Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion
Posted on 24 Aug 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

Google Purchases Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion Last Monday, Google agreed to acquire Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. for approximately $12.5 billion. The acquisition includes Motorola Mobility's portfolio of more than 17,000 patents and 7... Read More

Tested Green Settles with Federal Trade Commission Over Environmental Certifications Misrepresentations
Posted on 18 Jan 2011 by Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

The Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday that it reached an agreement with Tested Green settling allegations that the company sold worthless environmental certifications and falsely represented that its certifications were endorsed by independent... Read More

Dave & Buster's FTC Consent Agreement Regarding Information Security Practices
Posted on 19 Apr 2010 by J. (Jay) T. Westermeier

In the Matter of Dave & Buster's, Inc., FTC File No. 082 3153 (March 25, 2010), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has accepted a consent agreement from Dave & Buster's, Inc. relating to alleged inadequate information security practices... Read More

Advertising and Food and Drug Law Report: Consent Orders Provoke Debate Over FTC and FDA Substantiation Standards
Posted on 6 Jan 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

The advertising community is paying considerable attention to four recent Federal Trade Commission consent orders relating to health claims. For some of those claims, the orders impose a novel requirement under which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: Is an Online Search a Background Check for FCRA?
Posted on 8 Aug 2012 by Troutman Sanders

By Christina Bost Seaton Over a year ago, our colleagues at the Information Intersection blog warned that employers should think twice before using websites such as , which are aggregators of personal information collected from online sources... Read More

Privacy Update at Google and Microsoft
Posted on 13 Dec 2011 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel Google has a team of 60 engineers, & Microsoft has 40 people, fully devoted to avoiding violation of privacy laws in the US and around the world. At a recent legal seminar executives from Google and Microsoft described how many... Read More

SNR Denton on Fair Credit Reporting Risk-Based Pricing Notice Final Rules
Posted on 3 Apr 2010 by Stephen Ornstein, Matthew Yoon, John Holahan

Stephen Ornstein, Matthew Yoon, and John Holahan of SNR Denton In December 2009, the Federal Reserve Board and the FTC jointly issued final rules to implement the provisions of section 311 of the Fair and Accurate Transactions Act of 2003 ("FACTA"... Read More

The Expectation Of Privacy And Behavioral Marketing
Posted on 2 Sep 2011 by HB Litigation Conferences

By Robert Wice Underwriter, Beazley Group What is the expectation of privacy in behavioral marketing? Are companies being transparent about how they are collecting your information and then selling that information? The legal questions regarding... Read More