Antitrust / Competition Law

Wolters Kluwer Adds New Mobile Feature to Legal News Dailies

Wolters Kluwer Adds New Mobile Feature to Legal News Dailies “Who’s In the News” is Daily Index of Law Firms and Companies Involved in Breaking News NEW YORK – January 29, 2013 – Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, the leading global provider of intelligent solutions for legal and business professionals, today announced they have added a […]

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Delivers Breaking News and Expert Analysis for the Legal Professional – Online and Via Mobile Apps

Daily Reporting Suite Specialty Topics include: Antitrust, Securities Regulation, Health Law, Employment Law & Intellectual Property NEW YORK – December 3, 2012 – Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, the leading global provider of intelligent solutions and expertise for legal and business professionals, today announced the release of the Wolters Kluwer Daily Reporting Suite, the Company’s […]

Health Care Providers’ Liability for Insurance Fraud Upheld

by Mark Engstrom, Legal Editor, RICO BUSINESS DISPUTES GUIDE Health care providers that were liable for RICO violations involving insurance fraud could not have their jury verdict overturned on appeal, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Philadelphia has ruled. Joint and Several Liability The jury did not err by allowing joint and several liability for […]

TEACHBOOK Could Infringe, Dilute FACEBOOK Marks

by Thomas Long, Legal Editor, CCH Trademark Law Guide   Online social networking service provider Facebook could proceed with trademark infringement and dilution claims against an online networking service for teachers (Teachbook.com LLC), the federal district court in Chicago has determined. Facebook sufficiently alleged that its marks incorporating the word FACEBOOK were protectable and that TEACHBOOK […]

Stock Photos of Pine Tree Air Fresheners Could Infringe

by Thomas Long, Legal Editor, CCH Trademark Law Guide   Stock photo agency Getty Images (“Getty”) could have infringed and diluted common-law trademark rights held by a manufacturer of air fresheners in connection with its famous tree design marks (“Tree Marks”), according to the federal district court in Syracuse, New York. Getty allegedly promoted and licensed […]

Store Openings Projection Could Have Violated Disclosure Law

by Peter Reap, Legal Editor, CCH Business Franchise Guide. A pharmacy franchisor could have breached the anti-fraud provisions of the North Dakota Franchise Investment Law (NDFIL) by allegedly making a material misstatement of fact in a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) filed with the North Dakota Securities Commissioner in 2009 when it projected the opening of […]

Google’s Privacy Improvements Satisfy Canadian Enforcer

This posting was written by Thomas A. Long, Editor of CCH Privacy Law in Marketing. Google Inc. has implemented remedial measures to reduce the risk of future privacy violations, such as those that occurred during Google’s collection of WiFi data for its “Street View” service in 2010, according to Canadian Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart. Collection […]

Trade Regulation Tidbits

This posting was written by the editorial staff of the CCH Trade Regulation Reporter. News, updates, and observations:  House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D, Mich.) and Congressman Ed Markey (D, Mass.), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and former chairman of the Communications, Technology and the Internet Subcommittee, […]

Guidance for Online Advertising Under Review by FTC Staff

This posting was written by Jeffrey May, Editor of CCH Trade Regulation Reporter. The FTC is seeking public comment through July 11, 2011, on its guidance document published in 2000 that advises businesses how federal advertising law applies to advertising and sales on the Internet. The agency is looking for input on how its “Dot […]

National Market for Air Travel Inappropriate for Analyzing Merger

by Jeffrey May, CCH Trade Regulation Reports A private suit for a preliminary injunction blocking the merger of United Airlines and Continental Airlines was properly dismissed, the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco has ruled in a not-for-publication decision. The plaintiffs –airline travelers and travel agents –failed to define a valid relevant market for […]