Proposal Delayed by “Mail Storm” Was Timely

Rejection of a protester’s revised e-mailed proposal as late was improper, according to the Court of Federal Claims, because the proposal reached the designated government office by the time specified in the solicitation. An amendment for the second phase of a solicitation for barracks design and construction requested proposal revisions by 12:00 p.m. on the […]

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, […]

Final Rule Amends GSAR Leasing Provisions

A final rule issued by the General Services Administration amends the GSA Acquisition Regulation to revise GSAR Part 570, Acquiring Leasehold Interests in Real Property, and related solicitation provisions and contract clauses. The GSAR Case 2006-G508 final rule updates regulatory provisions that apply to lease transactions and provides sustainability guidance on implementing Executive Order 13514, […]

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 […]

U.S. Urges High Court Not to Review Decision Enforcing Subpoenas in Antitrust Investigation

This posting was written by Jeffrey May, Editor of CCH Trade Regulation Reporter. The U.S. Supreme Court should not review a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco (CCH 2011-1 Trade Cases 77,467) enforcing grand jury subpoenas served on law firms in an antitrust investigation, the Department of Justice contended in a […]

New Payroll Widget from Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Delivers Instant Access to Latest Payroll Developments

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., June 6, 2011) – Now, it’s easier than ever for professionals to stay up to date and in the know on the latest changes affecting the payroll industry with the new CCH/Aspen Publishers Payroll Widget from Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is a leading provider of information and software […]

Infant Formula Maker’s Ads About Store Brands Barred

This posting was written by William Zale, Editor of CCH Advertising Law Guide. Infant formula manufacturer Mead Johnson was properly enjoined from publishing any advertisement containing a false representation about store brand infant formula produced by PBM Products, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond has ruled. In addition to affirming the permanent injunction (CCH […]

Attempt to Enforce California Post-Term Covenants Not to Compete Can Be Malicious Prosecution

This posting was written by Bruce S. Schaeffer of Franchise Valuations, Ltd., co-author of CCH Franchise Regulation and Damages. In an unusual action for malicious prosecution, the Court of Appeal of California, First District, in a not-for-publication opinion, has held that U-Haul’s actions in bringing a lawsuit in California to enforce a covenant not to […]

Focus on Franchising

This posting was written by John W. Arden. News and notes on franchising and distribution topics: □ The program for the 34th annual meeting of the ABA Forum on Franchising has been released by the American Bar Association. Entitled “Flying the Flag of Franchising,” the meeting will be held October 19-21, 2011 in Baltimore. The […]