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  • YouTube, Google Fined for Child Privacy Violations September 18, 2019
    The site was allegedly tracking viewers of child-directed channels and selling that information to advertisers, all without parental consent. But is the fine big enough to be a deterrent? Read more on FindLaw's Common Law blog.
  • Whose Side Is Your Insurance Company On? August 19, 2019
    A news report revealed that some insurance companies are accusing their own customers of fraud, and then directing and funding the criminal investigations against them. Learn more on FindLaw's Common Law blog.
  • Can Blocking Robocalls Actually Jeopardize Your Privacy? August 15, 2019
    You thought you were protecting your personal information, but some apps designed to block spam may be sharing your data with other companies. Learn more on FindLaw's Common Law blog.
  • Claiming a Right to Fix Your Own Stuff August 1, 2019
    Many manufacturers prohibit customers from trying to fix their purchases. Consumer groups are fighting back.
  • Will You Really Get a $125 Check From Equifax? July 30, 2019
    News spread quickly that everyone affected by the Equifax data breach would receive $125. That's not true. Read more on FindLaw's Common Law.

RSS Free Enterprise

  • Trade War Leads to Increase in Hemp Farming October 15, 2019
    As the trade war continues and more rain pounds the Midwest, some farmers are turning to legal hemp. But there are risks. Learn more on FindLaw's Free Enterprise.
  • Is Your Small Business Complying With New Pay Equity Laws? October 8, 2019
    There are federal reporting laws designed to enforce equal pay regardless of race or gender. Do those laws apply to your small business? And, if so, what do you need to do to comply? Find out on FindLaw's Free Enterprise blog.
  • Can You Rescind Employee Benefits Without Notice? October 4, 2019
    Do you need to give workers a heads up before cancelling their healthcare coverage? What about smaller changes? Find out on FindLaw's Free Enterprise blog.
  • Marijuana Banking Law Passes House; Will Senate Follow? September 27, 2019
    For years, banks have been fearful of working with weed companies based on federal reprisal. But they may be one-step closer to legality under a proposed federal law. Read more on FindLaw's Free Enterprise blog.
  • Can Trump Really Overturn California Emissions Standards? September 19, 2019
    Under federal law, California is allowed to set stricter emissions standards than the EPA, in effect setting them for the whole country. But can the president unilaterally rescind that exemption? Learn more on FindLaw's Free Enterprise blog.

RSS SCOTUS Blog

  • This week at the court October 20, 2019
    On Monday at 9:30 a.m., the justices are expected to release additional orders from their October 18 conference. The post This week at the court appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
  • Justices to review constitutionality of CFPB structure October 18, 2019
    The website of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created in 2010 under the Dodd-Frank Act as a response to the 2008 financial crisis, describes the CFPB as a “U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly.” Today the Supreme Court agreed to hear a challenge to the constitutionality of statutory […]
  • Argument analysis: “Not a paragon of clarity” October 18, 2019
    On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard argument in Rotkiske v. Klemm. What seemed like a run-of-the-mill statutory-interpretation case revealed itself to be deeply convoluted, involving uncertainty both about which issues had been waived in earlier proceedings and what the question presented even means. These fundamental questions clouded the argument enough that I would not be […]
  • Friday round-up October 18, 2019
    Briefly: Pratheepan Gulasekaram analyzes Wednesday’s oral argument in Kansas v. Garcia, which asks whether federal immigration law preempts a state prosecution for identity theft based on using someone else’s Social Security number to obtain employment, for this blog. At Bloomberg Law, Kimberly Robinson reports that yesterday the court “issued guidance for filers of friend-of-the-court briefs […]
  • Argument analysis: Justices probe the limits of prosecutions of noncitizens under state identity-theft laws October 17, 2019
    The Supreme Court heard oral argument yesterday in Kansas v. Garcia, which presents a potential conflict between state identity-theft prosecutions and federal immigration law. The justices must decide whether the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act preempts the state’s prosecution of unauthorized noncitizens who used stolen social security numbers to gain employment. After a lively […]