The Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016

Every day it seems more consumers rely on and create online reviews for products and services businesses offer. Individuals might search for reviews on sites such as Yelp or TripAdvisor or through Google before they buy a product or book … Continue reading

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Attias v. Carefirst August 10, 2016, Memorandum Opinion

This recent court decision adds to an increasing body of law that makes it harder for data breach victims to win against the companies from whom their data was stolen. According to the U.S. District Court for the District of … Continue reading

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Do Peyton and Ashley Manning Have a Case against Al Jazeera or Charlie Sly?

This past weekend, Al Jazerra published “The dark side: The secret world of sports doping,”[1] a forty-nine-minute news story. Relying on unsworn and dubious statements Charlie Sly made while he was allegedly being secretly recorded, Al Jazeera published Sly’s defamatory … Continue reading

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Colorado Statutory Identity Theft and Fraud Lawsuits

  C.R.S. § 13-21-122, a Colorado statute, authorizes people or businesses harmed by criminal offenses involving the use of personal identifying information, such as identity theft, check counterfeiting, forgery, bank fraud, or insurance fraud, to sue the people or businesses who harmed … Continue reading

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FTC Brings Charges Against Company’s Non-Disparagement Clause

Roca Labs, a Florida-based company that sells a weight loss product it describes as an “alternative to gastric bypass surgery,” has come under fire by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) for its use of a non-disparagement clause. The FTC filed … Continue reading

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Recovering for Harm to Reputation Caused by Negligent Investigations

  There are many reasons a government agency or other entity might conduct an investigation, but what happens when its investigation is conducted negligently? Many agencies have standards for products, processes, or behavior. For example, the Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading

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