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What You Need to Know About the FCC’s July 10th Declaratory Ruling on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)

A sharply divided FCC late Friday issued its anticipated TCPA Declaratory Ruling and Order (the “Declaratory Ruling”). This document sets forth a range of new statutory and policy pronouncements that have broad implications for businesses of all types that call or text consumers for informational or telemarketing purposes.  While some of its statements raise interesting …

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FCC’s Enforcement Bureau Commends PayPal for Modifying its User Agreement

We previously advised that the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau, in an unusual move, on June 11 published a letter it sent to PayPal warning that PayPal’s proposed changes to its User Agreement that contained robocall contact provisions might violate the TCPA. These proposed revisions conveyed user consent for PayPal to contact its users via “autodialed or …

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OSHA Stresses Fireworks Safety

Cluj Napoca,Romania- December 1st,2013: Beautiful fireworks show takes place in Avram Iancu Square in Cluj Napoca with the ocassion of The Romanian National day on 1 December 2013 in Cluj Napoca, Romania.

We can all agree, the fireworks around the July 4th holiday are great. But, did you ever stop and think about the dangers employees of thepyrotechnics industry face in manufacturing, storing and selling these products? OSHA has a web page dedicated to discussing hazards associated with retail sales of fireworks and fireworks displays. For more information …

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On National Bourbon Day, Maker’s Mark Toasts to Consumer Protection Reform

On National Bourbon Day, Maker’s Mark Toasts to Consumer Protection Reform

June 14th is National Bourbon Day, so it’s a nice time to highlight the resolve of the recent class action lawsuit filed against Maker’s Mark, one of America’s favorite whiskeys, by two consumers who said the company falsely advertised its product as “handmade.” The suit seized on the word “handmade” used in Maker’s Mark advertising, …

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Scrutiny of Nail Salon Chemicals Raises Mass Tort Risk

Recent reports purport to link certain chemicals used in nail salon products to serious health problems such as cancer, asthma, respiratory disease, and miscarriages.  Though past efforts to impose stricter regulations on these chemicals have been largely unsuccessful, a recent slew of New York Times articles have drawn significant attention to the issue.  In response, …

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