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Federal Court Delivers Stinging Rebuke to Justice Department, Declaring Wire Act Applies Only to Sports
On June 3, 2019, a New Hampshire federal judge set aside the U.S. Justice Department’s controversial 2018 opinion that the Federal Wire Act extends beyond sports wagering to include lotteries, poker and casino games.
Supreme Court Opens Door To State-Authorized Sports Betting In Far-Reaching Opinion
The Supreme Court today, in a 7-2 decision, invalidated the Professional & Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”), paving the way for States to authorize and regulate sports betting if they wish. Only Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor dissented entirely from the decision. The reasoning of the decision is so broad as to give support to those looking to permit (intrastate) mobile and online sports betting as well, not just bricks and mortar. Nearly 20 states either have already enacted sports-betting laws in anticipation of the Court’s ruling or have bills in various stages of consideration.
CFPB Opens the Door to Class Action Lawsuits
The CFPB has issued a Final Rule regulating arbitration agreements in contracts for certain consumer financial products and services. The Final Rule applies to providers of certain consumer financial products and services in the core markets of lending money, storing money, and moving or exchanging money.
5-Hour Energy: Harbinger of Increased State Activism in the Age Of Trump?
The Washington State Attorney General’s over two-year pursuit of the makers of the 5-Hour Energy drink ended last week with a court judgment of nearly $4.3 million for violations of the state Consumer Protection Act.
Outlook for U.S. Internet Gambling Under President Trump: Rough Times Ahead?
You’d think the first casino magnate as president would have the U.S. gaming industry rejoicing, but there is one segment of the industry that likely is holding its collective breath – the internet gambling sector.
California’s Menu Labeling Law Takes Effect December 1, 2016, Months Ahead of FDA Enforcement
Eight years after being signed into law, California’s menu labeling law will finally go into effect on December 1, 2016. While FDA has delayed enforcement of the federal menu labeling standard until May 5, 2017, California’s Department of Public Health confirms that local health departments may begin inspecting restaurants subject to the statewide standard as early as December 1, 2016.
With the European Commission’s (“EC”) approval of the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield Framework (“Privacy Shield) on July 12, 2016, many companies are rushing to self-certify to the new compliance mechanism for personal data transfers from Europe to the United States. By certifying in the first two months – by September 30, 2016 – organizations can take advantage of a nine-month grace period from the date they certify to bring their existing commercial relationships and agreements with third parties into conformity with the Accountability for Onward Transfer Principle.

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Privacy Shield Set For Formal Adoption Next Week: Beyond That, The Future Is Cloudy
A key European Union committee with responsibility for privacy determinations today approved the new EU-US Privacy Shield.  With that approval, formal adoption by the European Commission is expected next week.

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Public Interest Group Asks FCC to Pause Connected Car Spectrum Usage over Privacy and Cybersecurity Concerns
On June 28, 2016, Public Knowledge petitioned the FCC for an emergency stay of the usage of spectrum by devices that enable vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications until the FCC adopts adequate cyber security and data privacy rules for such devices. The impending implementation of vehicle-to-vehicle devices prompted Public Knowledge to file its petition

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