Cyber Law and Business Practices
The U.S. Senate is poised to consider the Consumer Review Freedom Act, which would protect consumers from businesses that try to restrict online reviews. Statistics show that online reviews are increasing in popularity with consumers who rely on them when choosing a business.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules that machine-generated proof is not hearsay, joining a growing list of courts across the U.S. to reach that conclusion.
What Are E-Cigarettes? First patented in 2003, e-cigarettes (or, “e-cig,” “personal vaporizer“) are battery-powered devices that simulate tobacco smoking by producing a heated vapor resembling smoke. Since becoming commercially available in 2007, e-cigarettes have grown popular as an alternative to smoking, but are even popular with those who have never smoked traditional cigarettes or other tobacco products. The […]
Mobile-app-driven driver services, Uber and Lyft, each face separate lawsuits seeking class action status in San Francisco federal court. The cases have been brought against the companies by their drivers, alleging they have been misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees and are entitled to reimbursements for expenses such as gas and vehicle maintenance. Currently, the drivers […]
Seventh Circuit Awards e360 a Whopping 3 in Damages Against Spamhaus – e360 v. Spamhaus. This has been an interesting case, with an equally interesting result in the damages award!