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Whose Burden Is It to Ascertain the Value of the Freight for Insurance Purposes?

When freight loss occurs and the loss exceeds the limits of the motor carrier’s cargo coverage, the motor carrier and the transportation broker typically wind up at odds over who was responsible for determining the value of the shipment for insurance purposes. Until recently, no published opinion has squarely addressed the issue. Finally, there is Read More…

FTC Creates Office Of Technology Research & Investigation

The Federal Trade Commission appears poised for more enforcement actions related to new technologies. On, March 23, 2015, The FTC announced on its Business Blog the formation of the Office of Technology Research and Investigation (the “OTRI”).[1] The FTC reports that the OTRI “will take on an even broader mandate [than the Mobile Technology Unit Read More…

Disclosing Material Connections in 140 Characters or Less

On March 31, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission approved final consent orders related to its false advertising claims against Sony Computer Entertainment America and its ad agency Deutsch LA for PS Vita Game Console. The consent order related to Deutsch LA is especially instructive for businesses and marketing agencies using social media to promote products.  Read More…

Will Texas Get a New Intermediate Appellate Court?

The 84th Legislative Session is upon us. With it comes a host of new bills—some grandiose, some housekeeping. But only a small portion of those introduced will make it past their infancy. One of those newly introduced bills, H.B. 1603, offered by State Rep. Jason Villalba, R-Dallas, proposes creating in Texas a chancery-court system designed Read More…