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Regulation of cryptocurrency

In this episode, Jay and Porter Wright attorney Brett Thornton dive into e-currency, with a focus on cryptocurrency. They start by covering the basics: what it is, the different types and the technology that facilitates the exchanges. Brett explains the rules and regulations for this currency, securities law ramifications to be aware of, and what … Continue Reading

Venture capitalism and start-ups in Ohio

Ohio has become a hot spot for venture capitalists to invest in companies. The level of talent and sense of community that the state provides are just a few of the reasons VC’s are putting their money here. Jay talks with Falon Donahue, CEO of Venture Ohio, and Porter Wright attorney Brett Thornton about why … Continue Reading

ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 2016: Clarifying liability in hub-and-spoke conspiracies

Last in our series on the ABA Antitrust Section’s 2016 Spring Meeting, but certainly not least, we bring you Jetta’s summary of the panel discussion on hub-and-spoke conspiracies. These conspiracies seem to be in vogue now, with the Apple (e-book) case prominent among them. Not surprisingly, the government and the defense bar sees these cases very differently. … Continue Reading

ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 2016: International perspectives on online vertical restraints

As Co-Chair of the Antitrust Practice Group, it is my pleasure to bring you a series of articles summarizing some of the seminars presented at the recent ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting. The Spring Meeting is the Antitrust Section’s hallmark event and brings together thousands of competition and consumer protection attorneys and related professionals from across … Continue Reading

Third Circuit affirms FTC authority to sanction companies’ insufficient cyber security postures

The Third Circuit’s recent ruling in FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., No. 14-3514 (3rd Cir. Aug. 24, 2015) marks a watershed moment in the ongoing saga of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation’s (Wyndham) data breach litigation. Prior to this decision, federal cyber security regulation has existed in the legal badlands, with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the … Continue Reading

More insights into Amazon …

I recently spoke with Zosha Millman  of LXBN  for her recent post Is Amazon Opening Another Confusing Antitrust Door with Its New Sale Ban? As you can imagine, Amazon’s recent move to cease offering Apple or Google streaming devices has left many consumers a bit, shall we say “primed”.  Check out Zosha’s article for more details… one … Continue Reading

Deletion of Emails Not Enough To Support Obstruction Conviction

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday that moving emails from an inbox to deleted items is not sufficient to establish Obstruction of Justice under 18 U.S.C. § 1519. In reaching this conclusion, the Court found the “concealment” must be proven by more than the fact that the defendant took … Continue Reading

Has Amazon.com® become an….. amazon? Part One

Authors take their turn trying to tame the retailing beast This three part series will discuss the newest antitrust challenges aimed at Amazon.  In Part One, we’ll introduce you to the most recent issues facing the online retailer (and publisher), while in Part Two we will provide a little history on the Amazon/Apple scuffle that … Continue Reading

Ascertainability is different from other class action elements …seriously, we aren’t joking

A little over a year ago we wrote to discuss the FTC’s Order against Aaron’s, one of the country’s largest rent-to-own (“RTO”) stores, charging that its franchisees were spying on its customers.  Well, the inevitable follow-on class actions were filed and recently, in Byrd v. Aaron’s Inc., — F.3d –, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 6190 … Continue Reading

Download our patent trolls e-book

Regardless of the size of your business or the industry you are in, antitrust laws should be on your radar. From technology to healthcare to manufacturing, competition is fierce. And the laws that regulate competition in nearly every industry seem to move with the same determination. Download Antitrust Law Source’s e-book from author, Jay Levine.… Continue Reading

Keeping up with the dot-anythings

Over at our sister blog, Technology Law Source, we’ve been working hard to keep our readers apprised of developments related to The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) new generic top-level domain (gTLD) program. This program, which is redefining the face of the Internet, is likely to impact any business — or, indeed, any entity … Continue Reading
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