Chevron Overruling Sparks Regulatory Uncertainty Across Industries

Supreme Court of the United States of America

A landmark decision by the Supreme Court overruled 40-year precedent that provided the bedrock for modern federal agency rulemaking and administration. In Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo (2024), alongside its companion case Relentless, Inc. v. Department of Commerce, the Supreme Court overruled Chevron U.S.A. Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. (1984), holding that deference…

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Ready, Set, Go: More States Adopt Privacy Laws

Note the below chart was updated on July 8, 2024 to reflect recent developments. The number of U.S. states that have adopted privacy laws grows regularly. Fortunately, there seems to be quite a bit of crossover, at least when it comes to thresholds that companies must meet in order to trigger compliance requirements. We provide…

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Will AI lead Google Paid Advertisers to Ask for a Refund?

In May 2024, Google unveiled a suite of new AI products as part of its strategy to reassert its position as a dominant powerhouse in all things technology. This approach includes revamping its Google Search functionality, the product after which it has a verb named, by incorporating its proprietary AI, named Gemini, into Search. Was…

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Digital Assets as Commodities: Proposed Bill that Would Favor the CFTC as the Primary Regulator of Digital Assets Passed the House

Despite being a frequent topic of discussion for government agencies and lawmakers, digital assets and their markets are still largely unregulated in the United States. This is due in part to the debate over which agency should be in control of creating an overarching regulatory framework for digital assets. Instead of proposing new regulatory schemes…

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Ticketmaster’s Cruel Summer – the potential implications of a DOJ lawsuit against the ticketing platform and why concert fans may not be out of the woods yet.

It looks like it could be a “cruel summer” for the country’s largest concert promoter, Live Nation Entertainment and its subsidiary ticketing platform, Ticketmaster. In early April, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Department of Justice was preparing to file a lawsuit against the promoter, alleging that the company used its monopoly over the…

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The FTC Kills Noncompetes

In a groundbreaking move that will reshape the workplace and many litigation practices nationwide, the FTC has issued a final rule that effectively bans all employee non-compete clauses.  Approximately 30 million Americans currently work under a non-compete clause.  All but a few applicable to senior executives will be void upon the effective date of the…

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Ad-Tech Europe: The Moving Target Marking Targeted Advertising

The European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) recently published an opinion on the legality of pay-or-consent models for online platforms offering services in Europe.  While the opinion is non-binding and limited to “large online platforms[1],” companies that offer platforms large and small in Europe should pay attention to the EDPB’s analysis—it will inform their future guidance…

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Social Media Networks’ Section 230 Immunity on the Chopping Block? New York Court Allows Claims to Proceed Stemming from Buffalo Shooting

Since 1996, Internet platforms and social media companies have relied on a federal law, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, to protect them from liability for civil law claims stemming from content on their platforms. As the influence of platforms like Facebook, Twitter (now X), and others has grown, members of Congress, consumer groups,…

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OpenAI’s Legal Troubles Mount as New York Times Lawsuit Escalates Alongside SEC Investigation

On February 28th, 2024, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Securities and Exchange Commission (”SEC”) is investigating OpenAI’s internal communications following the board’s ousting and re-introduction of OpenAI CEO Sam Altman in November 2023. Importantly, the SEC’s scrutiny of OpenAI adds to the mounting legal and regulatory challenges faced by the company. As rationale…

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