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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.

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.

May 16, 2024

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.

By: Abbey Block

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 industry to prevent competition, harming consumers in the process. Indeed it is hard to deny that Live Nation and Ticketmaster dominate the live event ticketing industry given that they control about 70 percent of the market for ticketing and live events. The lawsuit comes on the heels of an investigation by the Department of Justice into Ticketmaster and its parent company, Live Nation Entertainment. The…

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The FTC Kills Noncompetes

April 30, 2024

The FTC Kills Noncompetes

By: George Calhoun

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 rule. After the rule is effective, no new non-compete clauses…

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Ad-Tech Europe: The Moving Target Marking Targeted Advertising

April 26, 2024

Ad-Tech Europe: The Moving Target Marking Targeted Advertising

By: Nicole Kardell

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 for entities large and small. The upshot: Pay-or-consent models [for…

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Artificial Intelligence Poses Threat to Business Data Privacy and Confidential Information

May 10, 2023

Artificial Intelligence Poses Threat to Business Data Privacy and Confidential Information

By: Jake Gray

Over the last year, an abundance of headlines detailing innovations in artificial intelligence (AI) technology have hit the news cycle. Beyond mere technical advancements, many reports have discussed AI’s potential to revolutionize innumerable industries and the workplace, whether for better or worse.  The White House is accordingly delving into AI’s role in the workplace, recently announcing that the White House Office of Science and Technology…

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A New Paradigm: Claimant Opposition to Mass Tort Bankruptcy and Needed Reform

May 3, 2023

A New Paradigm: Claimant Opposition to Mass Tort Bankruptcy and Needed Reform

By: George Calhoun

Congress enacted Section 524(g) of the Bankruptcy Code in 1994. That statute requires a 75% supermajority of claimants to approve a bankruptcy plan binding on future claimants and containing injunctions protecting the debtor and other third parties. The statute handed veto power to prominent plaintiff law firms. Companies facing mass tort liabilities, primarily asbestos, were forced into Faustian deals with plaintiffs groups in which trusts…

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Basic Data Privacy Hygiene and AI: Do What You Say and Say What You Do

April 10, 2023

Basic Data Privacy Hygiene and AI: Do What You Say and Say What You Do

By: Nicole Kardell

Our Privacy Team has been saying this for years –Do What You Say and Say What You Do.[1]  It’s an enduring maxim and an important basic step that companies need to embrace in their data collection practices.  It also fits in neatly with the concepts of Notice and Consent, which are the hallmarks of almost all data privacy laws.  Remarks made recently in a keynote…

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Pump The Brakes or Step on the Gas? An Analysis of Emerging AI Regulatory Frameworks

April 6, 2023

Pump The Brakes or Step on the Gas? An Analysis of Emerging AI Regulatory Frameworks

By: Abbey Block

Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) is growing exponentially and has infiltrated nearly every sector of society. Despite the technology’s growth, the US has yet to pass comprehensive federal legislation addressing its use, commercialization, and development. Although several states such as New York, Maryland, and Washington have implemented their own regulations, no such supervisory scheme has been broadly implemented on the federal level. In response to the largely…

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A Review of Top-Rated AI Tech Companies Undermines the FTC’s Warning of Deception

March 22, 2023

A Review of Top-Rated AI Tech Companies Undermines the FTC’s Warning of Deception

By: Abbey Block

               Artificial intelligence (“AI”) was once thought of as science fiction – something we could only see on a movie screen or read about in a comic book. But in recent years, the technology has become both accessible and popular, proliferating nearly every sector of society. From healthcare to the legal industry, AI technology has been praised for its…

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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.

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.
By: Abbey Block

The FTC Kills Noncompetes

The FTC Kills Noncompetes
By: George Calhoun

Ad-Tech Europe: The Moving Target Marking Targeted Advertising

Ad-Tech Europe: The Moving Target Marking Targeted Advertising
By: Nicole Kardell

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