May 232015
 May 23, 2015  Business No Responses »

AP reports: The message-in-a-bottle routine is going Wi-Fi. And that means pretty soon you’ll have your very own mini Times Square at the bar, right on the bottle. “Everyone likes to see their name in lights,” says Brandon Laidlaw, president and chief operating officer of Pleasanton, California-based Medea vodka, which [Read More…]

May 232015
 May 23, 2015  Business, Court, Laws No Responses »

Jacob Hathorn and Robert Helfand of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt write: Enacted in 1991, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227  (TCPA), inaugurated the era of “junk fax” class actions, in which recipients of mass fax advertisements may pursue statutory damages of $500 per class member. Insurers responded by adding terms to liability policies [Read More…]

May 222015
 May 22, 2015  Business, Misc No Responses »

Babak Siavoshy writes: Who bears the costs of privacy breaches? It’s challenging enough to articulate the nature of privacy harms, let alone determine how the resulting costs should be allocated. Yet the question of “who pays” is an important, unavoidable, and in my view undertheorized one. The current default seems to be something akin to caveat emptor: consumers of [Read More…]