Temple Law alumnus Carl Hittinger discusses the positions of the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice as calls for antitrust investigations into “Big Tech” companies escalate. The agencies, which share civil antitrust enforcement authority, reportedly are tussling over the right to investigate social media, online retail, search engine, and app store companies, raising the possibility of wasted resources, duplicative investigations, inconsistent positions, and confusion.
Each fall semester, Temple 1Ls spend three weeks negotiating and documenting some fairly straightforward deal elements in Introduction to Transactions Skills (ITS). Overseen by Professor Andrea Monroe, ITS requires all 1Ls to play the role of attorney to either a budding restauranteur or a potential investor and attempt to strike a deal to open a new restaurant.
Temple Law Alumni Patrick Hromisin discusses the record-breaking Facebook-FTC settlement and what this settlement means for other companies with data privacy concerns.
Second in a series of four primers on the key legal regimes incentivizing and protecting whistleblowers who report fraud: the False Claims Act (FCA) and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) whistleblower programs.
Baker & Hostetler attorneys discuss the DOJ investigation into price-fixing in the chicken industry.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has held that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts state laws that prohibit mandatory arbitration of sexual harassment claims.
A recent Philadelphia Court ruling rejected a new land valuation method used by the city to assess the property tax burden of condominium owners. In rejecting the city’s approach, the court embraced the traditional valuation process more commonly used to assess the amount of property tax condominium owners must pay.
Ballard Spahr associate, Dina Bleckman (LAW ’18), unpacks Philadelphia’s ten-year real estate tax abatement debate.
Temple Law alumna Sara Lima, along with her co-authors Joseph Carr and Michael Kenehan, explore issues of duplicate liability for companies holding unclaimed property.
On April 24, 2019, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Lamps Plus, Inc., et. al. v. Varela, No 17-988. In a 5-4 opinion, the Court held that an ambiguous agreement cannot provide the requisite contractual basis to support a finding that the parties agreed to submit a dispute to class arbitration.