North Dakota Senate race tightens
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 10:19 YouTube/Screenshot The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee's new ad claims Rep. Rick Berg isn't telling the truth about the effects of a "premium support" Medicare system on those who are already enrolled. Republican Rep. Rick Berg of North Dakota, once the favorite to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad, has found himself in a tight race, and spending by outside groups is flowing. Berg faces former state Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat. The Republican congressman absorbs a one-two punch today in ads from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Patriot Majority USA . Patriot Majority USA, a liberal nonprofit, released “ More Proof ,” which features the AARP’s criticisms of the Medicare plan Berg supports — Rep. Paul Ryan’s “premium support” plan in which the government gives seniors a set amount of money to buy private insurance. The DSCC’s “ No Change ” also focuses on Medicare. It says ...
Crossroads GPS charges into House race
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 10:19 YouTube/Screenshot With this ad targeting Rep. Tim Bishop, D-N.Y., Crossroads GPS is now active at all levels of the national election. Crossroads GPS , a conservative nonprofit outside spending group, began a $2.3 million ad campaign Wednesday, including the Crossroads network’s first reported foray into congressional races and ads in four tightly contested Senate races. With its entry into the House race, Crossroads is now active at all levels of the national election. This campaign is part of a larger $10 million-plus offensive from Republican strategist Karl Rove’s Crossroads network that began this week. Super PAC American Crossroads just announced an $8.8 million campaign targeting President Barack Obama. Crossroads GPS’ ads target Senate races in Montana, Nevada, North Dakota and Wisconsin as well as New York’s 1st Congressional District, where Republicans are trying to oust Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop: “ Number One ” opposes ...
United States: Telemarketers Dial Quickly - TCPA Class Action Dismissed For Now - Venable LLP
On March 12, 2013, Judge William F. Kuntz II of the Eastern District of New York entered a memorandum and order in Bank v. Independence Energy Group LLC, which sua sponte dismissed claims arising under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and its accompanying rules and regulations, (collectively, the "TCPA") for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.
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United States: New York Ruling Gives Support To Private FLSA Settlements - Littler Mendelson
On February 22, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York held that parties may privately settle a Fair Labor Standards Act case without judicial approval or Department of Labor supervision.
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U.S. ‘Hacker’ Crackdown Sparks Debate over Computer-Fraud Law
In June 2010, Andrew Auernheimer, a well-known Internet-security expert, discovered a gaping hole in AT&T’s website that exposed 114,000 e-mail addresses belonging to the wireless giant’s Apple iPad customers. After a colleague downloaded the data, Auernheimer passed the information to a journalist at Gawker. The episode was a major embarrassment for AT&T because the list included thousands of high-profile individuals, including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and then White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. AT&T quickly patched the hole. The FBI promptly launched an investigation, and last November, Auernheimer was convicted of two felony counts under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), a 1980s-era law originally designed to punish and deter intrusions into government and financial-industry computer systems. His colleague Daniel Spitler pleaded guilty last year. On Monday, Auernheimer, 27, was sentenced to 41 months in prison and ordered to pay $73,000 in restitution ...