Tag Archives: Penalty

Global Ransomware Attacks Raise Key Legal Considerations

On May 12, 2017, a massive ransomware attack, known as “WannaCry,” began affecting tens of thousands of computer systems in over 100 countries. These types of incidents can have significant legal implications for affected entities and industries for whom data access and continuity is critical. As affected entities work to understand and respond to the threat of ransomware, we address some of the key legal considerations.… Continue Reading

Why Retail Developers and Tenants Should Reconsider the Use of Detailed REAs

Recently, the Fourth Circuit affirmed a jury award in favor of retailer Lord & Taylor for lost profits in connection with a breach of its reciprocal easement agreement with D.C.-area mall owner White Flint, LP. The court found White Flint’s efforts to redevelop the regional mall into a mixed-use project violated the terms of the REA, which can often be an obstacle to redevelopment plans. … Continue Reading

FTC Settles with Marketer of Bogus “Doctor Trusted” Seal and Deceptively Formatted Blogs

On June 21, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission settled claims against the purveyors of the “Doctor Trusted” seal certification program. Defendants marketed the “Doctor Trusted” certification and seal to health-related websites claiming that it was “one of the most effective ways to increase sales with the least amount of effort.”… Continue Reading