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In Case You Missed It: Loeb News From January 2022

Have you heard how Loeb is moving the needle? Loeb’s lawyers are always advising on the latest trends, issues, and legislation to help our clients and communities succeed. Here are some highlights and firm news from the past few weeks!
  • Loeb & Loeb is proud to announce the inaugural issue of Hashed & Salted, our monthly update bringing you the latest news and developments in privacy and data security. Some of the topics you can expect to see in this issue are:

    • Federal Privacy and Data Security Enforcement: A Look Back and a Look Forward
    • The Future of Biometric Data: A Challenging Legal Landscape
    • Team Member Profile: Mercedes Tunstall, Partner
    • Webinar Spotlight: Artificial Intelligence: Technology for the New Next
    • In Case You Missed It: Dark Patterns

    Click here to read more.

  • Loeb & Loeb is pleased to announce the arrival of leading corporate lawyer, Alexandria Kane, who joins the firm as a partner in its Capital Markets & Corporate Department. Based in New York, Alexandria focuses her practice on corporate law, capital markets, securities, and mergers and acquisitions.
  • The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued guidance for businesses engaging in negative option marketing practices to help them avoid misleading consumers into taking actions they didn’t intend. In an Oct. 28 policy statement, the FTC outlined its interpretation of various statutes and FTC regulations that apply to negative option marketing. The guidance covers a range of online advertising practices known as “dark patterns,” which have the potential to manipulate consumers into inadvertently buying products or services or consenting to the use or sale of their personal data. Click here to read more in our recent client alert.
  • In recent months, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has made “de minimis” “cash out” settlement offers to potentially responsible parties (PRPs) that allegedly sent waste to the BKK Class I Landfill Site in West Covina, California. In exchange for payment, DTSC is offering a covenant not to sue and contribution protection under the Comprehensive Environmental Response and Compensation Liability Act (CERCLA). The term “de minimis” is in quotes because the amounts demanded by DTSC range to as high as $3 million, and the term “cash out” is in quotes because the settlements do not appear to resolve all potential liabilities. In evaluating whether to accept the offer, PRPs should consider various issues, including the following. Click here to read more in our recent client alert.