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Communications Daily Quotes Richard B. Newman on 9th Circuit Decision to Review FTC Authority in Data Throttling Matter

On May 11, 2017, Communications Daily quoted Richard B. Newman about a the 9th Circuit decision to review en banc the FTC’s appeal ruling that threw out the Commission’s case against AT&T Mobility inadequately informed customers of its alleged data throttling practices.

Mr. Newman’s quote in the article expressed that if the prior ruling that the FTC does not have authority over ISPs stands, current efforts to repeal FCC net neutrality rules could be defeated.

See the full Communications Daily article, “Reversal of 9th Circuit Decision Could Be Game Changer for FCC, FTC.”

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Richard B. Newman is an Internet marketing compliance and regulatory defense attorney at Hinch Newman LLP focusing on advertising and digital media matters. His practice includes conducting legal compliance reviews of advertising campaigns, representing clients in investigations and enforcement actions brought by the Federal Trade Commission and state Attorneys General, commercial litigation, advising clients on promotional marketing programs, and negotiating and drafting legal agreements.

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