eCommerce

Electronic commerce, also known as eCommerce, refers to the purchase and sale of products or services online. Electronic commerce law addresses such issues as compliance with applicable Internet and technology legal regulatory requirements.

  • California Anti-SPAM Decision Clarifies Rule on Issue of Identifying Sender in Body of Commercial Email

    October 31, 2014
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    The California Court of Appeal ruled in a putative class action, Rosolowski et al. v. Guthy-Renker LLC, that a commercial email header does not violate California’s anti-SPAM statute “merely because it does not identify the official name of the entity which sent the email, or merely because it does not identify an entity whose domain name is…

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  • Court Finds Texas Hold ’Em Poker is a Game of Skill

    November 20, 2012
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    A federal judge in New York recently held that Texas Hold ‘Em poker is a game of skill and therefore not gambling under federal law.  This is the first time a federal court has held that poker is not gambling under the Illegal Gambling Business Act (the “IGBA”). Federal prosecution under the IGBA requires both…

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  • Groupon Reaches Preliminary Settlement of Consumer Protection Law Allegations

    April 29, 2012
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    It is no secret that the daily deal industry is white-hot. Earlier this month, Groupon reached a settlement of several consolidated putative class action lawsuits venued in federal court in California.  The lawsuits against Groupon and several of its merchant partners alleged violations of the Electronic Funds Transfer Act (“EFTA”), as recently amended by the Credit…

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  • FTC Regulatory Compliance and Online Consumer Protection

    February 11, 2011
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    There are many conceivable ways to avoid a federal or state regulators’ spotlight.  However, attentive and deliberate complaint-monitoring may just be one of the best strategies that online businesses can adopt to avoid undesired attention from regulators related to privacy and marketing practices. The Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) consumer protection division obviously have their eyes…

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  • Online Penny Auctions Hotter Than Ever

    December 19, 2010
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    The popularity of online penny auctions sites, a relatively new phenomenon on the Internet, continues to rise.  Penny auction sites are a great way to grab a bargain on top brand products. Unlike traditional auction sites such as eBay, penny auction sites are pay-to-bid but the potential savings on state-of-the-art electronic products is tremendous.  Penny auction sites…

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