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A Plaintiff's Home Telephone Line May Not Be “Residential” for Purposes of the TCPA

October 9, 2014 by Isaac J. Colunga, Partner
The TCPA generally prohibits companies from making telephone calls to residential telephone lines using an artificial or pre-recorded voice without consent.  

Gomez v. Campbell-Ewald Company: The Ninth Circuit Holds that a Marketing Consultant Can Be Vicariously Liable for its Subcontractor’s TCPA Violations

October 7, 2014 by Isaac J. Colunga, Partner
On September 19, 2014 the Ninth Circuit in Gomez v. Campbell-Ewald Co., 2014 WL 4654478,  found that marketing consultants are not insulated from liability under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) even if they outsource a merchant’s calling campaign to a subcontractor.  

3D Printing Article Summaries

October 3, 2014 by Josef Keglewitsch,
This memorandum will briefly describe recent articles about technological developments in the 3D printing industry. These articles, while not legally focused, will draw in readers with their exciting discussions of the new capabilities of 3D printers currently being developed. 

FDA Updates Proposed Rules Under the FSMA

September 26, 2014
On January 4, 2011, President Obama signed into law the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  The primary purpose of the FSMA is to provide the FDA with the tools and authority to focus on preventing food safety issues from arising rather than simply reacting to problems after they already occur.  Although enacted in 2011, the FSMA is being implemented over time. 

Tips We Hope You'll Never Need: When You Must Contact IOSHA

August 27, 2014 by Ryan McCabe Poor, Partner
There are certain situations which require an employer to notify IOSHA. The basic rule is: Within eight hours after the death of any employee from a work-related incident or the in-patient or hospitalization of three or more employees as a result of a work-related incident, you must orally report the fatality/multiple hospitalization by telephone or in person to IOSHA.

Ice Miller's Chicago Office Answers the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 27, 2014
Ice Miller Chicago accepts the ALS Ice bucket challenge and challenges former Ice Miller law clerk Chief Justice Roberts to do the same!

How Does Indiana's Worker's Compensation Statute Define Benefits?

August 22, 2014 by Ann H. Stewart, Senior Counsel
Indiana requires all employers to either carry worker’s compensation insurance through private insurance companies, or qualify with the Worker’s Compensation Board for self-insured status.

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