Federal Trade Commission
v. LabMd – Regulatory Reform
11th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals (Georgia)
filed in this case to affirm our position that the Federal Trade Commission
(FTC) lacks statutory authority to regulate data security standards. Yet even
if governing statutes are construed as allowing FTC some regulatory authority
in setting data security standards, the Legal Center argues that any imposed
standard must be reasonable. Specifically, the Legal Center argues that any
regulation must give advance notice of what is expected and that FTC should not
be allowed to impose a one-size fits all strict liability standard because that
would present serious problems for small businesses.
Status: PENDING. Amicus
brief filed 12/28/16.
v. Knight – Legal Reform
Georgia Supreme Court – 5/15/15
The Legal Center joined a coalition brief asking the state supreme court to
overturn an appellate decision that upheld an award of more than $4 million to
a retired sheet metal worker and his wife. The plaintiff here did not exhibit
symptoms of mesothelioma until decades after his initial asbestos exposure.
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