MENDOZA LAW WINTER NEWSLETTER

December 11, 2018

Our winter newsletter is out!  You can catch up on what's been happening around our office by clicking on the link below.

REGULATION OF GIFT CARDS IN MINNESOTA

December 10, 2018

Entertainment festivals have been experimenting with new ways for attendees to pay for admission and merchandise in order to increase sales, offer discounts to valued customers, improve the efficiency of operations, and reduce theft. As festivals move away from cash, they are increasingly utilizing plastic cards or wristbands with a stored value good for admission into festival events and festival merchandise. But in utilizing new payment methods, festival operators should be cognizant of government regulations of gift certificates or gift cards

MINNESOTA SUPREME COURT ENDS QUI TAM LAWSUIT OVER TELECOM TAXES

November 29, 2018

On October 31, 2018, the Minnesota Supreme Court filed its decision in Phone Recovery Serv. v. Qwest Corp., et al. dismissing a qui tam lawsuit brought by Phone Recovery Services (“PRS”) under the Minnesota False Claims Act (“MFCA”) against Qwest and twelve other Minnesota telecommunications service providers (“TSPs”).

Read about the Court's ruling and justices' dissent in the full article.

REMOVING FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY FROM YOUR CREDIT REPORT

November 05, 2018

Identity theft is a widespread and growing problem. In 2017, Minnesota consumers reported 4,324 cases of identity theft.  Many consumers find that reporting the crime is less problematic than repairing the damage, which can be a difficult, confusing, and frustrating process.

Click on the link below to learn how victim's of identity theft can limit damages and block fake credit accounts from credit reports.

MENDOZA LAW FALL NEWSLETTER

October 12, 2018

Our fall newsletter is out!  You can catch up on what's been happening around our office by clicking on the link below.

WORRIED ABOUT STATE REGULATION OF CHARITABLE SOLICITATIONS ON THE INTERNET? DO THE CHARLESTON.

October 12, 2018

According to the National Council of Nonprofits, most states require charitable nonprofits to register with the state in which it is soliciting donations before it begins receiving donations. 

With relatively little effort a nonprofit can now create a website that reaches the entire United States and the rest of the world. But the opportunities provided for nonprofits by the internet also raise regulatory questions. Because a person anywhere in the world can now be “solicited” to donate with a click of a button, do nonprofits need to register in every state?

KANYE WEST’S “LIFE OF PABLO” EXPERIENCE SHOULD SOUND THE DEATH KNELL FOR ALBUM EXCLUSIVES ON STREAMING SERVICES

October 04, 2018

In the entertainment industry, television has always been an industry based on exclusive distribution arrangements.  Think Olympics, Stranger Things, and Game of Thrones.  But exclusive retail distribution arrangements have been less prevalent and more difficult to pull off in the music business.  Consumer demand to own music and listen to it on demand has forced artists and record labels to make music more accessible to the consumer. 

Click on the link below for full article on the story behind West's troubled exclusive album release with streaming service Tidal.

MENDOZA LAW SUMMER NEWSLETTER

Our summer newsletter is out!  You can catch up on what's been happening around our office by clicking on the link below.

TONY MENDOZA BREAKING THE ICE

July 06, 2018

Tony Mendoza was recently featured in the Minnesota Lawyer.  The article focuses on Tony’s unique practice in the areas of business law, communications, and entertainment.

It also highlights his enthusiasm for the local music industry, support for the Minnesota Music Coalition, and his experience as a professional musician.

THE FCC’S RESTORING INTERNET FREEDOM ORDER - PRESENTED AT THE MSBA 2018 ANNUAL COMMUNICATIONS LAW FORUM

June 14, 2018

Get beyond the headlines, slogans, and rhetoric.  What does the Restoring Internet Freedom Order actually say?  A review of the key aspects of the Restoring Internet Freedom Order by Communications Law Section Chair Tony Mendoza.

MENDOZA LAW NOMINATED FOR LEADERSHIP AWARD

March 09, 2018

Mendoza Law has been nominated for the Midway Chamber of Commerce Leadership Award for Small Business of the Year!  This award recognizes a business with outstanding practices in the Midway community.  

Valerie Mendoza has also been nominated for the Volunteer of the Year Award for her efforts as the Chamber’s Events Chair as well as her outreach to Midway businesses as an ambassador for the Chamber of Commerce.

Winners will be announced at the Midway Chamber Gala on Saturday, March 10 at the Intercontinental Hotel.   Hope to see you there!

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