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Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Protections from unfair contract terms in standard form contracts, once reserved for consumers, extend to small business.
K&L Gates
It may be the case that you have never given much thought to the label on the inside of your shirt, beyond whether or not it provided the right size information or whether or not it was irritating...
Hunt & Hunt
The ACCC has alleged that this waste management company's standard form contract contains unfair terms and conditions.
Stewart McKelvey
Stewart McKelvey is pleased to announce the creation of Discovery: Atlantic Education and the Law, a publication specifically designed for universities and colleges.
Howie, Sacks & Henry
It teaches kids the way some human body parts should be connected.
Howie, Sacks & Henry
Product liability claims in Canada most often involve allegations of negligence, including negligent design, negligent manufacturing, and/or a failure to warn.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
On September 12, 2017, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC)...
Al Tamimi & Company
While the Egyptian higher education system has expanded rapidly in the past few decades, the demand for higher education continues to outgrow the expansions as a result of the demographic surge...
Wynn Williams Lawyers
Terms of trade will differ depending on whether your business supplies products or services.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On July 20, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the creation of a Consumer Financial Protection Unit to protect Pennsylvanians from "financial scams."
Troutman Sanders LLP
On August 25, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia struck four counts of a complaint filed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau because it failed to abide by the Court's discovery order.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Two recent decisions from the Southern District of New York and the District of New Jersey have expressly disagreed about a credit repair company's dispute of a debt on behalf of a consumer in two Fair Debt Collection Practices Act cases.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") has announced that ten online marketers of cooking and golf-related products have agreed to settle claims alleging violations of the FTC Act and the Restore Online Shoppers'...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
In its first ever no-action letter, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") granted relief to an online lending platform from certain supervisory and enforcement actions with respect to...
Reed Smith
Search for Medtronic on this blog and you're going to find preemption cases. Lots of preemption cases. Mostly preemption victories for the defense.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On August 9, the Northern District of Illinois granted summary judgment to a debt collector who included 1099-C language in its collection letter.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On August 17, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a complaint and proposed settlement against Aequitas Capital Management, Inc. and its related entities, alleging that the loan...
Troutman Sanders LLP
On August 2, a Federal Court in Oregon entered summary judgment in favor of a collection agency, ruling that a debt collector must disclose to the consumer that interest accrues...
Thompson Coburn LLP
In 2012, then-President Obama established with the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ("DACA") Program.
Mayer Brown
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") has issued its first No-Action Letter ("No-Action Letter" or "Letter") in response to a request from Upstart Network, Inc. ("Upstart").
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Coutts Solicitors & Conveyancers
This article includes some, but not all, of the examples of clauses in contracts which could include unfair terms.
Coutts Solicitors & Conveyancers
You may have an ACL unfair contract if your standard form contract with a small business includes an unfair term.
Kemp Strang Lawyers
Merchants (other than the taxi industry) are prohibited from charging excessive surcharges for accepting Card payments.
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The "reportable conduct" scheme mandates how Victorian government and non-government schools may ensure child safety.
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Businesses should take particular care to review the terms of their standard form B2B contracts with small business.
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In practice, this ban means that businesses cannot charge in excess of what it costs them to process the payment.
Marque Lawyers
This article includes summaries of recent cases involving the ACCC, cartels and misleading and deceptive conduct.
Marque Lawyers
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