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Jones Day
The REFIT Fitness Check of EU Consumer and Marketing Law, carried out on behalf of the EU Commission, and the evaluation of the Consumer Rights Directive by the EU Commission, both published in May 2017, ...
Thompson Coburn LLP
As many in higher education are aware, yesterday, following a long series of lawsuits, opinions, and orders, the "borrower defense rule" promulgated by the U.S. Department of Education on November 1, 2016, took effect.
Mayer Brown
The California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) is focusing its attention on lenders offering triple-digit APR small-dollar loans.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The FDIC reminded FDIC-supervised institutions subject to the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act ("HMDA") of a recently Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") interpretive and procedural rule.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Back on the subway this morning, I was checking out the ads and remarking* that many include offers where "terms apply." Sometimes there's an asterisk.
Holland & Knight
The Illinois Attorney General (the AG) has concluded in a binding opinion that Western Illinois University's Board of Trustees (WIU Board) violated the Illinois Open Meetings Act (OMA)...
Mayer Brown
The key question in many Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuits is whether the equipment used to call the plaintiff constitutes an autodialer ...
Mintz
On Friday, October 5, 2018, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC") announced that Costco Wholesale, Corp. (Costco) entered into a settlement agreement with the CPSC...
Arnold & Porter
On October 3, 2018, the NJ Supreme Court ended more than 500 product liability lawsuits involving the drug Accutane in a decision that reaffirmed and broadly applied New Jersey's presumption that FDA-approved labels...
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
September ushered in a shift in political power at the CPSC with the confirmation of a new commissioner. In June, the U.S. Senate confirmed President Trump's nomination of Dana Baiocco—a Republican...
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
On September 26, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado ("the Court") refused to dismiss all putative class claims against Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. ("Chipotle").
Dentons
California federal Judge M. James Lorenz partially certified various classes and subclasses of consumers who had sued protein supplement Muscle Milk maker Cytosport, Inc., alleging that its product labels overstate...
Troutman Sanders LLP
On July 4, 2017, W. Va. Code § 46A-5-108 went into effect, requiring West Virginia consumers to send a written "Notice of Right to Cure" ...
Orrick
Employers across the country should dust off their background check policies and forms and be mindful of recent developments related to the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
Arnold & Porter
On September 26, 2018, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), an agency within the US Department of Commerce, published a Request for Comment (RFC) on how the Administration should "advance consumer privacy while protecting prosperity and innovation.
Bowditch & Dewey
It is certainly possible that this case will continue to generate news if it continues to progress. Stay tuned for any notable updates.
Carlton Fields
On September 5, Judge Dlott (Southern District of Ohio) denied plaintiff's motion for class certification in a case involving the "junk fax" ...
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
This past week, several consumer actions made headlines that affect the retail industry.
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
On September 26, 2018, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation convened a hearing on Examining Consumer Privacy Protections with representatives of major technology and communications firms...
Arnold & Porter
Welcome to the latest installment of And Now a Word from the Panel, a column which "rides the circuit" with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ...
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We are pleased to present the latest edition of our Monthly TCPA Digest, providing insights and news related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
The autonomous motor vehicle industry is growing exponentially. Various automobile manufacturers, including Audi, Ford, Volkswagen, GM, BMW, Toyota, Tesla, and Nissan, have announced that they plan to sell fully autonomous motor vehicles by 2021.
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
The FTC traditionally relied on the second proviso of Section 13(b) for access to the federal courts.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Relying on black letter contract law, two federal courts within the 11th Circuit recently held that Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) plaintiffs cannot unilaterally revoke their consents to be contacted where such consents were obtained as a part of a bargained-for contract.
Arnold & Porter
On September 23, 2018, the governor of California signed into law an amended version of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), which was originally enacted in late June 2018.
BakerHostetler
Back in March, the D.C. Circuit trimmed back a 2015 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) order that expanded the scope of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
Bowditch & Dewey
A pending case against Skidmore College, Jane Doe v. Skidmore College, could establish new law regarding a school's interest in developing independent adults and regarding whether the Americans with Disabilities Act's ...
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
This week, the International Chamber of Commerce launched the 10th edition of its Advertising and Marketing Communications Code.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
The issue of whether a predictive dialer constitutes an automatic telephone dialing system ("ATDS") under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") has been a critical litigation...
Davis & Gilbert
It's back to school time, and there's so much noise about a student loan crisis that there's a need to corral all the noisemakers and to gain an understanding of what's actually going on
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