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Hunt & Hunt
Increases in potential financial penalties are intended to curb complacent attitude toward non-compliance with the ACL.
Clyde & Co
On 20 September 2018, the Australian Government introduced the Treasury Laws Amendment (Design and Distribution Obligations and Product Intervention Powers) Bill 2018...
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, ...
Van Bael & Bellis
On 25 July 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union handed down its judgment concerning energy labels in a case involving Dyson and BSH (ECJ, 25 July 2018, Case C-632/16, Dyson Ltd and Dyson BV v. BSH Home Appliances NV).
KCG Partners Law Firm
The EU Commission and consumer authorities warned Airbnb (online accommodation marketplace) to align its terms and conditions with EU consumer rules and to be transparent on pricing.
Moroğlu Arseven
Turkey has introduced new rules for tags, tariffs and price lists for retail goods and services. From 3 October 2018 these must also include the effective date for sales and unit prices.
Wrigleys Solicitors
We take a look here at what we can learn from the speech by the Shadow Education Secretary, Angela Rayner, to the Labour Party Conference.
Wrigleys Solicitors
We take a look here at what was new in the key policy announcements made by Damian Hinds in his speech to the Conservative Party Conference.
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" ...
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