Mondaq USA: Consumer Protection
WilmerHale
One of the many innovations in the Dodd-Frank Act was the inclusion of a prohibition on ‘‘abusive’’ conduct.
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
California AG Kamala Harris announced that she will run for the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by Senator Barbara Boxer, who will not seek reelection when her fourth term expires in 2016.
Foley Hoag LLP
Foley Hoag's Product Liability Update is a quarterly update concerning developments in product liability and related law of interest to product manufacturers and sellers.
Morgan Lewis
The "Yelp" Bill impacts any entity or person doing business with consumers in California.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
As this space has discussed, Proposition 65 has been the subject of attempts by the California Legislature to reform the enforcement of the law.
WilmerHale
Paychecks for ineffective teachers have created a mini-industry dedicated to eliminating teacher tenure.
McGuireWoods LLP
Touting the recently enacted CFPB mortgage rules as evidence of progress in protecting consumers from abusive mortgage practices, Cordray noted several signs of the improving mortgage market.
Venable LLP
Two recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) enforcement actions – CFPB v. Freedom Stores, Inc., and In re DriveTime – suggest that the CFPB is turning its attention to original lender or "first-party" collection practices to collect debt, including those used by retail merchants and other lenders.
Venable LLP
Two recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) enforcement actions suggest that the CFPB is turning its attention to original lender or "first-party" collection practices to collect debt.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The case illustrates an important threshold to the reasonable consumer standard for consumer deception, and Gerber can rest more easily knowing that the case has been pacified. But there's a wrinkle in the baby fat.
Fox Rothschild LLP
In Sandra Zarichny v. Complete Payment Recovery Services, Inc. et al. (Case 2:14-cv-03197-SD), Judge Stewart Dalzell agreed with defendants and dismissed the bulk of plaintiff’s allegations ..
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Do local governments, such as town councils and county legislatures, have a role in regulating consumer products that is typically reserved for the federal and state governments?
McGuireWoods LLP
Alexis joined the CFPB in 2012 from Mayer Brown.
Foley & Lardner
While manufacturers inevitably face products-liability claims, certain business practices could enable your company to limit or even prevent exposure.
Strasburger & Price, L.L.P.
Plaintiff had an Equable Ascent Financial, LLC tradeline on his Experian consumer disclosure in June 2010. Equable sued Plaintiff in state small claims court for an alleged debt.
Holland & Knight
On Jan. 12, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with Quinnipiac University to resolve allegations that the university violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by imposing mandatory medical leave on a student diagnosed with depression.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Parents in the Poconos have organized a phone bank and are calling on community members to rally behind their school district's superintendent.
Foley & Lardner
Every week, courts around the United States issue decisions addressing aspects of civil UDAAP claims.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The agreement resembles similar arrangements with other online marketplaces like eBay and Amazon, which date back to initiatives started in 2000 under former CPSC Chairman Ann Brown.
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
In the old days (by which I mean five years ago), plaintiffs rarely sued medical device sales representatives and distributors in products liability lawsuits.
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Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
AT&T Mobility filed a proposed settlement agreement in a Montana federal court which will likely end a class-action lawsuit brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
On December 19, 2014, a class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, alleging that CVS Pharmacy, Inc. ("CVS") has been sending consumers unsolicited text messages in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA").
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
The Defendants have agreed to pay one of the largest Telephone Consumer Protection Act settlement amounts in history.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On Wednesday, December 3, 2014, New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, announced new regulations aimed at "protect[ing] consumers against abusive and deceptive debt collection practices."
WilmerHale
This holiday season brings an extra reason to celebrate for Massachusetts wine enthusiasts. When long-overdue changes to Mass. Gen. Laws. ch. 138, § 19F take effect at 12:01 a.m. on January 1, 2015, Massachusetts residents will finally be able to purchase wine directly from most out-of-state wineries and have it shipped to their door.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Institutions regulated by the CFPB and subject to its enforcement authority are dealing with of the agency’s sweeping authority to prohibit unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts or practices.
Venable LLP
You’re sitting in the offices of your on-line business, going through your in-box. Your mail includes a letter from the U.S. Postal Service.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The Pennsylvania General Assembly amended the Child Protective Services Law (the CPSL) several times over the past year.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Plaintiffs frequently sue businesses in class actions for violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, 47 U.S.C. § 227 (the "TCPA").
Troutman Sanders LLP
In response to these pronouncements, in April 2014, BMO Harris Bank became the first lender to move away from a dealer reserve rate to a flat rate auto financing pricing model.
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