Mondaq USA: Consumer Protection
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
In McKenzie v. A.W. Chesterton Company, et al., 277 Or. App. 728, 2016 App. LEXIS 484 (2016), the Court of Appeals of Oregon reversed summary judgment in favor of defendant Warren Pumps, LLC...
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
The first plaintiff to take her claims to court was Deane Berg, a 56-year-old resident of Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 2013.
Kaye Scholer LLP
As this column has previously recognized, even vacation spots can sometimes result in an MDL proceeding.
Foley & Lardner
When companies make products that are not safe, they automatically increase their liabilities. This is not in anyone's interest.
Troutman Sanders LLP
The FTC barred the Progressive Dealers from misrepresenting the cost of vehicle purchases and leases, or "any other material fact about the price, sale, financing, or leasing of any vehicle."
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
This is the fourth installment in a series examining five bipartisan bills advanced by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on June 22, 2016 and approved by the full House of Representatives on July 11, 2016.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
American Action Forum ("AAF") Director of Regulatory Policy Sam Batkins and Research Analyst Dan Goldbeck detailed the costs to the economy of the Dodd-Frank Act.
Fisher Phillips LLP
The US Department of Education (ED) recently released a significant Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which could impact most institutions of higher education.
Troutman Sanders LLP
The FTC recently approved increases to the maximum civil penalty amounts available for violations of statutes subject to FTC enforcement.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On July 15, 2016, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released its first proposed "Priority Products List" regulations under the California Safer Consumer Products (SCP) Program.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Over the past few months, we have written extensively about the Commission's approach to seeking civil penalties against companies for failure to report violations—and the ongoing debate surrounding that process.
Troutman Sanders LLP
The FTC issued warning letters to 28 companies that allegedly advertised participation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperative Cross-Border Privacy Rules system ("APEC CBPRs"), but had not received the requisite certification.
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
All institutions of higher education (not just law schools or just proprietary schools) should consider filing comments to the US Department of Education proposed regulations on Borrower Defense to Repayment.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On July 13, the FTC filed a proposed settlement agreement in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida between a group of lead generators and the FTC and the Office of the Florida Attorney General.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Court holds placing more than two debt collection calls to a Massachusetts consumer debtor In a seven-day period can violate the Massachusetts debt collection regulations...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
This is the third installment in a series examining five bipartisan bills advanced by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on June 22, 2016.
Carlton Fields
Online payday loans can result in an array of "steep, hidden costs" for borrowers, according to the latest payday loan report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Thompson Coburn LLP
As many postsecondary administrators are aware, institutions have until July 28, 2016, to review their Draft GE Completers Lists and to submit any corrections to the U.S. Department of Education.
Mayer Brown
On June 27, 2016, a New York federal jury found that a bank and its affiliated mortgage company violated the Fair Housing Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and the New York City Human Rights Law.
Jones Day
Chapter 82 provides a means for an "innocent" seller to seek indemnification from the manufacturer of an allegedly defective product.
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McDermott Will & Emery
On June 10, 2016, the DOJ and the FTC jointly submitted a letter recommending that the North Carolina General Assembly limit the definition of the "practice of law" only to activities for which "specialized legal knowledge and training" is demonstrably necessary to protect consumers.
Mayer Brown
For those who thought that the CFPB may be getting bored with US mortgage loan servicing as it turns its attention to arbitration clauses, payday lending and other non-mortgage consumer credit issues, no such luck.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On June 2, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a newly proposed rule that, if enacted, will place new burdens on lenders who offer consumers payday loans...
Troutman Sanders LLP
In one of the largest settlements in history under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA"), Sirius XM Radio Inc. agreed to pay $35 million to resolve putative class actions filed throughout the country...
Troutman Sanders LLP
In a new class action complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, a Nevada man says that Fannie Mae illegally inquired into his consumer credit information.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit recently held that an expert offering opinions on a proposed safer alternative design in a product liability matter does not need to perform any testing of the alternative design to ensure his testimony is sufficiently reliable.
Goodwin Procter LLP
Consistent with the trend observed in 2015, federal agencies continue to bring the majority of actions, compared to actions by state attorneys general and state regulatory agencies.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On June 28, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its Monthly Complaint Report, which aims to provide "a high-level snapshot of trends in consumer complaints"...
WilmerHale
On June 21, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a workshop to examine competition and consumer protection issues in the rooftop solar industry—also known as solar "distributed generation."
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
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