Mondaq USA: Consumer Protection
Troutman Sanders LLP
In August 2015, the CFPB issued a CID to the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, seeking information on the organization's accreditation process for for-profit colleges.
Womble Carlyle
The ASTM Furniture Safety Subcommittee is proposing two updates to the Standard Safety Specification for Clothing Storage Units.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Unwitting consumers believing that they are "rescuing" these pets, are doing nothing of the sort.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
In this second collaborative blog post with the Australia-based law firm DibbsBarker, we take a look at the litigation process for product liability claims in Australia and how in some ways it differs from the process in the United States.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On June 9, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson filed a lawsuit against Your Magazine Service, Inc., a Minnesota corporation, and the corporation's owner, Wayne R. Dahl, Jr...
Mayer Brown
Nearly five years after announcing it would "expeditiously" implement provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act concerning data collection on small business lending, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finally seems to be taking action.
Fisher Phillips LLP
On May 24, 2016, Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation requiring Pennsylvania secondary schools to adopt policies and procedures to prevent and correct hazing in schools.
On June 2, 2016, the CFPB announced a proposed rule that would substantially change the rules governing "payday loans, auto title loans, deposit advance products"...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Cadwalader attorneys examined the "long-awaited" proposal by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") of rules governing payday loans and other "high-cost" credit products.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Peter J. Tucci was featured in the Central Jersey article, "Pennington: Pennington School Graduates 105."
The authors examine the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's foray into data security enforcement by assessing how the bureau's data security authority compares with that of other federal regulators.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On June 9, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its semi-annual regulatory agenda for Spring 2016. The agenda identifies the CFPB's priorities through April 2017.
Proskauer Rose LLP
In the wake of thousands of parental complaints about unauthorized in-app purchases made by their children, resulting in millions of dollars in disputed charges, the FTC brought suit against Amazon, Inc. in July 2014.
In brief, these measures impose restrictions on FTC investigations and consent orders, establish a "safe harbor" for compliance with FTC guidance, and require additional reports and documentation from the FTC.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
An official certificate of compliance was presented to Ninebot along with holographic product labels featuring the UL Enhanced Mark at an event held at UL China.
Mayer Brown
Tomorrow the CFPB will issue an interim final rule that will increase the maximum amount of civil penalties that the CFPB and certain other enforcers can obtain for various consumer protection violations.
Mayer Brown
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has teed up another D.C. Circuit battle regarding the scope of its authority.
Strasburger & Price, L.L.P.
In a case of first impression, the Fifth Circuit joins other circuits in holding that, following a timely objection, a trial court is required to conduct a Daubert inquiry and make findings on the record.
Ropes & Gray LLP
On May 24, 2016, FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez delivered testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade in a hearing entitled "Legislative Hearing on 17 FTC Bills."
Troutman Sanders LLP
The plaintiff alleged that Target willfully violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by providing him with a background check disclosure form that did not consist "solely of the disclosure" that a background check would be obtained.
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Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
We've had plenty of time to adapt and now the new rules are clear. Colleges and universities will be ready.
Mayer Brown
On May 13, The First Marblehead Corporation became the latest in a series of student loan servicers to disclose possible forthcoming enforcement action by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In a 6 to 2 opinion authored by Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., the Supreme Court held that the Ninth Circuit's injury-in-fact analysis under Article III was incomplete.
Mayer Brown
The Dodd-Frank Act gives the CFPB authority to issue CIDs in aid of its investigation of possible violations of Federal consumer financial law.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a potentially landmark ruling in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins (No. 13-3339), a case filed under the Fair Credit Reporting Act of 1970 (the "FCRA") but expected to have much wider implications, including for Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") lawsuits.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On May 9, the Federal Trade Commission announced that the debt collection agency Credit Protection Association will pay $72,000 to settle charges that the company violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The practice of veterinary medicine remains a noble profession but it is increasingly out of reach for many aspiring veterinarians.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
On November 8, 2011, the IRS and Treasury Department published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("2011 Advance Notice") that posed a threat to charter school participation in public pension plan systems.
Mayer Brown
We have previously posted about the thorny problem of avoiding excessive punishment when multiple plaintiffs seek punitive damages for the same course of conduct.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
A surge of recent lawsuits brought under a 30 year-old New Jersey consumer protection law has national marketers and their lawyers huddling.
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