Mondaq USA: Consumer Protection
On Friday, November 20, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced it will consider writing new marketwide federal standards for student loan servicers.
Thompson Coburn LLP
As most in higher education are aware, Congress is currently working to reauthorize the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended...
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Ingersoll-Rand argued that it is not liable for injuries caused by products it did not manufacture or distribute and that "it is undeniable that a metal valve does not contain or give off any asbestos dust or asbestos fibers."
Troutman Sanders LLP
On November 13, 2015, an administrative law judge dismissed the Federal Trade Commission's action against LabMD...
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
In the criminal indictment, the DOJ charges USPlabs with using false certificates of analysis and false labeling to sell products, including Jack3d and OxyElite Pro, that contained potentially harmful synthetic stimulants.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On November 12th, 2015 the CFPB released "Planning for Retirement," an interactive, online tool designed to help consumers decide when to claim social security.
Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.
While each lawsuit arising out of a mass tort presents certain individualized issues, the lawsuits also involve common issues.
Dykema Gossett
Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, a case pending before the Supreme Court, presents several important questions concerning the scope and reach of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
Dykema Gossett
The Consumer Protection Financial Bureau ("CFPB") announced on October 29, 2015, that it took action against two of the largest employment background screening report providers...
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
The U.S. Supreme Court denied the Center for Competitive Politics' (CCP) petition for certiorari to review the Ninth Circuit's decision denying its motion for a preliminary injunction.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
It is not uncommon for a defendant in a product liability case at trial to be faced with an inflated and exaggerated claim for future medical expenses for the injured plaintiff.
McGuireWoods LLP
CFPB announced the settlement of an enforcement action against two of the country's largest employment background screening report providers.
Holland & Knight
This week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), formally announcing that the two agencies would coordinate their law enforcement efforts concerning consumer protection issues
Troutman Sanders LLP
On November 3, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that it has revised its appeals process and issued a new appeals policy.
Troutman Sanders LLP
From September to October, the number of FDCPA lawsuits increased 5%, FCRA cases increased 15.1%, and TCPA cases surged 29.8%, according to the report.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On November 11, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III and the Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs announced that it had settled allegations against credit card payment processor Elavon...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Although not quite meeting the deadline of October 31 established in a legal settlement last year, FDA has released a set of three more "foundational" Final Rules mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act.
Venable LLP
A recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforcement action highlights the need for merchants that provide credit to consumers to review their policies and procedures for compliance with the Risk-Based Pricing Rule under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
Fox Rothschild LLP
Stephen Kalis was featured in The Mercury News article "Four Added to Pottsgrove School District Honor Roll."
Dykema Gossett
Last year, the Eleventh Circuit was the first to hold that a debt collector engages in deceptive, misleading, unfair, or unconscionable conduct in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act...
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The US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), recently confirmed that transgender students are protected from sex-based discrimination under Title IX and found that a public school district violated Title IX...
Troutman Sanders LLP
A new putative class action lawsuit has been filed against the hotel chain owned by Donald Trump in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois...
Butler Snow LLP
The CFPB’s final rules implementing the Dodd- Frank provisions regarding mortgage loan servicing will take effect January 10, 2014. That date is not as far away as it may seem.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On October 28, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed an administrative consent order against Security National Automotive Acceptance Company ("SNAAC")...
McGuireWoods LLP
The accredited investor (AI) definition is an extremely important component of the private placement market.
On November 4, 2015, a group of law enforcement authorities, led by the Federal Trade Commission, announced Operation Collection Protection, a coordinated federal, state and local initiative aimed at illegal debt collection practices.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
For many retailers and manufacturers hoping to boost product sales, consumer rebates can be an effective marketing vehicle.
Reed Smith
After the FCC's omnibus ruling drastically increasing the scope of the TCPA's definition of autodialer, TCPA litigation has become a fight about consent.
Dykema Gossett
On October 22, 2015, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, clarified the types of "communication" that can violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act FDCPA).
Blank Rome LLP
In Mark Leyse v. Bank of America, N.A., (3rd Cir. No. 14-4073), decided on October 14, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit vacated a ruling by the District Court of New Jersey...
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