Mondaq USA: Consumer Protection
Dickinson Wright PLLC
The plaintiffs in Brownlow filed an insurance claim after a small fire in the plaintiffs' microwave filled their house with smoke.
Mayer Brown
On April 29, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued its fourth Fair Lending Report, which reviews the activities of the Office of Fair Lending and Equal Opportunity for the 2015 calendar year.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On March 21, 2016, the Eleventh Circuit vacated a district court's decision to grant class certification to California and Texas consumers claiming that Electrolux washing machines have a design defect...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On April 19, 2016, OEHHA updated its Notice of Emergency Action regarding BPA to include the State of California's Office of Administrative Law's ("OAL") April 18, 2016 approval of this Emergency Action.
BakerHostetler
On April 25, 2016, the CFPB entered into consent orders with a debt collection law firm, two of the firm's principal partners, and New Century Financial Services, Inc., a company that purchases and collects consumer debts.
Troutman Sanders LLP
"Does your mobile app collect, create, or share consumer information? Does it diagnose or treat a disease or health condition?"
Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.
The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals recent opinion in Brown v. Electrolux Home Products, 2016 WL 1085517 (11th Cir. Mar. 21, 2016), just elevated the bar for parties seeking class action certification in the Eleventh Circuit.
Troutman Sanders LLP
By way of background, the FCC gained authority to set privacy rules on ISPs after it issued its controversial Open Internet order last year.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") seeks further comment on a proposed report summarizing consumer tests of sample periodic form statements that must be provided by servicers...
Thompson Coburn LLP
As those in higher education are keenly aware, postsecondary institutions must regularly (and increasingly) contend with civil suits filed by current and former students.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
In a decision published on March 25, 2016, the Eleventh Circuit has joined three other Circuits in broadening the duties of a creditor's counsel under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a report, entitled "Online Payday Loan Payments"...
Fox Rothschild LLP
Jeffrey T. Sultanik is featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer article, "New School Rules Give Transgender Students 'Right to Be Who They Are.'"
Troutman Sanders LLP
A government enforcement action against Charter Communications, Inc. for alleged violations of federal and state telecommunications laws has mostly withstood the first legal challenge.
BakerHostetler
The United States District Court for D.C. ruled that due to a lack of authority under existing consumer protection laws, the CFPB cannot require a for-profit college accrediting group to comply with a civil investigative demand...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
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Morrison & Foerster LLP
The letters warn that contact lens prescribers and sellers in violation of the Act and Rule may be subject to legal action, including civil penalties of up to $16,000 per violation.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On April 7, 2016, US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray presented the CFPB's Semi-Annual Report at a hearing before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.
Holland & Knight
The Court's ruling cut even further into the CFPB's investigative authority.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
After filing a Section 15(b) report and conducting a recall with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, it is not uncommon for a company to wonder whether it timely filed its report under the Consumer Product Safety Act.
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Mayer Brown
The structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which is headed by a single director who is removable only for cause, has been the subject of criticism and attack since the agency's inception.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
This is the first installment of a series regarding legal issues affecting college athletics that this blog will run during this year's NCAA basketball tournament.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
Last week, a putative class action complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut alleging that Edible Arrangements, LLC ("EA") sent automated text message advertisements without obtaining the prior express written consent of recipients in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA").
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
After filing a Section 15(b) report and conducting a recall with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, it is not uncommon for a company to wonder whether it timely filed its report under the Consumer Product Safety Act.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On March 22, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated a district court's dismissal of a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA") complaint...
Holland & Knight
In oral argument on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, counsel for PHH Corporation (PHH) argued that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is unconstitutional.
Foley & Lardner
On April 12, 2016, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral argument in PHH Corporation's milestone legal battle with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Judge Richard Seeborg ruled earlier this month that neither the FAL, the UCL, nor the CLRA require a company to disclose on its labels that its products may contain ingredients harvested using child or other forced labor.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Institutions of higher education face growing threats from cyber attackers. Instances of attacks on universities are increasing, with recent large-scale attacks at some of the country's top universities.
Mayer Brown
On March 3, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") promulgated a rule ("the Rule") establishing a process for the public to request additional areas to be recognized as "rural" areas for purposes of federal consumer financial laws.
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