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Shearman & Sterling LLP
The EBA published an alert that its name and logo are being used to validate email scams in an attempt to obtain money or personal details.
McGuireWoods LLP
Finding liability for "unfair and deceptive trade practices" has been the linchpin of a series of high profile Federal Trade Commission settlements for years.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
GM’s well-crafted, post-bankruptcy image as a more efficient, product-savvy, financially prudent, customer-focused automaker is suffering severe damage.
McGuireWoods LLP
The 4th U.S. Circuit overturned a district court’s order that allowed a company to proceed under a pseudonym.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The Fourth Circuit reversed one of the key rulings of the Maryland District Court in the Saferproducts.gov public database litigation.
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
Last week, a highly anticipated question in data privacy was finally answered, clarifying the power of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to oversee commercial data security practices and to sue businesses that fail to secure customer information adequately from data breaches.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Earlier this year, we began a series of blog entries to update our readers on legislative efforts on Capitol Hill that affect stakeholders within the product safety arena.
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
Association of Corporate Counsel Webcast: Preview of the 2014 State Attorney General Elections.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The SEC’s conflict mineral rules have been a topic of hot debate among not only manufacturing industry groups, but also retail industry groups.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
This January, Consumer Reports, an independent product testing organization, released a report entitled "Caramel Color: The health risk that may be in your soda"...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
For the first time in nearly a year, a unanimous U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that a company will pay a hefty civil penalty.
McGuireWoods LLP
Food product recalls, whether the result of misbranding, adulteration or another source, are showing no signs of slowing down.
Foley Hoag LLP
Foley Hoag's Product Liability Update is a quarterly update concerning developments in the law of interest to product manufacturers and sellers.
McGuireWoods LLP
The NLRB ruled that certain Northwestern University football players are employees of the university and thus have the right to form a union.
Venable LLP
Last week, the CFPB held a field hearing on payday lending issues. The purpose of the hearing was to release the CFPB's latest report on payday lending and hold a forum to discuss the report's findings as well as payday lending generally.
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
On March 25, 2014, Commissioner O’Reilly recognized the pressing need for clarity and called for the FCC to act "as soon as possible."
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
The federal courts have been confronting many issues involving The Administrative Orders Review Act in TCPA litigation.
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
The Eastern District of California granted a motion to stay proceedings under the primary jurisdiction doctrine in Matlock v. United Healthcare Servs.
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
Attorneys General To Review $45 billion Comcast And Time Warner merger for antitrust violations.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation announced it will hold confirmation hearings for CPSC Chairman and Commissioner nominees.
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Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a voluntary recall notice for the popular wireless, activity-tracking wristband Fitbit Force.
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").
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
The final Volcker Rule was adopted on December 10, 2013.
Venable LLP
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in the appeal of Stout v. FreeScore concerning the scope of the Credit Repair Organizations Act.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The long awaited announcement of a new CPSC Chairman is finally here.
Mayer Brown
On February 18, 2014, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System approved a final rule implementing the enhanced prudential standards contained in section 165 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act for US bank holding companies and foreign banking organizations.
Foley & Lardner
The Seventh Circuit has held that the FDCPA is violated when a debt collector sends a dunning letter seeking to settle a time-barred debt.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Proposition 65 warnings could soon become a much bigger burden for businesses.
Venable LLP
New regulations may open the door to an increased need for independent third-party student loan debt counseling.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
The Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued final supervisory guidance.
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