Mondaq USA: Consumer Protection
Troutman Sanders LLP
The Salvatore decision is not an isolated holding. Momentum for Spokeo¬-based stays has been growing throughout the federal court system in cases under several different consumer protection statutes.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On August 24, 2015, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the authority of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to bring cases against companies that experience a data breach.
Strasburger & Price, L.L.P.
Here in Texas, the "back-to-school" mentality is a triumph of imagination over experience.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On August 6, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a federal district court decision invalidating South Carolina's statute banning automated calls for commercial or political purposes.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Yes. You read that correctly. Two US companies are selling personal flamethrowers to the public.
Thompson Coburn LLP
In our previous post, we discussed emerging federal policy regarding the application of federal anti-discrimination laws to the transgender community.
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced this week that Commissioner Joshua D. Wright, a Republican member of the FTC, will resign his position on Monday, August 24, 2015.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
A recent decision from the Southern District of California demonstrates the uphill battle consumer lawsuits face when challenging "handmade" or "handcrafted" labels on alcoholic beverages.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On August 11, the Federal Communications Commission handed down a $2.96 million fine against Travel Club Marketing Inc., related entities, and owner Olen Miller, the largest fine in FCC history related to autodialed calls.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
The cause of the plaintiff's damages is typically the first and most critical question posed to a jury in a product liability trial.
Duane Morris LLP
Institutions of higher education interested in benefiting from this new law may want to undertake a prudent and thorough analysis of whether they can meet the requirements of the new law and how they will document compliance with it.
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
Larger cosmetics companies are lining up in support of the Personal Care Products Safety Act ("the Act"), a draft bill that would create a mandatory compliance and reporting framework under the FDA.
Duane Morris LLP
In Schwartz, the decedent-plaintiff was employed as an airplane propeller mechanic and crew chief from 1957 to 1967 at two Air Force bases in Pennsylvania. Defendant Pratt & Whitney manufactured airplane engines.
WilmerHale
On July 29, 2015, University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing was indicted on murder and manslaughter charges for the shooting death of Samuel DuBose.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
The inadvertent disclosure of privileged material may haunt a company for years, particularly in today's era of pattern litigation and increased collaboration within the plaintiffs' bar.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
If you were not looking for it, then you could have easily missed that the announcement did not contain the word "recall."
Reed Smith
Perturbed by two allegedly unwanted faxes, Arnold Chapman brought a putative class action under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA"). For himself, he sought the most the statute could provide – $3,000, an injunction, and costs.
Troutman Sanders LLP
The Eleventh Circuit's decision adds to the split of authority as to whether American Pipe tolling can be invoked for subsequent putative class actions when the initial class action was dismissed...
Dykema Gossett
The Seventh Circuit overruled its longstanding prior precedent in an opinion issued on August 6, 2015, in Chapman v. First Index, Inc.
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
A Texas grand jury has indicted Texas AG Ken Paxton for securities fraud, alleging that Paxton misled investors prior to assuming his position as AG.
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Troutman Sanders LLP
This settlement serves as another reminder of the risks that employers face in conducting background checks on prospective employees.
Venable LLP
On July 21, 2015, the CFPB formally delayed the effective date of its Integrated Mortgage Disclosures Under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (Regulation X) and the Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z) and TILA-RESPA Amendments.
Foley Hoag LLP
In Reckis v. Johnson & Johnson, 471 Mass. 272 (2015), a seven-year-old developed the severe dermatologic disease toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) after her parents gave her multiple doses of over-the-counter ibuprofen...
Strasburger & Price, L.L.P.
No longer are social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter the domain of only the young.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
On July 10, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (the "FCC" or "Commission") released its long-awaited Declaratory Ruling and Order, which was prompted by nearly two dozen petitions and letters requesting clarifications under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (the "TCPA").
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The CFPB has continued to team with other state and federal government actors in bringing UDAAP enforcement actions.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
On July 31, Facebook, Inc. ("Facebook") submitted reply papers to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, arguing that a putative Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") class action lawsuit must be dismissed.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On July 10 – the same day of the FCC Order – ACA International, an association of credit and collection professionals, filed suit in the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals...
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
As the FTC targets more FinTech under the banner of protecting consumers from deceptive trade practices, the Commission finally turned its attention to the growing movement of "crowdfunding".
Troutman Sanders LLP
The CFPB alleges that between 2009 and 2013, Hanna filed about 350,000 debt collection lawsuits in Georgia that violated the FDCPA and CFPA.
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