Mondaq USA: Consumer Protection
Foley & Lardner
Every week, courts around the United States issue decisions addressing aspects of civil UDAAP claims.
Fenwick & West LLP
Angelica Salceda is working to ensure that pregnant and parenting students in California’s Central Valley schools are afforded equal educational opportunities.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The Council for Education and Research on Toxics sued Starbucks Corp. and other coffee sellers alleging they violated California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act.
Venable LLP
When companies deal with consumers in a uniform yet large-scale manner, occasional lapses that generate ill-will are inevitable.
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
• Dickstein Shapiro and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) are partnering for a webcast on Wednesday, November 5 at 3:00 PM EST for a post-election analysis of the new Attorney General landscape.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The CPSC faces hurdles and challenges in responding timely to emerging risks because "the CPSC was established to respond to risks after products have been introduced into the market."
Duane Morris LLP
Pennsylvania federal and state courts are split on whether the economic loss and "gist of the action" doctrines apply in claims brought under Pennsylvania's Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law.
Blank Rome LLP
In light of this decision, entities collecting consumer debt should avoid the use of account numbers and/or QR codes on envelopes or within the viewing area of clear plastic envelope windows.
Foley & Lardner
Albert Nigro just wanted to turn off his deceased mother-in-law’s electricity. He called the electric company, but it required that he provide his mobile telephone number.
Foley Hoag LLP
A car manufactured by defendant caught fire while parked overnight at a garage, damaging the garage, its equipment and other vehicles owned by the garage and its customers.
Foley Hoag LLP
A woman was fatally injured in 2010 when, while walking down the street, she was struck by the nozzle of a hose that had come loose from a passing fire truck.
Foley Hoag LLP
Plaintiff sued the manufacturer of a broadcast spreader in Massachusetts superior court after he severely injured his hand while oiling the spreader’s chain.
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis
Colleges and universities are now required to issue Annual Safety Reports that attempt to comply in "good faith" with Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
Earlier this week, the American Bankers Association ("ABA") filed a Petition for Exemption with the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") requesting that financial institutions be permitted to transmit certain automated text and voice message calls to consumer’s mobile telephones without obtaining prior express written consent to do so.
McGuireWoods LLP
The CFPB continues to target alleged unfair and deceptive practices related to the student loan and financial aid process.
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
The CFPB entered into a Consent Order with Lighthouse Title, Inc. resolving allegations that the company violated Section 8(a) of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.
Holland & Knight
The Boston City Council has entered the ongoing national debates and reform efforts concerning collegiate student-athlete issues, including safety and scholarships.
Thompson Coburn LLP
On March 25 of this year, the U.S. Department of Education released proposed regulations concerning what it terms "gainful employment" or "GE" programs.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
In May, we advised readers conducting recalls that the CPSC’s new monthly "recall progress report" form may catch you by surprise.
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
According to recent reports, a group of state AGs is reviewing two separate offers by rival stores to acquire Family Dollar Stores, Inc., based on antitrust concerns.
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Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
The Defendants have agreed to pay one of the largest Telephone Consumer Protection Act settlement amounts in history.
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").
Jones Day
In December 2013, a U.S. national retail store announced that credit and debit card data for more than 40 million consumers may have been compromised.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Institutions regulated by the CFPB and subject to its enforcement authority are dealing with of the agency’s sweeping authority to prohibit unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts or practices.
McGuireWoods LLP
The CFPB continues to target alleged unfair and deceptive practices related to the student loan and financial aid process.
Foley & Lardner
ndustry now waits as the Eleventh Circuit considers whether to overturn a Florida district court decision rejecting the Federal Communications Commission’s definition of prior express consent under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. On September 18, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit heard argument in the Mais v. Gulf Coast Collection Bureau case
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
Bank of America Corporation and FIA Card Service, N.A. have agreed to pay one of the largest TCPA settlement amounts in recent memory.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
As a result of regulatory changes brought about by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, transactions known as exchanges for related positions and block trades have become the subject of increased scrutiny and attention.
Fox Rothschild LLP
A Florida Supreme Court decision may help non-English speaking consumers to preclude the enforcement of arbitration clauses in English consumer contracts.
McGuireWoods LLP
The CFPB issued a proposed rule last week that would expand its oversight, supervision and enforcement jurisdiction to include nonbank automobile finance companies.
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