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Morrison & Foerster LLP
Nearly ten years after the first three phthalates were banned from children's toys by Congress, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)...
Reed Smith
When the law addresses medical judgment directly, it allows room for reasonable physician choice. It is ironic then, that a product liability suit over design defect may not allow any such room.
Troutman Sanders LLP
A recent report released by the Center for Microeconomic Data at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York found that American household debt continues to increase, including debt resulting from automobile loan balances.
Reed Smith
A lot of us attended the annual ACI Drug & Medical Device Litigation Conference in New York City last week.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
In 2012, the California Legislature adopted Senate Bill 1298 to open California roads to autonomous vehicle technology.
Butler Snow LLP
Phillip S. Sykes, Margaret Z. Smith and Anna Little Morris recently published "Does Spoliation Spoil a Product Liability Claim? Analyzing and Defending Product Liability Claims of the Product-less Claimant"...
Troutman Sanders LLP
Recently, a Manhattan federal jury convicted Richard Moseley Sr., the head of an online network of payday lenders and loan servicers, on charges of wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and violating the ...
Reed Smith
Today Time Magazine announces its Person of the Year. The publisher called us a week or so ago to say we were PROBABLY going to be named Man (Person) (Blog) of the Year...
Troutman Sanders LLP
The Fair Credit Reporting Act regulates more than credit. It includes provisions that govern employers who obtain consumer reports on applicants in connection with the application process.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Originally filed on May 12, 2015, the lawsuit alleged that M3, in its attempts to contact debtors, placed autodialed and prerecorded calls that were instead received by individuals who were not debtors.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Financial institutions face significant risk for outbound calls to customers under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA").
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
U.S. Customs & Border Protection recently issued a Final Determination that the coffee roasting process "substantially transforms" raw coffee for purposes of country-of-origin determinations ...
Reed Smith
When it comes to design defect claims and FDA pre-market approved ("PMA") medical devices, "preemption" is our reflexive reaction.
Troutman Sanders LLP
In Miles v. The Company Store, consumer Timothy Miles brought a claim in state court against retailer The Company Store for alleged violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Troutman Sanders LLP
As anticipated, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has officially removed from publication a rule that would have prohibited arbitration agreements in certain consumer contracts.
Reed Smith
California's proposed Automatic-Renewal Law passed the state Legislature earlier this month, tightening the requirements on companies that sell subscription services with automatically renewing...
Bowditch & Dewey
The New England Journal of Higher Education has published the article, Shortsighted Tax Policy Senate and House Tax Reform Bills Would Increase Burdens on Universities and Students written by Matthew Morris.
Jones Day
On September 19, a California federal court dismissed three of the six claims against a computer networking equipment manufacturer, including an allegation of unfair practices under the FTC Act.
Mayer Brown
Richard Cordray is no longer the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Mayer Brown
The dispute over the CFPB acting director designation has moved into federal court.
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Troutman Sanders LLP
With both houses of the Illinois General Assembly overriding the veto of Governor Bruce Rauner, the Illinois Student Loan Servicing Rights Act will become law.
Bowditch & Dewey
This claim was brought in 2011 against both Princeton and the taxing municipality and alleged that Princeton's distribution of "tens of millions of dollars in profit" in patent royalties to faculty...
Troutman Sanders LLP
On November 16, the Federal Communications Commission adopted new rules to allow telephone carriers to block robocalls as potentially fraudulent when they come from certain types of phone numbers.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
Earlier this month, a putative class action text message lawsuit was filed in a Chicago federal district court against Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. and its affiliate mobile marketer, alleging violations of the TCPA.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
In a service-based economy, many industrial and consumer products are manufactured and sold through trademark licensing arrangements.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On November 8, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it had approved a final order settling claims arising out of a data breach at Georgia-based tax preparation firm TaxSlayer, LLC.
Reed Smith
It is not as if we are delighted to see efforts to resuscitate breast implant litigation, but we won't groan when the rulings are as good as they are in Laux v. Mentor Worldwide, LLC, No. 2:16-cv-01026-ODW(AGR)...
Reed Smith
Last month, gluten intolerance advocacy group Gluten Intolerance Group ("GIG") sued celebrity chef Jamie Oliver for trademark infringement and unfair business practices under the Lanham Act...
Foley Hoag LLP
In Wendell v. GlaxoSmithKline LLC, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a trial court order that excluded expert testimony concerning the cause of a profoundly rare and deadly disease.
Butler Snow LLP
Richard Cordray was confirmed as the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in 2013 under President Barack Obama.
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