Mondaq USA: Consumer Protection
Venable LLP
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has concluded its third year. The Bureau has taken significant steps to define its role in the consumer financial services industry.
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
CWAG held its annual meeting this week in Park City, Utah, which was attended by several members of Dickstein Shapiro’s State Attorneys General practice.
Thompson Coburn LLP
The U.S. Senate's Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing entitled Promoting the Well-Being and Academic Success of College Athletes.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Earlier this year, a Louisiana federal jury ordered a drug manufacturer to pay $6 billion in punitive damages and $1.5 million in actual damages.
Foley Hoag LLP
Foley Hoag's Product Liability Update is a quarterly update concerning developments in product liability and related law of interest to product manufacturers and sellers.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Earlier this evening, the U.S. Senate confirmed Elliot Kaye as the new CPSC Chairman and Joe Mohorovic as a new Commissioner of the agency.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Federal Reserve Board and others issued guidance regarding home equity lines of credit ("HELOCs") which were nearing their "end-of-draw" periods.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On July 21, 2014, the CFPB announced that it has further expanded its Consumer Complaint Database to include additional types of financial products.
Sidley & Austin
There are many reasons to move to dismiss a consumer class action. Costs and exposure tend to increase as the case proceeds through discovery and certification.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced that the Senate will consider and vote on the nominations of Elliot Kaye and Joe Mohorovic on July 28th.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On 11 July 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued guidance for mortgage brokers transitioning to a "mini-correspondent" lender model.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The CFPB announced a new policy proposal that would expand the Consumer Complaint Database to allow consumers to share their views and individual stories.
Venable LLP
Upon opening its doors three years ago, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau began accepting complaints from consumers about consumer financial products.
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Recently, there have been a number of bills issued and proposals made as the U.S. Congress begins the process of reauthorizing of the Higher Education Act.
Foley Hoag LLP
A divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld the constitutionality of the undergraduate admissions program at the University of Texas.
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
The State AG Monitor provides insight on the vital role AGs play as well as the impact they have on the business community.
Venable LLP
Three years after it opened for business, on July 21, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced it was accepting complaints from consumers with problems with (1) prepaid cards; (2) debt settlement services; (3) credit repair services; and (4) pawn and title loans.
Foley & Lardner
Will the CFPB start disclosing consumers' gripes and rants?
Foley & Lardner
In November, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced its first enforcement action against a payday lender.
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
New York AG Eric Schneiderman and Uber have announced an agreement to cap prices for all services within the state during abnormal disruptions of the market.
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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").
Venable LLP
The FTC and now the CFPB have reportedly received more consumer complaints about debt collectors than about any other single industry.
BuckleySandler LLP
To paraphrase a poem by the great Dr. Seuss, Oh, the places they've been. Oh, the places they'll go!
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.
Venable LLP
On May 23, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its semi-annual update to its rulemaking agenda.
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.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The OCC issued interim procedures for examiners to assess banks’ progress in developing a framework to comply with the requirements of the "Volcker Rule."
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The Consumer Product Safety Commission settled an unprecedented proceeding against Craig Zucker, the former CEO of Maxfield and Oberton Holdings, LLC .
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The CFPB announced a $225 million settlement of two major credit card enforcement matters with Synchrony Bank, formerly known as GE Capital Retail Bank.
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Twitter has been sued in a TCPA putative class action of its own, not long after filing a spirited amicus brief criticizing "opportunistic plaintiffs' lawyers".
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