Mondaq USA: Consumer Protection
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...
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
This is the third in a series of blogs examining the rapid development of the Internet of Things (IoT) and its consequential impact on product liability risk.
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
On June 25, Senator Schumer of New York introduced a bill poetically titled the Act to Quell Unnecessary, Intentional, and Encroaching Telephone Calls Act of 2015.
Troutman Sanders LLP
This settlement serves as another reminder of the risks that employers face in conducting background checks on prospective employees.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
As our readers know, we write about legal developments that affect companies involved in manufacturing, importing, distributing, and/or selling "consumer products."
Fox Rothschild LLP
As a matter of background, the Florida legislature amended FDUTPA in 2001 by changing the definition of who could bring a FDUTPA action from a "consumer" to a "person."
Troutman Sanders LLP
Although most states have consumer protection laws that provide for private rights of action, certain states also hold that such remedies cannot be invoked and pursued on behalf of a class.
Dykema Gossett
Mr. Cordray's testimony went on to acknowledge the "data-driven" nature of the CFPB, and provided more statistics for the CFPB's most recent reporting period.
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.
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin issued an executive order providing the State AG's office with the power to oversee state regulatory boards.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
When hackers breach a business's systems, class actions are sure to follow. Often, however, these suits have faltered right out of the starting gate.
Fox Rothschild LLP
We recently wrote about the revisions the FCC is making to its "Do Not Call" Rules. Helpfully, a recent opinion from the US District Court for the Southern District of New York has come along to remind us that violating the Do Not Call rules can carry serious penalties.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Yesterday the CPSC and major furniture company IKEA jointly announced a "repair program" to address the serious and complex hazard of furniture tip over posed by 27 million chests and dressers sold by the company.
Venable LLP
The FTC is seeking research, recommendations for discussion topics, and requests for panelists in advance of the workshop.
WilmerHale
On July 21, 2015, the U.S. Department of Defense ("DOD") announced the final rule amending the Military Lending Act's ("MLA") implementing regulations.
McGuireWoods LLP
In testimony before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs on July 15, CFPB Director Richard Cordray affirmed the Bureau's intention to proceed with rulemaking governing arbitration...
Reed Smith
A panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (Wood, C.J., Kanne, J. and Tinder, J.) has reversed the dismissal of a data security breach class action lawsuit against luxury department store Neiman Marcus.
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
According to sources, the Federal Trade Commission is looking into whether Apple Inc., is violating antitrust laws with its streaming music service, Apple Music.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On July 14, 2015, a federal judge in Atlanta denied a law firm's Motion to Dismiss a claim against it filed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") for violations of the ("FDCPA")...
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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").
Venable LLP
On July 10, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") released its much-anticipated Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") declaratory ruling, expanding on the positions announced at its June 18 Open Meeting on important TCPA issues.
Troutman Sanders LLP
This settlement serves as another reminder of the risks that employers face in conducting background checks on prospective employees.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
In its Open Meeting last Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission (the "FCC" or "Commission") adopted what has been called a "package of declaratory rulings."
Davis & Gilbert
The Federal Communications Commission recently announced that it will be issuing a package of rulings on 21 long-standing petitions concerning the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
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.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On June 16, 2015, the New York State Department of Financial Services ("DFS") released additional guidance related to its recently enacted debt collection regulations.
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".
Strasburger & Price, L.L.P.
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