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Troutman Sanders LLP
In Hinderstein v. Advanced Call Ctr. Techs., No. 15-100017, a case alleging violation of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and California's Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Fewer online videos from UC Berkeley will available to the public as a result of a DOJ demand that the videos have closed captioning.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On March 10, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced settlements with two Fredericksburg, Virginia pawnbrokers – Pawnking, LLC and All Star Pawn & Gold, LLC...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Yesterday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau or CFPB) announced in a blog post a proposal to delay the effective date of the final rule on prepaid accounts (Final Rule)....
McDermott Will & Emery
Last week, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission ("TABC") circulated a draft amendment of Texas' name and address labeling regulation for "malt beverages" (beer).
Proskauer Rose LLP
The CRFA began to take effect yesterday, March 14, 2017. One aim of the CRFA is to protect consumers' ability to publicly review services and vendors without being subject to restrictions...
Orrick
Judge Jed S. Rakoff (S.D.N.Y.) recently made headlines after urging lawyers to draft and advocate for a more straightforward insider trading statute to replace judicially-created insider trading law.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Republicans in Congress have moved to repeal recently issued Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regulations governing the prepaid card industry.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Republican Ann Marie Buerkle was named Acting Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on February 9...
Jones Day
On December 20, 2016, the FTC settled with a digital advertising company regarding charges that the company deceived consumers by tracking them online and through mobile applications...
Troutman Sanders LLP
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently sued three law firms in the United States District Court for the Central District of California for collecting advance fees from consumers seeking debt relief.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On February 28, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its monthly snapshot highlighting consumer complaints about credit reporting. A copy of the CFPB's report can be found here.
The Brattle Group, Inc.
Brattle Principal Lisa Cameron, Academic Advisors Professor Greg Allenby and Professor Peter E. Rossi, and Brattle Senior Research Analyst Yikang Li recently co-authored an article for BNA about fundamental economic errors in approaches to damages in recent product mislabeling cases.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On February 13, 2017, H.R. 1018 was introduced in the US House of Representatives which would alter the current governance structure of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
Mayer Brown
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed two bills that would reform the standards for bringing federal class actions and raise the bar for keeping lawsuits in state courts.
BakerHostetler
On February 6, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it had settled charges against VIZIO, Inc., a consumer electronics manufacturer of Internet-connected televisions.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Late last year, Congress passed the Consumer Review Protection Act, a law designed to stop businesses from using contracts to prevent customers from posting honest reviews about the business.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
The December 1, 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are now 15 months old.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, when an employer is considering rejecting an applicant based on a background check (often referred to as a consumer report), it must follow certain "pre-adverse" action procedures.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") reestablished the Consumer Advisory Board, as required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
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Davis & Gilbert
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Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
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Herrick, Feinstein LLP
On December 14, 2016, President Obama signed the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 [H.R. 5111], which forbids businesses from retaliating against consumers...
Fisher Phillips LLP
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Troutman Sanders LLP
Plaintiff Yvette Palmer filed a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case against defendant debt collector, Enhanced Recovery Company ("ERC"), for ERC's alleged concealment of its identity...
Reed Smith
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB" or "Bureau") recently announced an effort to better understand how "alternative data" could be used to expand access to credit. Through a formal notice and request for information just published, the CFPB is trying to learn more about the potential to use of what it calls "non-traditional" or "alternative" data points to develop credit scores.
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