Mondaq USA: Consumer Protection
Jones Day
A principal tenet of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010
Thompson Coburn LLP
The plaintiff in Quesada brought a putative class action against Herb Thyme for mislabeling non-organic products as organic.
Thompson Coburn LLP
As some REGucation readers may recall, last summer we authored a two-part series on emerging federal policy regarding the application of federal anti-discrimination laws to the transgender community.
In this article we highlight the role played by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in regulating small business lending.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
As we have previously reported, FDA is currently seeking public comments on the use of the term "natural" on food labeling.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On May 9, the Federal Trade Commission announced that the debt collection agency Credit Protection Association will pay $72,000 to settle charges that the company violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Fox Rothschild LLP
David B. Potter was featured in The New York Times article "Minnesota Law School, Facing Waning Interest, Cuts Admissions."
Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC
We've written before about aggressive, hyper technical lawsuits alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), a 1970 law designed to ensure "fair and accurate credit reporting."
Holland & Knight
Two divisions of the federal government have weighed in on the recent legal controversies surrounding accommodations for transgender students.
Troutman Sanders LLP
The FCRA's provisions are directed principally at "consumer reports" and "consumer reporting agencies" (CRAs).
Troutman Sanders LLP
According to the FTC's complaint filed in October 2014, Health Formulas, LLC and its related entities and principals used telemarketing, the Internet, and print, radio, and television advertisements...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
It is no secret that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is ramping up its efforts to enforce various aspects of the Consumer Product Safety Act...
Thompson Coburn LLP
This post is the third in our three-part series on recent legal authority addressing the educational malpractice doctrine.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
On May 5, 2016, the CFPB issued a proposed rule to prohibit providers of certain consumer financial products and services from using arbitration clauses to block consumers from filing or participating in class action lawsuits.
Reed Smith
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has reportedly opened as many as 350 recent nationwide complaint investigations into whether educational agencies' websites are accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Troutman Sanders LLP
The proposed order specifically bans the billing companies from adding charges for "enhanced services" such as e-mail or voicemail onto consumers' bills.
Foley Hoag LLP
As we wrote in February, NY AG Eric Schneiderman has made New York's ticketing industry a prime target, beginning with a blistering report on ticketing practices in January.
Day Pitney LLP
Today, the U.S. Department of Education issued a "Dear Colleague" letter containing "significant guidance" summarizing and explaining the views of the Department of Education and Department of Justice on the applicability of Title IX to transgender students.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Jeffrey T. Sultanik was featured in the Pocono Record article, "Stroudsburg School Board Fails to Pass Proposed Final Budget."
Reed Smith
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has published its long anticipated 377-page proposed rule to bar banks and regulated financial institutions from including class action waivers in mandatory arbitration provisions in consumer contracts.
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Social media is all about innovation, so it is no surprise that social media marketers are always looking for innovative ways to promote products and services to customers and potential customers.
Day Pitney LLP
On April 14, Florida became the latest state to protect consumers from "surprise" medical bills when Gov. Rick Scott signed into law HB 221, preventing balance billing by out-of-network healthcare providers...
Proskauer Rose LLP
The FTC has made clear that it does not take unsubstantiated weight loss supplement claims lightly.
Jones Day
Arbitration as a means of dispute resolution is intended to help consumers and businesses save time and money and achieve fair results when compared to traditional litigation.
Troutman Sanders LLP
"Does your mobile app collect, create, or share consumer information? Does it diagnose or treat a disease or health condition?"
On April 25, 2016, the CFPB entered into consent orders with a debt collection law firm, two of the firm's principal partners, and New Century Financial Services, Inc., a company that purchases and collects consumer debts.
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A federal district court in Washington ruled that Amazon unlawfully billed parents for in-app purchases incurred by their children without express informed consent.
Troutman Sanders LLP
By way of background, the FCC gained authority to set privacy rules on ISPs after it issued its controversial Open Internet order last year.
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) supervises banks, credit unions, and other financial companies, and enforces federal consumer financial laws.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On May 4, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it had reached a settlement with Very Incognito Technologies, Inc., d/b/a Vipvape, a hand-held vaporizer manufacturer.
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