Mondaq USA: Consumer Protection
Holland & Knight
The ABA has concluded that a prosecutor who allows a debt collection company to use the prosecutor's letterhead to demand payment from borrowers violates Model Rules 8.4(c) and 5.5(a).
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
New York AG Eric Schneiderman urged the Commission to revise its proposed rule that would require for-hire vehicle companies to agree in writing.
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court this past week dramatically altered the landscape of product liability litigation in Pennsylvania.
Troutman Sanders LLP
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a U.S. district court judge in Miami has temporarily shut down a fraudulent phantom debt collection operation that allegedly deceived Spanish-speaking consumers across the country.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On November 13, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unveiled a comprehensive slate of consumer protections for prepaid debit cards that could increase the customer base for the financial product.
Foley & Lardner
Every week, courts around the United States issue decisions addressing aspects of civil UDAAP claims.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Incoming CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye and Commissioner Joe Mohorovic pledged to Senator John Thune (R-SD) to submit plans for reducing third party testing burdens.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
The FTC recently closed an investigation into whether Verizon engaged in unfair or deceptive acts or practices by failing to ensure that routers it shipped to customers, in connection with its DSL and FiOS services, had proper encryption security.
WilmerHale
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed a sweeping new rule ..
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
The results are in for the 2014 State AG elections.
WilmerHale
Summary: On November 13, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") issued a proposed rule to extend certain federal consumer protections to the prepaid market.
Troutman Sanders LLP
The CFPB issued the latest edition of its "Supervisory Highlights" report, covering illegalities it discovered in the debt collection markets between March and June 2014.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
As we’ve explored in past posts, mandatory GMO-labeling legislation has, at best, a spotty track record among state legislatures.
Venable LLP
On November 13, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a proposed rule regulating prepaid products.
Troutman Sanders LLP
In Marks v. Crunch San Diego, LLC, Judge Bashant, a district court judge for the Southern District of California, found that the FCC lacks the authority to change the statutory definition of "automated telephone dialing system" ("ATDS") under the TCPA.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Bids to require mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMO) were voted down in Colorado and Oregon on Tuesday.
Foley & Lardner
Every week, courts around the United States issue decisions addressing aspects of civil UDAAP claims.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
CFPB Forum On Access To Checking Accounts Raises Industry Trepidation
Troutman Sanders LLP
On October 30, a California appellate court approved a settlement in two class actions challenging Visa and MasterCard’s allegedly anti-competitive debit and credit policies.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
CPSC announced that Baja Inc. agreed to pay a $4.3 million civil penalty to resolve charges that it knowingly failed to immediately report certain defects.
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Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
The Defendants have agreed to pay one of the largest Telephone Consumer Protection Act settlement amounts in history.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
A recent class action settlement has brought fresh attention to two age-old questions. The first: does Red Bull actually give you wings?
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Institutions regulated by the CFPB and subject to its enforcement authority are dealing with of the agency’s sweeping authority to prohibit unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts or practices.
Troutman Sanders LLP
The Fourth Circuit issued an unpublished opinion holding a debt collector's autodialed calls to a residential landline with VoIP service violated the TCPA.
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").
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.
Fox Rothschild LLP
A Florida Supreme Court decision may help non-English speaking consumers to preclude the enforcement of arbitration clauses in English consumer contracts.
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.
Dentons (US)
The Dodd-Frank Act’s required credit risk retention rules were finalized and adopted by US regulators this week.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
The United States District Court for the Southern District of California recently dismissed a putative class action filed against Crunch San Diego, LLC ("Crunch") under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA"), ruling that Crunch did not use an autodialer to send text messages to the named plaintiff.
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