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Clayton Utz
Higher penalties and expanded protections could be on the way, if these CAANZ recommendations of are implemented.
Holding Redlich
The actions are a good warning to any company who makes statements that might be considered 'ambiguous' or mere puffery.
Clayton Utz
This report recommends the introduction of a "Comprehensive Right" right for consumers to access their "consumer data".
Coleman Greig Lawyers
The ACCC focus is on misleading practices, unconscionable conduct, and unfair contract terms affecting small business.
Langlois lawyers, LLP
On May 2, 2017, the Quebec Minister of Justice introduced at first reading Bill 134...
Devry Smith Frank LLP
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has decided to press criminal charges against Kefir Sadiklar, the Vice President of Creation Foods, for the first time ever.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Educating our children is something just about everyone can get behind – as they say, 'children are the future'.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Lit markets may also include dark order types or partly dark order types.
Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC
Suggestion for passing the law and establishing a clear legal framework for the protection and prevention of school bullying.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
The European Commission has published, on 10 May, its final report on the E-commerce Sector Inquiry (the "Final Report").
LexCounsel Law Offices
The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission is frequently allowing much needed relief to the homebuyers in India in cases of delays in delivery and defaults by the builders/developers.
Clyde & Co
Wilkes v DePuy (2016) – QBD departs from previous authorities on "Defect" claims under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 and confirms no requirement of absolute safety in all circumstances...
Troutman Sanders LLP
Lithium ion batteries have become ubiquitous in consumer products and there is a good chance that you are reading this article on a device powered by one.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
By a razor thin one-vote majority in each chamber, the Arizona Legislature passed SB1314/HB2394 which was signed into law on April 6th by Gov. Doug Ducey.
Reed Smith
May 10 is an important day in the history of the law. On this date, way back in 1893, the Supreme Court ruled that the tomato is a vegetable, not a fruit.
Reed Smith
We've all had cases where plaintiffs try to use their prescribers and treaters as their experts on everything from failure to warn and causation to design defect and company conduct.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On April 13, 2017, in Azoulai v. BMW of N. Am. LLC (Case No. 16-cv-00589), the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed a proposed consumer fraud class action...
Troutman Sanders LLP
On April 27, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a lawsuit in an Illinois federal court against four online installment loan companies operated by a California Native American tribe.
Reed Smith
As our post-Levine preemption cheat sheet demonstrates, Mensing/Bartlett preemption is breathing down the necks of all prescription drug design defect claims.
Farella Braun & Martel
In January of this year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) brought suit against Taiwan-based D-Link Corp. and its U.S. subsidiary, D-Link Systems Inc, in Los Angeles Federal Court...
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Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
The end of 2016 brought with it some good news for the defence in respect of pharmaceutical class actions, including a successful defence verdict in the first pharmaceutical product liability common issues trial in Canada.
Troutman Sanders LLP
The United States Supreme Court declined a petition for writ of certiorari by a consumer regarding a collection letter on law firm letterhead with attorney signatures.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's ("CFPB" or "Bureau") May 10, 2017 field hearing and issuance of a Request for Information ("RFI") regarding the small business lending market, particularly credit issues facing small businesses owned by women and minorities, have stirred worries about new regulatory burdens on this sector.
Jones Day
Recent amendments to the ASIC Act and the CC Act extended the unfair contract terms regime, which previously covered only consumer contracts, to small business contracts.
Clayton Utz
Sensible and practical steps should help your business to reduce the risk of disputes from arising in the first place.
Clayton Utz
Online competitions or promotions could inadvertently expose businesses to financial penalties and reputational damage.
Bowditch & Dewey
On March 3, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is temporarily suspending premium processing of H-1B skilled worker visa applications for up to six months, beginning on April 3, 2017/
Stacks Law Firm
There are exceptions in NSW, but a person giving a reference may be protected under common law by 'qualified privilege'.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Lithium ion batteries have become ubiquitous in consumer products and there is a good chance that you are reading this article on a device powered by one.
Coleman Greig Lawyers
The ACCC focus is on misleading practices, unconscionable conduct, and unfair contract terms affecting small business.
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