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Marque Lawyers
Article highlights the major impending changes to the ACL.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
The exposure draft has a proposal to enable private litigants to rely on facts admitted in ACCC enforcement proceedings.
Langlois lawyers, LLP
On November 15, 2017, the Consumer Protection Act (the "CPA") was amended by An Act mainly to modernize rules relating to consumer credit and to regulate debt settlement service contracts ...
Gowling WLG
The New Rules place restrictions on the entering into of direct agreements related to those products.
Clyde & Co
On 6 July 2017 the Court of Justice of the EU delivered a judgment clarifying two issues arising in connection with the provisions relating to air fares in EU Regulation 1008/2008 ...
Nishith Desai Associates
The movement to mandate learning of the dominant official language of states as a compulsory subject has acquired momentum again.
Pinsent Masons LLP
The UK government will speed up the introduction of its planned ban on 'cold calls' relating to pensions, it has announced.
Davis & Gilbert
For all the talk about Dreamers in the national immigration debate, a recent research paper positing the positive effect of erasing the nation's $1.3 trillion student debt burden has given the term new meaning.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
In 1991, Congress enacted the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) to ban certain types unsolicited phone calls, text messages, and faxes.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") just announced what the new maximum civil penalty is for violations of FTC consent orders and rules. It's a whopping $41,484!
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On Friday, February 16, the CPSC announced that it had voted 3-1 (along party lines) to authorize CPSC staff to file an administrative complaint against Britax Child Safety, Inc.
Troutman Sanders LLP
The deal ran into trouble soon thereafter, as the parties had difficulty finding and locating individual class members.
Troutman Sanders LLP
A state court in Arizona returned a $1.85 million verdict against two related rental car companies, resolving a consumer fraud suit raised by the Arizona Attorney General's Office. The A.G.'s Office originally filed suit against Phoenix Car Rental, Saban's Rent-A-Car, and the companies' owner, Dennis N. Saban, in 2014, alleging violation of the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
A consumer just brought a proposed class action against Schwan's Co., the maker of Mrs. Smith's pies, alleging that its "real butter" claim was misleading.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") released FAQs for small businesses on what to do when you have received a Civil Investigative Demand from the FTC.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
FTC Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen just released a summary of the FTC's major accomplishments over the last year.
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
For public companies wondering when long-pending Dodd-Frank rules will hit, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton has promised action.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
He also emphasized that "the FTC is all about protecting and improving consumer welfare."
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Citing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's "troublesome policy shift away from consumer protection," New York State Department of Financial Services ("DFS") ...
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
The FTC's Lesley Fair wrapped up the year on the FTC blog with her own top ten list. Only time will tell whether these will be the areas of focus once a new commission is in place, but here they are ...
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