Mondaq USA: Consumer Protection
Troutman Sanders LLP
On August 25, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia struck four counts of a complaint filed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau because it failed to abide by the Court's discovery order.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Two recent decisions from the Southern District of New York and the District of New Jersey have expressly disagreed about a credit repair company's dispute of a debt on behalf of a consumer in two Fair Debt Collection Practices Act cases.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") has announced that ten online marketers of cooking and golf-related products have agreed to settle claims alleging violations of the FTC Act and the Restore Online Shoppers'...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
In its first ever no-action letter, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") granted relief to an online lending platform from certain supervisory and enforcement actions with respect to...
Reed Smith
Search for Medtronic on this blog and you're going to find preemption cases. Lots of preemption cases. Mostly preemption victories for the defense.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On August 9, the Northern District of Illinois granted summary judgment to a debt collector who included 1099-C language in its collection letter.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On August 17, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a complaint and proposed settlement against Aequitas Capital Management, Inc. and its related entities, alleging that the loan...
Troutman Sanders LLP
On August 2, a Federal Court in Oregon entered summary judgment in favor of a collection agency, ruling that a debt collector must disclose to the consumer that interest accrues...
Thompson Coburn LLP
In 2012, then-President Obama established with the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ("DACA") Program.
Mayer Brown
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") has issued its first No-Action Letter ("No-Action Letter" or "Letter") in response to a request from Upstart Network, Inc. ("Upstart").
K&L Gates
Over more than four decades of asbestos litigation, many former manufacturers and suppliers of asbestos-containing products have since filed for bankruptcy and exited the tort system.
K&L Gates
Nearly two years after the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule went into effect (on October 3, 2015) and one year after the CFPB closed a comment period on a NPRM to adjust and clarify the rule, ...
K&L Gates
On Thursday, September 7, 2017, Department of Education Secretary DeVos announced that the Department will launch a notice-and-comment process to incorporate the "insights of all parties" in creating...
Holland & Knight
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos gave a speech on Sept. 7, 2017, at George Mason University that was described by the U.S. Department of Education as "Remarks on Title IX Enforcement."
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Over the past two years, class actions have been filed against nearly every major retailer challenging various sales and pricing practices.
Jackson Lewis P.C.
The Trump Administration believes that Obama-era guidance regarding sexual assault on college campuses created a "failed system" that was a "disservice to everyone involved," Department of Education Secretary...
Miles & Stockbridge
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC") announced on August 29 it has provisionally agreed with Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. to a $5.7 million settlement of allegations...
Reed Smith
A couple of weeks ago, our co-blogger, Mr. McConnell, published a post on the benefits of brevity.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
The Department of Education (DOE) plans to gather public input擁ncluding input from educational institutions熔n new Title IX policy, rejecting the prior administration's issuance of policy by letter.
Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Genetic technologies have been a presence in United States courtrooms for decades. In 1987, Tommie Lee Andrews became the first person in the United States to be convicted of a crime...
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As tire manufacturers enter the age of the Internet of Things, some are making smart tires equipped with sensors that allow the consumer to view information regarding the tire on applications...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court clarified the scope of specific personal jurisdiction in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, San Francisco City.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
On August 22, 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") issued an Order Approving Stipulation and Consent Agreement with City Power Marketing, LLC ("City Power") and its owner, K. Stephen Tsingas.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
On August 8, 2017, the Department of State (DOS) updated its Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) to modify instructions to consular officers considering F-1 student visas.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
In a unanimous vote, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) eliminated third-party testing for compliance with CPSC's phthalates prohibitions for seven plastics.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On August 15, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denied a motion for class certification in Legg v. PTZ Insurance Agency, Ltd., a putative class action under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") has announced that dietary supplement marketer Synergixx, LLC ("Synergixx"), its owner, Charlie Fusco, and a naturopathic physician named Ronald Jahner...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In In Re Subway Footlong Sandwich Mktg. & Sales Practices Litig., No. 16-1652 (7th Cir. Aug. 25, 2017), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit overturned a district court's approval of a class action ...
Reed Smith
As we discussed at the time, the MDL-wide innovator liability appeals in In re Darvocet, Darvon, & Propoxyphene Products Liability Litigation, 756 F.3d 917 (6th Cir. 2014), resulted in rulings under...
Troutman Sanders LLP
On August 16, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson announced the filing of a lawsuit against two pension advance companies alleged to have preyed on veterans and senior citizens...
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