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FTC Announces Two More Actions Enforcing The Consumer Review Fairness Act
Last month, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") announced two new actions under the Consumer Review Fairness Act ("CRFA")
United States
5 Aug 2019
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FTC And Law Enforcement Partners Join Forces To Wring Out Illegal Robocalls
In addition to the FTC's actions, 25 federal, state and local agencies lodged 87 enforcement actions as part of the initiative.
United States
31 Jul 2019
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U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Assembles Key Stakeholders To Discuss Data Privacy
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (the "Chamber") recently hosted a data privacy summit, "#DataDoneRight", which brought together a group of industry professionals
United States
29 Jul 2019
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Equifax Agrees To Enhanced Security And Privacy Measures And Will Pay States And The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau At Least $575 Million To Resolve Multistate Investigation Of 2017 Data Breach.
The recently announced multistate settlement between credit reporting company Equifax Inc. and the Attorneys General of 48 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia...
United States
29 Jul 2019
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FTC And State Law Enforcement Officials Step Up Efforts Against Illegal Telemarketing
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a joint state-and-federal initiative, "Operation Call It Quits," which targets illegal telemarketing practices that violate the FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR).
United States
5 Jul 2019
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Guest Post − How Much Is Too Much Deference To FDA Warning Letters In Consumer Class Actions?
Consumer class actions involving goods regulated by the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") coexist in parallel with FDA enforcement efforts.
United States
26 Jun 2019
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State Attorneys General And The Data Economy: Lead, Protect, Enforce
With the passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act but no clear federal consumer privacy law on the imminent horizon,
United States
29 Mar 2019
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FTC Continues Enforcement Actions To Stop Deceptive Free-Trial And Negative Option Schemes
The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") recently filed another case in a series of recent enforcement actions targeting allegedly deceptive online "free-trial" offers.
United States
27 Mar 2019
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FTC Stops Fake Job Opportunity And Resume Repair Operation
The FTC recently charged two companies, Worldwide Executive Job Search Solutions, LLC and PrivateEquityHeadhunters.com and their owner Craig Chrest with violating the FTC Act and the FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule...
United States
27 Mar 2019
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California Attorney General Proposes Expanded CCPA Private Right Of Action Following State Assembly Hearing On Possible 2019 Amendments To The Landmark Privacy Law
BREAKING: California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (AG) announced a proposed series of amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) that would:
United States
7 Mar 2019
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Comprehensive Data Privacy Legislation Introduced In Massachusetts – Includes Private Right Of Action Without A Need To Prove Harm
Massachusetts state Senator Cynthia Creem has introduced a consumer data privacy bill, SD 341.
United States
15 Feb 2019
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Navigating The New Data Privacy Landscape: A Guide For OTT Providers
Laws surrounding data privacy are in a state of rapid global transformation.
United States
24 Jan 2019
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Litigation In The Forecast For Weather Channel App
As consumers and government officials continue to prioritize data security and privacy, companies may want to review their data collection practices.
United States
21 Jan 2019
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Federal Court Tosses False Advertising Suit Over Angie's List Rankings
The owner of a tree trimming business spent over $200,000 in advertising on Angie's List from 2005 and 2013.
United States
21 Jan 2019
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Trying To Make A Food Labeling Claim Stick
Our last post talked about carbohydrate-rich Thanksgiving food. Today, we are talking about a putative class action on the labeling of certain diet foods, particularly in regard to "net carbs"
United States
19 Dec 2018
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430,000 Consumers To Receive Refund Checks From Prepaid Debit Card Company Settlement
Over 430,000 consumers, who purchased and deposited money on NetSpend Corporation ("NetSpend")
United States
29 Oct 2018
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Agreements And Algorithms Can Add Up To Antitrust Liability
Last week in a hearing before the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights, AAG Makan Delrahim announced that the DOJ is pursuing criminal charges against competitors...
United States
19 Oct 2018
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California Toughens Law Governing Subscription Auto-Renewals
Since California enacted its APRL in 2010, the plaintiffs' class action bar has been active in suing companies with subscription-based services for their alleged failures to comply with the APRL requirements.
United States
5 Sep 2018
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Litigation Tourists Visit New York And Are Sent Packing
A few weeks ago, we reported on another in a line of Missouri appellate decisions rejecting the ability of Missouri courts to try the claims of non-Missouri residents ...
United States
8 Aug 2018
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Trader Joe's Candies Are Tart, But Not "Natural," False Advertising Suit Claims
Trader Joe's removed the suit in May and was granted an extension until August to respond to the complaint.
United States
7 Aug 2018
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