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Seventh Circuit Limits Scope Of Federal Trade Commission's Enforcement Authority
The Seventh Circuit issued a decision recently that eliminates an enforcement tool long used by the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC")—the ability to obtain equitable monetary relief from defendants
United States
4 Sep 2019
"Monroney Stickers" And Protecting Car Buyers From Fraud In The Age Of Online Motor Vehicle Sales
Few may recall, but manufacturers did not always place a "Monroney sticker" in the windows of new motor vehicles they shipped to dealers.
United States
21 Aug 2019
State Attorneys General Urge FTC To Consider Labor Issues In Antitrust Enforcement
A group of 18 state attorneys general (the "AGs") recently filed comments with the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") in advance of a series of hearings centered on changes to antitrust and consumer protection enforcement in the 21st century.
United States
6 Aug 2019
Copy-Cat Class Actions Meet Copy-Cat Legislation: Illinois' BIPA Spurs New Biometric Privacy Legislation Across The Nation
While most employers are likely familiar with the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, they should know that Illinois is not the only state with a biometric privacy law and many other states are not far behind from joining that group.
United States
17 Jul 2019
Significant TCPA Verdict Returned In Wakefield v. Visalus, Inc.
An Oregon federal jury reached a verdict in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") class action in April that exposes the defendant to a potential judgment in excess of $2.7 billion.
United States
14 Jun 2019
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Dodges Another Bullet: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. Seila Law LLC
Although Congress created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") nearly a decade ago, constitutional challenges to its leadership structure remain ongoing.
United States
14 Jun 2019
Ninth Circuit Rules That Varying State Laws Do Not Defeat Predominance Requirement In Class Action Settlement Context
Satisfying Rule 23(b)(3)'s predominance requirement is undoubtedly a challenge when it comes to a nationwide class.
United States
12 Jun 2019
Fourth Circuit Affirms $61 Million Treble Damages Award In TCPA Class Action Against Marketing Agency's Customer
As a result, companies should be wary of using third parties to conduct telemarketing without appropriate oversight.
United States
10 Jun 2019
2019: Is This The Year Of Consumer Privacy (Or, Elephants, Elephants Everywhere)
In prior posts, we've commented on the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA"), likening it, and its Texas ‘flavored' variant(s), to ‘elephants in the room'.
United States
20 May 2019
D.C. Circuit Questions English's Standing To Challenge CFPB Control
The battle for control of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") raged on this Thursday during oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ...
United States
18 Apr 2018
Supreme Court Unanimously Confirms Scope Of Whistleblower Protection Under Dodd-Frank
The United States Supreme Court ruled 9-0 today that whistleblowing employees seeking to sue for retaliation under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and CPA must bring their concerns to the SEC before suing their employer.
United States
23 Feb 2018
The Future Of Dodd-Frank: Where Is It Going?
Just last week Steve Mnuchin, the Secretary of the Treasury, put forth the first of several Reports proposing financial reforms.
United States
4 Jul 2017
SEC Claws Back Award For Dawdling Whistleblower, As Feds Signal Changes In Award Eligibility
Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission released an Order Determining Whistleblower Award Claim holding that the whistleblower's award should be reduced to 20% of the monetary sanctions...
United States
20 Mar 2017
All Financial Regulation In The U.S. Now Subject To Review Under February 3, 2017 Executive Order Issued By The President
Hours after the inauguration of President Trump, the White House issued a memorandum which imposed a 90-day delay on regulations which had not yet taken effect.
United States
22 Feb 2017
10 Key Ways The Trump Administration May Impact The Way You Do Business In 2017
Today marks just over a month since Donald Trump was elected as the next President of the United States.
United States
19 Dec 2016
SEC Whistleblower Awards Continue, Including To Employees Who Provide Information After An Investigation Has Begun
As we have previously written, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") has not slowed in its efforts to issue substantial awards to whistleblowers under the SEC whistleblower program created pursuant to Dodd- Frank.
United States
16 Mar 2016
Dodd-Frank Bounties Are Alive And Well - Both SEC And CFTC Issue Awards
The U.S. government has recently paid substantial awards when the CFTC awarded $290,000 to a whistleblower for providing valuable information about violations of the Commodity Exchange Act.
United States
31 Dec 2015
Dodd-Frank And Executive Compensation — Where Are We Now?
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank") became federal law on July 21, 2010 to provide safeguards for consumers and increase transparency in the U.S. capital markets.
United States
4 Sep 2015
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