Mondaq USA: Consumer Protection
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Newark Associate Afsha Noran and Managing Partner Colin P. Hackett won summary judgment on behalf of a property owner client in a products liability case.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Despite the existence – and admission into evidence – of the client product manufacturer's self-critical analysis report, including acknowledgment of a design defect of the product at issue ...
Arnold & Porter
On May 11, 2018, the West Virginia Supreme Court held that manufacturers of brand-name pharmaceutical products cannot be held liable for injuries allegedly caused by their generic equivalents.
Jones Day
While the ITC rarely issues general exclusion orders ("GEO"), two recent cases illustrate the importance of seeking such relief in appropriate circumstances.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On May 8, 2018, Judge Claudia Wilken of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California granted class certification in an action asserting claims ...
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
In 2017, the FTC filed a complaint in the Southern District of Florida against World Patent Marketing and its owner, alleging that they operated an invention-promotion scam ...
BakerHostetler
As the unseasonably chilly month of April arrived, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was operating with only two commissioners – Commissioner Terrell McSweeny ...
BakerHostetler
California has a unique ballot initiative process that allows voters to directly pass legislation, and it appears that proponents of an initiative that could impact ...
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
The duty imposed by the court is thus very limited.
Troutman Sanders LLP
In Echlin v. PeaceHealth, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that a debt collection agency meaningfully participated in collection efforts even if it did not have authority to settle...
Troutman Sanders LLP
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs have filed a complaint against luxury used-car dealership 21st Century Auto Group, Inc. and its owner, Dmitry Zeldin, ...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On Monday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued a precedential decision in Nguyen v. Massachusetts Institute of Technology et al. (SJC-12329), which addresses the complicated...
Arnold & Porter
The authors of this article discuss recent amendments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rules establishing disclosure requirements and other consumer protections for prepaid accounts.
Reed Smith
This DDL blogger happens to have a relatively new teenager in the house.
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Given hindsight borne of any accident, it is seductive to argue, and for a jury to want to believe, that a few additional simple words of warning would have prevented a catastrophic consequence.
Reed Smith
Sure, it was enjoyable to read In re DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., Pinnacle Hip Implant Product Liability Litigation, ___ F.3d ___, 2018 WL 1954759 (5th Cir. April 25, 2018) ("Pinnacle Hip"), to see plaintiffs' ...
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Florida AG Pam Bondi has filed a complaint against the Miami-based Icebox Cafe and its owner for allegedly supplying non-locally sourced or sustainable products as touted on restaurants' menus.
Cooley LLP
The Department of Education continues to take steps to implement certain aspects of the current GE Rule that may lead it to publish a second set of GE Rates...
Troutman Sanders LLP
In the fall of 2017, the New York Times documented the existence of laws in nineteen jurisdictions which allow for the revocation of government-issued professional licenses if a holder defaults on a student loan.
BakerHostetler
Back in July 2017, the Federal Trade Commission launched a suit in the United States District Court of Nevada against three individuals who operated a massive network of more than 75 companies ...
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Reed Smith
With plaintiffs desperate to find some way to continue pursuing aggravated, aggregated product liability litigation in their favorite venues after Daimler AG v. Bauman ...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
The extension of the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program for international students with degrees in STEM allows eligible students to apply to extend their post-completion OPT authorization.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On April 13, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin granted summary judgment to defendants in a lawsuit brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ...
Arnold & Porter
Several years before I left the US Senate, my colleagues and I passed the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, which was signed into law by President Barack Obama.
Cooley LLP
With new leadership poised to take the helm at the Federal Trade Commission, now is an opportune time to review consumer protection trends and developments to watch over the coming months...
BakerHostetler
On March 16, a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a long-anticipated decision that vacated in part, and affirmed in part, portions of the Federal Communication Commission's...
BakerHostetler
In 2015, the FTC issued an order that addressed certain aspects of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Congress enacted the TCPA in 1991 to address perceived abuses of telephone equipment that allowed entities to autodial consumers' phones.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On May 2, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey granted a debt collector's motion to dismiss a putative class action brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, holding...
Reed Smith
Recently, I came across an article written by Senator Elizabeth Warren entitled "Don't Make Bad Bill on Bank Deregulation Worse."
Jones Day
In a much-anticipated decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has set aside the FCC's 2015 Declaratory Ruling, which broadly interpreted the TCPA's restrictions...
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