Mondaq USA: Consumer Protection
Thompson Coburn LLP
As promised during the webinar, we are posting this blog to break down the election results and look ahead to the 116th Congress.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Accordingly, the dismissal of the action was affirmed.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Citing Seventh Circuit precedent, the Eastern District of Wisconsin recently held the broad scope of the Fair Credit Reporting Act's permissible purpose includes use that disregards an attempted restriction request...
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
October began with a CPSC announcement that a major retailer agreed to pay a $3.85M civil penalty for failing to report that a trash can it sold contained a defect or created an unreasonable risk of serious injury.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
New products typically come with warranties. Those warranties also can include other provisions that affect the consumer's legal rights such as disclaimers of warranties and arbitration clauses.
Duane Morris LLP
If you are a university researcher interested in launching a startup based on an invention developed in your lab, below is a list of some key guidelines to keep in mind as you start your company:
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Cadwalader attorneys described the implications to the structured finance industry of an enforcement action brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau against the National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts.
Arnold & Porter
This summer, for the first time in more than a decade, Congress reauthorized legislation governing the country's Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs (commonly referred to as "the Perkins Act").
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Senator Wyden stated, "My bill creates radical transparency for consumers, gives them new tools to control their information and backs it up with tough rules."
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
The New York Attorney General recently sued a moving services broker, alleging that the company operated illegally and also used fake online reviews to promote the company.
Bowditch & Dewey
In September, the National Science Foundation ("NSF") released its final notice imposing sexual harassment and assault-related reporting requirements on college and universities.
Bowditch & Dewey
In 2016, the Department of Education ("DOE") published a series of regulations, known as the "Borrower Defense Regulations," designed to provide additional protections to student borrowers...
Arnold & Porter
On September 23, 2018, the governor of California signed into law an amended version of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), which was originally enacted in late June 2018.
Foley Hoag LLP
Foley Hoag LLP publishes this quarterly Update primarily concerning developments in product liability and related law from federal and state courts applicable to Massachusetts, but also featuring selected developments for New York and New Jersey.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Under the recent amendments to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) passed by Congress, as of September 21, 2018, consumer credit reporting agencies can no longer charge fees for consumers to place or lift credit freezes on their credit file.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs sued Maddy's Home Furniture, a chain of furniture stores in New York City, alleging that the company lures consumers to its stores with advertising that uses deceptive financing offers.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
The Attorneys General of fourteen states filed a lawsuit against jewelry store chain Harris Jewelry, alleging that the company engaged in false and deceptive acts and illegal lending in connection with the financing...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
In a report to Congress, the CFPB evaluated a 2013 rule requiring remittance transfer providers to make certain disclosures to consumers regarding costs, fees and other information prior to purchase.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") stated that it expects to issue proposed rules in January 2019 aimed at (i) amending the Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans rule and (ii) delaying the rule's compliance date.
Mayer Brown
The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection ("Bureau") announced its latest enforcement action earlier this week, and it demonstrated yet again that, notwithstanding Acting Director Mick Mulvaney's rhetoric...
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We are pleased to present the latest edition of our Monthly TCPA Digest, providing insights and news related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
The autonomous motor vehicle industry is growing exponentially. Various automobile manufacturers, including Audi, Ford, Volkswagen, GM, BMW, Toyota, Tesla, and Nissan, have announced that they plan to sell fully autonomous motor vehicles by 2021.
BakerHostetler
Back in March, the D.C. Circuit trimmed back a 2015 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) order that expanded the scope of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
The FTC traditionally relied on the second proviso of Section 13(b) for access to the federal courts.
Jones Day
On June 15, the Federal Trade Commission's ("FTC") Bureau of Consumer Protection ("BCP") issued a comment in response to the Consumer Product Safety Commission's request for comments on potential hazards associated with internet-connected consumer products.
Reed Smith
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...
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
The Attorneys General of fourteen states filed a lawsuit against jewelry store chain Harris Jewelry, alleging that the company engaged in false and deceptive acts and illegal lending in connection with the financing...
Holland & Knight
The Illinois Attorney General (the AG) has concluded in a binding opinion that Western Illinois University's Board of Trustees (WIU Board) violated the Illinois Open Meetings Act (OMA)...
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
On September 26, 2018, Skadden hosted a webinar titled "US Supreme Court October 2018 Term."
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
On June 28, 2018, California passed the most comprehensive and consumer-friendly privacy law in the United States: the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA").
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