Mondaq USA: Consumer Protection
Shearman & Sterling LLP
The European Commission has published, on 10 May, its final report on the E-commerce Sector Inquiry (the "Final Report").
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Technological advances sometimes create opportunities for crafty plaintiffs' attorneys.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Last year, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued new regulations under California Proposition 65 concerning the exposure warnings required for consumer products.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Under new Chairman Ajit Pai's leadership, the Federal Communications Commission (the "Commission") is taking its first steps toward reforming its rules interpreting the "TCPA".
Alston & Bird LLP
DTSC has released the rulemaking for its second selected "priority product" which is spray polyurethane foam systems with unreacted methylene diphenyl diicyanates.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Shortly after the decision, a set of intervenors filed a Petition for Rehearing En Banc raising two arguments.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
We are pleased to present the latest edition of our Monthly TCPA Digest, providing insights and news related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Lithium ion batteries have become ubiquitous in consumer products and there is a good chance that you are reading this article on a device powered by one.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
By a razor thin one-vote majority in each chamber, the Arizona Legislature passed SB1314/HB2394 which was signed into law on April 6th by Gov. Doug Ducey.
Reed Smith
May 10 is an important day in the history of the law. On this date, way back in 1893, the Supreme Court ruled that the tomato is a vegetable, not a fruit.
Reed Smith
We've all had cases where plaintiffs try to use their prescribers and treaters as their experts on everything from failure to warn and causation to design defect and company conduct.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On April 13, 2017, in Azoulai v. BMW of N. Am. LLC (Case No. 16-cv-00589), the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed a proposed consumer fraud class action...
Troutman Sanders LLP
On April 27, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a lawsuit in an Illinois federal court against four online installment loan companies operated by a California Native American tribe.
Reed Smith
As our post-Levine preemption cheat sheet demonstrates, Mensing/Bartlett preemption is breathing down the necks of all prescription drug design defect claims.
Farella Braun & Martel
In January of this year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) brought suit against Taiwan-based D-Link Corp. and its U.S. subsidiary, D-Link Systems Inc, in Los Angeles Federal Court...
Troutman Sanders LLP
The United States Supreme Court declined a petition for writ of certiorari by a consumer regarding a collection letter on law firm letterhead with attorney signatures.
WilmerHale
The growing utilization of alternative data in credit decisions and scoring models continues to attract the attention of regulators.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On April 18, the United States Supreme Court heard long-awaited oral arguments in a case that addresses the fundamental issue of the definition of a "debt collector" under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
Troutman Sanders LLP
The disclaimer in the letter was ineffective because it failed to convey that the debt buyer could not legally sue on the debt or report it on the plaintiff's credit, instead implying the debt buyer simply had chosen not to do so.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The Second Circuit's recent opinion in Carlin v. Davidson Fink LLP, No. 15-3105-cv (2d Cir. Mar. 29, 2017), has important ramifications for the debt collection industry.
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Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's ("CFPB" or "Bureau") May 10, 2017 field hearing and issuance of a Request for Information ("RFI") regarding the small business lending market, particularly credit issues facing small businesses owned by women and minorities, have stirred worries about new regulatory burdens on this sector.
Troutman Sanders LLP
The United States Supreme Court declined a petition for writ of certiorari by a consumer regarding a collection letter on law firm letterhead with attorney signatures.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Lithium ion batteries have become ubiquitous in consumer products and there is a good chance that you are reading this article on a device powered by one.
Bowditch & Dewey
On March 3, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is temporarily suspending premium processing of H-1B skilled worker visa applications for up to six months, beginning on April 3, 2017/
Reed Smith
May 10 is an important day in the history of the law. On this date, way back in 1893, the Supreme Court ruled that the tomato is a vegetable, not a fruit.
Mayer Brown
After leaving residential mortgage lenders guessing for many years, the California Department of Business Oversight ("DBO") finally provided the industry with some guidance on the documentation licensees may use to verify compliance with the state's per diem statutes.
Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC.
The old adage "location, location, location" applies as much for medical device preemption as it does for real estate.
BakerHostetler
Although we healthcare lawyers generally view ourselves as a pretty healthy lot, there are times when we are patients too.
Carlton Fields
A flurry of recent consumer protection cases in California federal courts led to mixed results for defendants attempting to dismiss nationwide class claims based on the state's choice of law rules. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California recently addressed the issue in Azar v. Gateway Genomics, LLC, ..
Jones Day
What product liability hazards lie in the road ahead for manufacturers of autonomous, automated, and connected vehicles and their suppliers?
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