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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Moves To Regulate Debt Collection
In a surprise move a day before a scheduled "town hall" on debt collection, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its long-awaited proposed debt collection rule.
United States
23 May 2019
Premises Liability Cases: Know The Evidentiary Issues
Harford, Conn. (April 22, 2019) - Recently, in Melendez v. Spin Cycle Laundromat, LLC, 188 Conn. App. 807 (2019), the Connecticut Appellate Court affirmed a trial court's decision
United States
7 May 2019
FMCSA Finds That California Rest Break Rules Are Pre-Empted
On December 21, 2018, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration made an announcement that California's state meal and rest break rules are pre-empted by the federal hours of service regulations.
United States
1 Apr 2019
Liability For Accidents Involving Autonomous Vehicles
The law related to civil liability for accidents involving autonomous vehicles is new and evolving.
United States
1 Apr 2019
General Liability Coverage For The Explosion Of Class Actions Under The Illinois BIPA Proliferation
The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA, or "the Act") was enacted in 2008 to regulate the collection and storage of biometric information by private entities.
United States
28 Mar 2019
Department Of Education Proposes Significant Changes To Title IX Regulations
The U.S. Department of Education has proposed new regulations that, if adopted, would significantly change the landscape of Title IX sexual misconduct investigations.
United States
5 Mar 2019
Ninth Circuit: Employers Must Use Separate FCRA & ICRAA Disclosure Forms When Conducting Background Checks
Orange County, Ca (February 19) – The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held in Gilberg v. Cal. Check Cashing Stores, LLC that employers are required to use two separate, standalone
United States
27 Feb 2019
Identity Theft: The Crime Of The New Millennium - Tips For Prevention And Recovery
Twenty years ago, as I was working with the FBI and the Secret Service in prosecuting large identity theft rings – often associated with data breaches
United States
23 Jan 2019
Labor & Employment Law Client Alert - November 2018
The 2018 California legislative session was another busy year with numerous employment-related bill signed into law.
United States
19 Nov 2018
Congress Amends FCRA, Eliminates Credit Freeze Fees For Identity Fraud Cases
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.
United States
5 Nov 2018
Policy Interpretation - May Be Changing
In Liberty Surplus Insurance Corp. v. Ledesma & Meyer Construction Co., Inc., 5 Cal.5th 216 (2018), the California Supreme Court held, in answering a question certified to it by the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
United States
28 Sep 2018
Summary Judgment Win In Products Liability Case
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.
United States
18 May 2018
Favorable Verdict In Products Liability Case
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 ...
United States
18 May 2018
Victaulic Company V. American Home Assurance Company
In Victaulic Co. v. American Home Assurance Co., 20 Cal.App.5th 948 (February 26, 2018), the First District Court of Appeal reversed a judgment for bad faith entered in favor of the Victaulic Company...
United States
20 Mar 2018
DC Circuit Strikes Down FCC Order Regarding TCPA
The D.C. Circuit on Friday issued its long-awaited decision reviewing the Federal Communications Commission's 2015 Omnibus Order construing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act...
United States
20 Mar 2018
Louisiana Court Allows Recovery Of Economic Loss In Admiralty Case, Refusing To Apply East River Doctrine
A helicopter ditched in the Gulf of Mexico due to engine failure. The pilot escaped unharmed, but the helicopter did not fare as well – it sank to the bottom.
United States
25 Jul 2017
Watching The TCPA: Second Circuit Rules Consent Given As Part Of Binding Contract May Not Be Revoked Under Telephone Consumer Protection Act
In a much-watched decision involving the hotbed issue of consent under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that...
United States
19 Jul 2017
California Supreme Court Forbids Arbitration Agreement Waiver To Seek Injunctive Relief
The California Supreme Court recently issued an opinion in McGill v. CitiBank, analyzing whether an arbitration provision is valid and enforceable insofar as it purports to waive the right to seek public injunctive relief in any forum.
United States
18 May 2017
Update On Talc Litigation: "Made-For-Litigation" Testimony Of Plaintiffs' Experts Barred, Resulting In Dismissals
Defendants are fighting back by attacking the core of the plaintiff's case, that is, plaintiff's ability to demonstrate to a jury that their use of talcum powder caused cancer.
United States
10 Oct 2016
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