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Heavier, Variable Fines And Privileges: Japan Will Enhance Fines Under Anti Monopoly Act
On March 12, 2019, the Japanese Government submitted to the Parliament a bill to propose major amendments to the Anti Monopoly Act (the "AMA"), the Japanese antitrust law (the "Bill").
United States
12 Apr 2019
FDIC Enters Consent Order With Bank Regarding Prepaid Card Disclosures
On March 7, 2018, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) entered into a consent order with The Bancorp Bank for allegedly making inaccurate disclosures ...
United States
12 Mar 2018
Carbon And Alloy Steel - Update: Antitrust Claims Dismissed On The Pleadings
The case was originally filed by U.S. Steel naming numerous Chinese steel manufacturers and distributors as the Respondents.
United States
30 Nov 2016
European Commission Publishes Draft Regulation Prohibiting Geo-Blocking By Online Traders And Content Publishers
As part of the European Commission's Digital Single Market initiative, the European Commission has published a draft Regulation aimed at preventing traders from discriminating against customers...
European Union
11 Nov 2016
FINRA Proposes Rules To Protect Seniors From Financial Exploitation
In October 2016, FINRA filed with the SEC proposed rules designed to help brokers protect seniors and other vulnerable adults from financial exploitation.
United States
9 Nov 2016
App Developer Prevails In Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Shift To New Business Model
If you make available a service through a free app, and you subsequently decide to migrate users of that app to a paid subscription model, that shouldn't create any problems, right?
United States
11 Jul 2016
LogMeIn Class Action Dismissed: Termination Of Free App Not False Advertising
LogMeIn offered a free app, as well as a second product, Ignition, which allowed users access to the app using a table or smartphone for a one-time fee of $29.99.
United States
6 Jul 2016
ACH Debit Transactions – Whose Agent Are You?
Tucked away in a seeming innocuous paragraph in a complaint, the CFPB has asserted an extraordinary and potentially far-reaching expansion of its authority.
United States
1 Jul 2016
The Devil's In The Details: Court Dismisses "Made In The U.S.A." Fraud Claims Against Heinz Because Plaintiff Failed To Allege Specific Facts And Lacked Standing To Sue For Products She Did Not Purchase
Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint, filed on January 19, 2016, alleged that defendant's "Made in the U.S.A." advertisements violated California's Unfair Competition Law...
United States
24 Jun 2016
FTC Targets "All Natural" And "100% Natural" Claims On Personal Care Products
As we have previously reported, FDA is currently seeking public comments on the use of the term "natural" on food labeling.
United States
22 May 2016
Innovative Social Media Marketing Cannot Overlook Old-Fashioned Compliance
Social media is all about innovation, so it is no surprise that social media marketers are always looking for innovative ways to promote products and services to customers and potential customers.
United States
10 May 2016
Been There, Done That: Kohl's Wins Dismissal Of Copycat False Advertising Class Action
A California federal court recently denied a motion to certify a class of Kohl's customers allegedly misled by false advertising, finding that plaintiff Wendy Chowning's claim was a copycat of an earlier-filed case...
United States
3 May 2016
Bimbo Bakeries Suit On Hold Pending Ninth Circuit Class Certification Appeals
We've recently reported on numerous district court—and even Ninth Circuit—stays in false advertising actions.
United States
28 Apr 2016
CFPB Report On Online Short-Term Lending Finds Borrowers Face Hidden Costs
On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a report, entitled "Online Payday Loan Payments"...
United States
27 Apr 2016
Implausibility Wins The Day: Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of Deception Claims Against "Sugar" Lip Balm
The Ninth Circuit has upheld dismissal of a class action complaint on Twombly/Iqbal plausibility grounds, noting that the standard has its roots in "judicial experience and common sense."
United States
11 Apr 2016
Class Cert Denial Redux: Plaintiff's "Manufactured" Standing Falls Short In Yakult Yogurt Action
A California federal district court recently denied a plaintiff's second attempt to certify a class of Yakult consumers allegedly misled by Yakult's packaging and advertising claims...
United States
8 Apr 2016
Ninth Circuit Revives Chobani Yogurt Action, But Puts Claims On Ice And Leaves Questions Unanswered
There has been much recent discussion of the primary jurisdiction doctrine, as well as stay motions based on the doctrine, related to FDA's review of its evaporated cane juice (ECJ) draft guidance.
United States
7 Apr 2016
Chocolate Giant Need Not Disclose Child Labor In Supply Chain
Judge Richard Seeborg ruled earlier this month that neither the FAL, the UCL, nor the CLRA require a company to disclose on its labels that its products may contain ingredients harvested using child or other forced labor.
United States
30 Mar 2016
Testing 101: Court Dismisses Whole Foods' Yogurt MDL Over Failure To Comply With FDA Testing Requirements
The court granted defendants' motion to dismiss after concluding that plaintiffs' state law claims were expressly preempted because the sole evidence substantiating their claims did not comply with FDA testing methodology.
United States
29 Mar 2016
#ThrowbackThursday: UDAP Final Rules And Board Regulatory Actions
The implementation of the UDAP rule will have a dramatic impact on both credit card issuers and consumers and will be the most substantial overhaul of disclosure rules and restrictions on lender practices in decades.
United States
25 Jan 2016
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