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Agreements And Algorithms Can Add Up To Antitrust Liability
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...
United States
19 Oct 2018
California Toughens Law Governing Subscription Auto-Renewals
Since California enacted its APRL in 2010, the plaintiffs' class action bar has been active in suing companies with subscription-based services for their alleged failures to comply with the APRL requirements.
United States
5 Sep 2018
Ninth Circuit Affirms Class Certification Denial In Genetic Information Privacy Case
In a decision that may give genetic testing companies reason to breathe a sigh of relief, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed on August 21 the denial of a class certification bid
United States
31 Aug 2018
Commercial Co-Ventures Beware
On July 19, 2018, it was announced that Operation Troop Aid ("OTA") entered into a settlement with multiple states, including California, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington ...
United States
29 Aug 2018
Hat Makers Marketed Made-Up "Made In America" Claims, FTCSays
In January of this year, the FTC announced its complaint against the Bollman Hat Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary, SaveAnAmericanJob, LLC, for allegedly violating its policy on "Made in the USA" claims.
United States
10 Aug 2018
Defendants Reach Settlement With FTC Over Deceptive Get-Rich-Quick Scheme
Operators of a get-rich-quick scheme have agreed to a permanent ban on the marketing or selling of certain types of software as part of a settlement with the FTC over allegations that the defendants deceived consumers ...
United States
1 Aug 2018
FTC Stops Another Deceptive Work-From–Home Business Coaching Scheme
The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") recently charged two Utah individuals and their telemarketing operation with violating the FTC Act and the FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule ...
United States
20 Jun 2018
New Jersey AG Attempts To Fill Perceived Void Left By CFPB Retrenchment
On March 27, 2018, the New Jersey Attorney General, Gurbir S. Grewal, announced the appointment of Paul R. Rodriguez to be the new Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.
United States
9 Apr 2018
FTC Refunds Victims Of Tech Support Scam
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) mailed over $668,000 in the form of 3,791 refund checks to victims of a tech support scam last month.
United States
26 Feb 2018
Cracking Open a Cold One: Plaintiffs' False Advertising Suit Against Brewer Survives Dismissal
Earlier this year, two plaintiffs launched a putative class action against Portland-based Craft Brew Alliance, the fifth largest brewing company in the U.S. and parent company of Kona Brewing Co.
United States
18 Oct 2017
Ninth Circuit Holds Alleged FCRA Violation Satisfies Article III Standing
The Ninth Circuit added another chapter to the storied tale of Article III standing jurisprudence on August 15 when, on remand from the Supreme Court, the appellate court unanimously revived a plaintiff's Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA") suit in Robins v. Spokeo, Inc., __ F.3d __, 2017 WL 3480695 (9th Cir. Aug. 15, 2017).
United States
25 Aug 2017
SoulCycle Settles Gift Card Lawsuit For Up To $9.2 Million
Popular indoor cycling company SoulCycle Inc. recently settled a nationwide putative class action in an agreement valued between $6.9 million and $9.2 million.
United States
19 Jul 2017
CarSure Sued For DPPA Violations
CarSure, LLC, a Texas-based aftermarket automotive warranty seller, faces a lawsuit brought by a group of Wisconsin car owners who claim that the company violated the Driver's Privacy Protection Act ("DPPA") by purchasing the motor vehicle records of Wisconsin car owners from third-party data suppliers.
United States
18 May 2017
Vitamin Shoppe Sued Over Supplement Claims
Last week a class action lawsuit was filed against Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. The plaintiffs asserted that Vitamin Shoppe misled consumers and made scientifically inaccurate claims with regard to its garcinia cambogia weight loss supplement in violation of California's unfair competition law, false advertising law, and the Consumer Legal Remedies Act.
United States
18 May 2017
FTC Settlement Applies "Made In The USA" Standard To "Built In The USA" Claims
Continuing its focus on "Made in the USA" claims, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC" or "Commission"), on February 1, applied its standard for those claims to "Built in the USA" claims by entering into a settlement with water filtration company, iSpring Water Systems, LLC ("iSpring").
United States
21 Feb 2017
Tennessee Court Awards $1.9 Million in Mapco Express Data Breach Class Action Suit
Last month, a Tennessee Federal court ordered Mapco Express, Inc. ("Mapco") to pay approximately $1.9 million to settle class action claims arising from a 2013 data breach of its retail computer systems.
United States
15 Feb 2017
Subway Turns Back Class Action Over Free Sandwich Text Message Promotion
Subway scored a recent victory when a federal court dismissed a putative class action brought by two customers over a free sandwich promotion alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") after allegedly receiving a text message offering a free 6" Oven Roasted Chicken sub.
United States
14 Jan 2017
Seventh Circuit Upholds Indiana Ban On Robocalls
The non-profit organization uses political robocalls as part of its various campaigns to inform voters about candidates and their positions on veterans' issues.
United States
11 Jan 2017
Jamming Out Costs New York Auto Dealerships Millions
New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently announced a $1.6 million settlement with two auto dealerships, SG Hylan Motors and Best Auto Outlet, Inc., who were found to have engaged in jamming schemes between 2010 and 2014.
United States
16 Dec 2016
Looking For A Mind At Work: The FTC Presents A Staff Summary Of Its September 2016 Workshop On Disclosure Effectiveness
Quietly, the Federal Trade Commission staff published a summary of the workshop it convened on September 15, 2016 ("Putting Disclosures to the Test"). The summary goes into detail and generally presents an accurate and objective recounting of the full-day workshop.
United States
10 Dec 2016
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