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Exxon Sues Massachusetts AG To Block Civil Investigative Demand
On June 15, 2016, Exxon sued Massachusetts AG Maura Healey in federal court in Texas, seeking to bar the enforcement of AG Healey's April 19, 2016 civil investigative demand, issued pursuant to M.G.L. c. 93A, the Commonwealth's unfair and deceptive practice statute
United States
20 Jul 2016
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Brainstorm: FTC Continues Enforcement Trend Against Cognitive Function Claims
Continuing its trend of scrutinizing claims touting improved cognitive function, the Federal Trade Commission recently announced a settlement with LearningRx Franchise Corp. the developer and franchisor of a chain...
United States
1 Jun 2016
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First Circuit Affirms FTC Social Media Order: Jerk.com Users Jerked Around By Material Misrepresentations
Jerk.com was started in 2009 by John Fanning, co-founder of the original internet bad boy, Napster.
United States
31 May 2016
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Update: NY AG Continues War On Ticket-Buying Bots
As we wrote in February, NY AG Eric Schneiderman has made New York's ticketing industry a prime target, beginning with a blistering report on ticketing practices in January.
United States
16 May 2016
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"Aloha" Means Cybersecurity, Consumer Multistates, And Swimming With Turtles At Conference Of Western Attorneys General
Those experienced in representing clients in AG matters found they sometimes did have to go "over the head" of the line assistant and some AGs acknowledged that this practice was not necessarily discouraged.
United States
6 Aug 2015
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Medical Billing Provider And Its Former CEO Settle FTC Charges That They Misled Consumers About Collection Of Personal Health Data
In an age when many of us briskly scroll through website terms and conditions and check, "I agree" without thinking, how should businesses design their websites to obtain proper authorization to access users’ sensitive information?
United States
30 Dec 2014
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Some Restrictions Apply: Ninth Circuit Restricts Scope Of Nationwide False Advertising Claims
In a ruling that may restrict the future viability of false advertising class actions, the Ninth Circuit recently overturned a lower court decision certifying nationwide class status to individuals who purchased or leased an Acura vehicle.
United States
3 Feb 2012
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Retailer's Request For Zip Code Violated Law, But Generated No Harm
A decision in Tyler v. Michaels Stores earlier this month from the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the use of a consumer's Zip Code to find her address and send her mailings was held to be a statutory violation, but did not give rise to a claim for damages.
United States
3 Feb 2012
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