Mondaq USA: Consumer Protection
BakerHostetler
There are worse beats to serve on if you're a private eye.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
On January 8, 2018, eHarmony, Inc. ("eHarmony"), one of the largest online dating services in the United States, agreed to settle an automatic renewal lawsuit brought by the District Attorneys ...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
While the Payday Rule became effective on January 16, 2018, compliance with most provisions of the rule is not required until August 19, 2019
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will solicit public input on how best to fulfill its proper and appropriate functions in order to protect consumers.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
What constitutes actionable consumer injuries post-breach or data misuse is a hotly contested topic. As we reported in our Advertising blog late last year the FTC hosted a workshop on December 12th ...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Synopsis: A federal judge on Wednesday denied a request to remove Mick Mulvaney as the CFPB's acting director, finding that the President has authority to appoint the acting director...
Reed Smith
Today's post is another guest post from Kevin Hara, of Reed Smith, who is on his way to becoming a semi-regular blog contributor.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
In this third and last installment of our three-part series examining the type of deposition questioning that can derail your opponent's expert ...
Bowditch
A female former student at Iowa State University alleges that in January 2015, she was sexually assaulted at a fraternity by a male University student. The student brought a Title IX claim against the University...
Miles & Stockbridge
President Trump wasted no time in re-nominating CPSC Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle for permanent Chairman and for a second term as Commissioner of the agency.
Reed Smith
Last week, we took a short Western Caribbean cruise to celebrate a jarringly-advanced birthday.
Davis & Gilbert
A Hong Kong-based electronic toy manufacturer and its U.S. subsidiary agreed to pay the FTC $650,000 to settle allegations that they violated the COPPA by collecting personal information from children...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Much of the recent discussion regarding Prop 65 has been focused on the regulatory changes going into effect in August of 2018.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (the "FTC" or "Commission") released legal multi-level marketing ("MLM") guidance for direct sellers, providing important practice insights for those that follow the space.
Reed Smith
In Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court, 137 S. Ct. 1773 (2017) ("BMS") [ed. note – our post here], the United States Supreme Court concluded that specific jurisdiction must be premised on a defendant's...
Duane Morris LLP
As you enter the new year of 2018, you probably are planning to eat at restaurants, stay in hotels, visit doctors and other professionals, and shop online and in stores.
McLane Middleton, Professional Association
The federal Truth in Lending Act and its sci-fi-sounding Regulation Z require that borrowers of consumer credit receive written information about the terms of a loan prior to being legally bound to repay it.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
With Congress back in session, on January 8th President Trump was swift to re-nominate Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle to be the permanent Chairman of the CPSC ...
Troutman Sanders LLP
On December 14, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau officially withdrew a proposal to conduct a web-based consumer survey on the various debt collection disclosures required by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
Miles & Stockbridge
As previously reported here, Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle has been awaiting U.S. Senate confirmation as permanent Chairman of the CPSC, and Jones Day litigator Dana Baiocco...
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Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
In my September 2016 blog post, The Impact of the Smart Home Revolution on Product Liability and Fire Cause Determinations, I forecast that "dumb products made smart by connecting...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
A somewhat bizarre event – even by this year's standard of unusual current events – hit the news stream earlier this week, as two "Acting Directors"...
Reed Smith
And make no mistake about it, there's plenty to celebrate this year.
Reed Smith
So how did the California Supreme Court justify its departure from this general rule? Let's take innovator liability first.
Reed Smith
Friday December 8 was a day with two items that are particularly noteworthy because of their potentially momentous implications.
BakerHostetler
Bartosz Grabowski's world was rocked. In early December 2016, Grabowski entered a Dunkin' Donuts in Chicago, Illinois and purchased a glazed blueberry donut.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
A nationwide class action lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District Court of California, alleging violations of TCPA against Twitter, Inc., was recently voluntarily dismissed.
Mayer Brown
The federal district court in Washington heard oral argument this morning in the case of English v. Trump, the challenge brought by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Deputy Director Leandra...
Troutman Sanders LLP
An obscure bureaucratic step may be a harbinger that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), under new leadership, is rethinking a major planned rulemaking aimed at the debt collection industry.
Reed Smith
All these lumps of coal in our defense-oriented stockings is enough to give us all a case of seasonal depression.
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