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Jones Day
Apparently to sweeten the bitter pills of the deal for companies, the proposal also aims at removing some burden on businesses.
Troutman Sanders LLP
In a 51-47 vote on April 18, the U.S. Senate voted in favor of invalidating 2013 guidance from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that targeted purported discrimination in the automobile finance market.
Earlier this month, the CFPB issued its semiannual report to the President and Congress. In the Report, Acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney proposes to significantly reform the CFPB's structure and oversight.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Gives consumers right to learn categories of personal information that businesses collect, sell, or disclose about them, and to whom information is sold or disclosed.
Mayer Brown
On March 15, 2018, the State of Washington enacted Senate Bill 6029, titled the "Washington Student Education Loan Bill of Rights," which takes effect June 7, 2018, and amends the state's Consumer Loan Act ...
In 2017, consumers initiated nearly 10,000 lawsuits alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). See WebRecon LLC, Stats for November 2017: Bizarro Stats ...
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission released the agency's Annual Highlights 2017 report, which summarizes its consumer protection and competition work over the last year.
Troutman Sanders LLP
In a recent ruling, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that plaintiffs stated a viable claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by alleging that a collection letter which included the safe harbour...
Mayer Brown
With that legislation, Washington becomes the latest state to license student loan servicers, joining California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, and Illinois.
Reed Smith
The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") recently reached an agreement with New York-based Telomerase Activation Sciences, Inc. and its CEO Noel Patton (collectively, "TA Sciences")...
Troutman Sanders LLP
On March 19, the United States District Court for the Western District of New York granted summary judgment to a debt collector who was sued for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act...
Reed Smith
Last month, the FTC announced a $1,384,500 settlement with Michael Abdelmesseh and KMA Merchant Services, LLC in a lawsuit regarding a deceptive credit card laundering scheme.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In response to "the void left by the Trump Administration's pullback of the [CFPB]...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") issued a Request for Information ("RFI") on the agency's handling of complaints and inquiries from consumers.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
A federal district court in New York dismissed this claim, saying that the label makes clear that the juice was subjected to additional processing for food safety purposes.
Nectar Brand (aka Nectar Sleep and DreamCloud) boasts a great tagline for its mattresses: "The Bed Other Mattresses Dream About."
Back in June 2017, Jonathan Sapan filed a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action against Yelp, the online review giant, in the Northern District of California.
Sunrun, Inc., a Nevada-based solar power company, installs, maintains and repairs residential solar power systems.
Morgan Lewis
In a much-anticipated decision, the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has ruled on the Federal Communication Commission's 2015 ...
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
In early March, the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") issued a notice indicating that it is proposing to address the issue of Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") liability...
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Cooley LLP
With new leadership poised to take the helm at the Federal Trade Commission, now is an opportune time to review consumer protection trends and developments to watch over the coming months...
Foley & Lardner
Following Borders & Borders PLC's (Borders) successful summary judgment motion last summer, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) filed a motion for reconsideration...
Fenwick & West LLP
The D.C. Circuit has handed down its long-anticipated ruling in ACA International v. Federal Communications Commission, and in doing so invalidated key aspects of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's 2015...
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
The D.C. Circuit reviewed a 2015 FCC order that interpreted the TCPA's prohibition against using automated dialing devices to make unsolicited calls to cellular telephones.
Troutman Sanders LLP
The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently affirmed a lower court decision finding that a debt collector's verification and investigation of a consumer's disputes ...
In 2015, the FTC issued an order that addressed certain aspects of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Congress enacted the TCPA in 1991 to address perceived abuses of telephone equipment that allowed entities to autodial consumers' phones.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Electricity supplier Viridian Energy has agreed to pay $5 million to settle allegations by the Massachusetts Attorney General that the company deceptively marketed its electricity service.
Carlton Fields
This decision comes on the heels of another proposed class action that Starbucks defeated in January
Jones Day
In a much-anticipated decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has set aside the FCC's 2015 Declaratory Ruling, which broadly interpreted the TCPA's restrictions...
Proskauer Rose LLP
On March 16, 2018, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals released a long-awaited decision in ACA International, et al. v. FCC, unanimously ruling to narrow a 2015 FCC order that expanded the scope of the TCPA.
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