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Financial Services 2017 Year-End Report
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 ...
United States
19 Apr 2018
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FTC Releases Annual Highlights For 2017
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.
United States
19 Apr 2018
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Seventh Circuit Rejects Use Of Safe Harbor Language With Variable Amount Of Debt
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...
United States
18 Apr 2018
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Washington Licenses Student Loan Servicers*
With that legislation, Washington becomes the latest state to license student loan servicers, joining California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, and Illinois.
United States
18 Apr 2018
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FTC Slams Anti-Aging Supplement Seller For False Advertising
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")...
United States
18 Apr 2018
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D.C. Circuit Questions English's Standing To Challenge CFPB Control
The battle for control of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") raged on this Thursday during oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ...
United States
18 Apr 2018
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Be Sued Or Be Fined: European Commission Proposes Consumer Protections Expanding Class Actions And Enforcement Powers
Apparently to sweeten the bitter pills of the deal for companies, the proposal also aims at removing some burden on businesses.
European Union
18 Apr 2018
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Court Finds Colleges Must Protect Students From Danger
On March 22, 2018, California's Supreme Court found that public colleges must protect their students from foreseeable violent acts.
United States
17 Apr 2018
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WHD Opinion Letter Finally Resolves Question Surrounding Lump-Sum Payments And Garnishments
Most employers receive a garnishment from time to time, and some employers receive a lot of them.
United States
17 Apr 2018
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U.S. District Court Awards Summary Judgment To Debt Collector On "Tax Consequences" Disclosure In Collection Letter
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...
United States
17 Apr 2018
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Company Settles Credit Card Laundering Scheme With FTC
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.
United States
17 Apr 2018
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States Moving To Fill Perceived Void In CFPB Enforcement
In response to "the void left by the Trump Administration's pullback of the [CFPB]...
United States
16 Apr 2018
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CFPB Requests Information On Consumer Complaints
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") issued a Request for Information ("RFI") on the agency's handling of complaints and inquiries from consumers.
United States
16 Apr 2018
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US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Releases Semi-Annual Report
On April 2, 2018, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published its semi-annual report. The report, which is mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act ...
United States
16 Apr 2018
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Learned Intermediary Key In Risperdal Summary Judgment Win
Breaking news. This just in. Prescriber's testimony linchpin in manufacturer's victory over failure to warn claims.
United States
16 Apr 2018
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If It's "Cold Pressed" Juice, Then It Better All Be "Cold Pressed"
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.
United States
16 Apr 2018
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Court Orders New Formaldehyde Compliance Date For Composite Wood Products Industry
On March 13, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, issued an order addressing the litigation over the December 12, 2018 compliance date for the formaldehyde standards for composite wood products.
United States
13 Apr 2018
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Guest Post – First Amendment Protects Manufacturer From Prop 65 Warning (And Maybe More)
Today's guest post by Reed Smith associate Jennifer Eppensteiner concerns an interesting First Amendment development.
United States
13 Apr 2018
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Listeria Hysteria
Recently, there have been several food warnings and recalls based on confirmed or suspected Listeria contamination.
United States
13 Apr 2018
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Getting Ready For ED's New State Authorization Rule
As institutions with online programming are well aware, the U.S. Department of Education's new "state authorization" rule is set to become effective this coming July 1, 2018
United States
13 Apr 2018
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