Alston & Bird LLP has lured a former Fulbright & Jaworski LLP class action litigator who defends clients in employment, false advertising and privacy suits to its Los Angeles office, the firm said Friday.
A California federal judge on Friday approved Google Inc.'s contested $23 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over alleged consumer privacy violations, calling the deal fair, adequate and reasonable.
A pair of Abiomed Inc. investors sued the cardiac-device maker in Massachusetts federal court Friday, claiming the company lied about a U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigation into ad campaigns for one of its products, which artificially inflated stock values before they plummeted as word of the probe got out.
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Friday warned Wells Fargo Bank NA to halt a policy temporarily suspending mortgage relief applications in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, calling the policy “unconscionable” and a likely violation of February’s historic $25 billion national mortgage settlement.
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed a bipartisan House of Representatives bill to reauthorize online fraud enforcement provisions that allow the Federal Trade Commission to share information with foreign counterparts in order to combat cross-border fraud, spyware and spam attacks.
AmeriGas Propane LP reached a settlement with the operator of consumer complaint website "Pissed Consumer" in Pennsylvania federal court Thursday, ending a suit that alleged the site used AmeriGas' trademark to confuse consumers into clicking ads for the company's rivals.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Friday freed mortgage lenders from implementing new disclosures related to escrow accounts, foreclosure liabilities and partial payments until the agency finalizes other rules aimed at streamlining mortgage disclosures, a move designed to ease worries about confusion in the marketplace.
A Virginia federal judge on Thursday dismissed class allegations that Capital One Bank NA and nonprofit credit counselor InCharge Debt Solutions illegally worked together to overcharge customers, ruling that either unique personal circumstances or an arbitration agreement the named plaintiff may have signed prevents her from representing a class.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Thursday pushed the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice to detail the methods they used to obtain private electronic communications during a cyberstalking investigation that uncovered an extramarital affair between resigned CIA Director David Petraeus and his biographer.
A California judge on Thursday tossed a proposed class action accusing Unilever United States Inc. of falsely marketing butter substitute products as “light,” saying the label can be applied fairly as compared to butter and not just to regular versions of the substitute products.
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. agreed Thursday to pay a $1.6 million fine to settle charges by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it failed to disclose information to consumers about complex annuity products that even its own sales agents found confusing.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Thursday targeted more than a dozen gas station operators in enforcement suits in response to “hundreds” of complaints that they illegally spiked gas prices after Hurricane Sandy.
The U.S. Senate again shot down legislation Wednesday that would have set corporate cybersecurity standards and pushed many businesses to share information with the federal government, but attorneys say the effort is far from dead, with President Barack Obama expected to sidestep Congress and establish a new regulatory regime through an executive order.
A federal judge on Thursday tossed several state claims in a proposed class action against ConAgra Foods Inc. that alleges it labeled Wesson cooking oils made from genetically modified plants as 100 percent natural, allowing the class to amend remaining claims under federal and New Jersey consumer protection statutes.
Google Inc. was hit with a proposed class action Thursday alleging emails sent by minors who use the company's Gmail service are scanned for advertising purposes, in violation of federal and state privacy laws.
A U.S. trustee urged a California bankruptcy court Wednesday to convert a get-rich-quick real estate business owner's Chapter 11 case to a Chapter 7 to prevent the man from using his bankruptcy status to avoid paying $113 million in fines to the Federal Trade Commission.
A former AllianceBernstein LP financial adviser accused of stealing trade secrets when he left for Morgan Stanley doesn't have to turn over his personal iPhone to his old employer's attorneys because it could contain confidential information, a New York state appeals court ruled Thursday.
A key U.S. Senate committee canceled the markup of a controversial bill requiring regulatory agencies to submit all rules to cost-benefit analysis by the White House so it can be discussed in a hearing, a panel spokeswoman said Thursday, a move expected to slow the bill's progress but considered unlikely to derail it.
A New York federal judge on Wednesday tossed a proposed class action claiming telecommunications company RCN Corp. improperly collected a federal excise tax on certain services from unwitting subscribers for years, saying RCN cannot be sued for doing what the government required it to do.
A Florida federal judge on Thursday refused to dismiss class allegations from a suit claiming AvMed Inc.'s poor data privacy safeguards led to the theft of two unencrypted laptops containing personal data of 1.2 million customers, calling the health insurer's request premature.