The Procter & Gamble Co. was hit with a proposed class action in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday over allegedly false and misleading claims related to its line of so-called anti-aging Olay skin creams.
A Washington federal judge has found that the Federal Trade Commission's enforcement of credit score disclosure requirements was within its authority under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, despite the National Automobile Dealers Association's challenge to the rules, the government said Thursday.
The California State Senate on Friday passed a law that would bar employers and colleges from demanding access to Facebook profiles, Twitter feeds and other social media accounts of employees and students, sending the bill to the state Assembly.
An Ohio state senator on Thursday said she has introduced legislation that would bar prospective or current employers from requiring workers to provide access to private electronic accounts like Facebook, following a similar trend by lawmakers in several other states.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was on Thursday sued in New Jersey federal court by a proposed class of potential workers who allege the retail giant violated consumer protection law by failing to properly disclose information related to the criminal background checks it runs on job applicants.
A Kentucky federal judge overseeing a criminal drug case recently excluded critical evidence that police collected after attaching a GPS device to the defendant's vehicle without a warrant, extending the reach of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision deeming such surveillance unconstitutional.
The Third Circuit on Thursday blocked a move to appeal a New Jersey federal judge's order denying certification to a class of consumers seeking to stop Arizona Beverage Co. and others from touting that nearly 30 Arizona brand beverages are "all natural."
The federal government's consumer finance watchdog on Thursday described how it plans to bring nonbank companies offering potentially risky financial products under its regulatory umbrella, putting retailers, prepaid card operators and others on notice that they could be subject to additional scrutiny.
Pom Wonderful LLC said Thursday that the Federal Trade Commission had publicly “oversimplified” a judge's ruling on whether the juice maker's advertising claims had been misleading, and said it was launching a major ad campaign to show it.
RealNetworks Inc. agreed Thursday to pay $2.4 million to settle a suit brought by the state of Washington that alleged the digital media company duped consumers into paying for subscriptions to premium services after they agreed to a free trial.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday declined to broaden the scope of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act to allow a potential class of mortgage borrowers to recover allegedly unearned closing fees that Quicken Loans Inc. collected but didn't share with another party.
A federal judge on Wednesday declined to dismiss claims made by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission against Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Co. and executives from health care nonprofit Consumer Health Benefits Association for deceptive marketing of a medical discount plan.
A coalition of national fast-food and convenience store chains including Burger King Corp. and 7-Eleven Inc. on Tuesday threw its support behind retailers challenging the level at which the Federal Reserve has set debit card transaction fees as mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act.
The Australian government on Wednesday unveiled long-anticipated reforms to the country's Privacy Act that would give consumers greater control over their personal information, modernize credit reporting arrangements and strengthen the privacy commissioner's enforcement powers.
Crate & Barrel has tentatively resolved seven proposed class actions over its collection of customers' ZIP codes and a related coverage dispute with Hartford Fire Insurance Co. in Illinois federal court.
The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday proposed strengthening its recently approved rule to shield consumers from unauthorized third-party charges on landline phones by adding an opt-in mechanism and expanding this rule to cover cellphone and Internet service providers.
A New Jersey Assembly panel on Monday approved legislation that would give adversaries in class action litigation the right to immediately appeal decisions granting or denying class certification.
The White House on Wednesday ordered all major federal agencies to jump on the mobile Internet bandwagon within the next year, and wants to pull in private-sector help in order to make that happen.
Sony Corp. said Monday that it will drop a California suit seeking coverage for a slew of lawsuits it faces after hackers plundered its PlayStation Network for customer information, and will instead litigate the issues in a New York suit brought by one of its insurers.
The Third Circuit gave Wal-Mart Stores Inc. a green light Wednesday to challenge the certification of a class of consumers who were allegedly sold worthless extended warranties for ineligible “as-is” merchandise, despite the plaintiff's insistence that the lower court's analysis was sound.