Barnes & Noble Inc. customers may have had their credit or debit card information stolen by hackers who compromised PIN pad devices in 63 of the chain's bookstores in nine states, the company announced Tuesday.
Capital One Financial Corp. customers hit the company with a putative class action Friday claiming it lured them into a credit card balance transfer program by promising savings, but instead socked them with inflated interest rates.
Microsoft Corp. will revise its new services agreement to clarify that it will not use its enhanced ability to gather consumer information across several of its Web-based platforms to serve targeted advertising, the company revealed Tuesday, following a congressman's recent voicing of privacy concerns.
A former employee of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s career services office admitted to manipulating graduate employment data to make it appear more successful, according to court documents filed in a putative class action against the school Thursday.
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz said Tuesday that his agency is developing a sort of nutrition label for data collection, a disclosure mechanism that websites can customize to succinctly tell consumers what kind of data they are collecting and how they are using it.
A California consumer hit Avon Products Inc. with a putative class action Tuesday alleging it ran a sham marketing campaign for its Anew anti-aging skin products, on the heels of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's demand that Avon tone down its Anew claims.
Facing pressure from insurance regulators, an Assurant Inc. subsidiary said Monday that it will slash its force-placed insurance rates by nearly a third in California, becoming the first force-placed carrier in the state to lower rates after regulators recently began scrutinizing the market.
Bayer HealthCare LLC urged a New Jersey federal judge Monday to toss three putative class actions alleging it made false health benefit claims in packaging and advertising for its digestive health supplements, arguing the plaintiffs haven't sufficiently alleged harm.
In a case that pits privacy concerns against environmental enforcement, the New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments that the state's environmental regulator violated homeowners' constitutional rights when it entered their property to perform a wetlands-related inspection without a warrant.
Four U.K. individuals accused the tabloid publisher Trinity Mirror PLC of hacking their mobile phones in a lawsuit filed Monday in British court, widening a hacking scandal that has already engulfed rival News International.
OneWest Bank FSB on Monday failed to escape an Illinois class action accusing it of bungling a mortgage loan modification application by unreasonably delaying its response and imposing late fees for payments that were not actually late.
FedEx Office and Print Services Inc. has reached a settlement with a proposed class of consumers who say the company violated the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act by printing receipts that show too many debit or credit card numbers, plaintiffs said Monday.
New Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provisions mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act that require banks to reimburse customers who provide incorrect information on international wire transfers could open the door to fraudsters, several industry groups said in a letter released Tuesday.
The Federal Communications Commission argued last week that the Sixth Circuit had no business entertaining a challenge to its telemarketing regulations — an aggressive bid to expand its authority that attorneys say would bar litigants from contesting the agency's rules in private actions without its approval.
American International Group Inc. has agreed to pay about $300 million to beneficiaries of life insurance policies in 39 states and the District of Columbia who were denied death benefits, the California State Controller announced Monday.
An NFL merchandise retailer hit Facebook Inc. with a proposed class action in New Mexico federal court Monday for allegedly running ads for counterfeit NFL products including jerseys and hats.
The New Jersey Supreme Court heard more arguments Monday on whether the sale of discount certificates by Restaurant.com Inc. fall under state consumer contract protections, looking to answer questions that the Third Circuit posed as it mulls the toss of a proposed class action against the company.
Daily deals site LivingSocial agreed Friday to settle for $7.5 million a consolidated class action in Washington accusing it of breaking consumer protection laws that state gift certificates can't expire for at least five years after they're sold.
McDonald’s Corp. has removed some social networking options from a Happy Meal marketing website geared toward children, it announced Friday, following a Federal Trade Commission complaint by digital rights groups alleging the features violate the Children’s Online Privacy Act.
A Maryland federal court on Monday dismissed for failing to show damages the bulk of a putative class action accusing JPMorgan Chase Bank NA of selling repossessed cars without providing proper notice, and denied certification on a remaining breach of contract claim because of lack of commonality.