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.
The federal government's consumer finance watchdog on Wednesday said that it was considering new rules that would increase disclosure of fees on a popular type of prepaid card and require protections similar to those of checking accounts for the products.
Drugmaker Chattem Inc. asked a California federal judge Monday to toss a proposed class action accusing it of concealing the presence of a carcinogen in its Dexatrim weight loss capsules, saying the consumer doesn’t argue she was harmed by the supplement.
A bill to streamline how New York-regulated banks preserve electronic records got a nod from a Republican-controlled Senate panel Wednesday, despite consumer protection concerns, as lawmakers sought to make it easier for financial companies to comply with record-keeping rules.
The Illinois Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to prevent employers from demanding Facebook and other social networking website passwords from their workers or job applicants, sending the proposed measure to the governor for final approval.
The Great British Teddy Bear Co. Ltd., which sells stuffed animals dressed as Sherlock Holmes, Beefeater guards and other classic English characters, sued a Johnson & Johnson unit over a Zyrtec antihistamine ad that allegedly infringes copyright protections and falsely advertises that the plush toys aren't hypoallergenic.
Facebook Inc. has reached a settlement in principle in a putative class action targeting Facebook's allegedly nonconsensual use of users' "likes" in advertisements, according to a court document filed Monday in California federal court.
The European Commission on Tuesday unveiled a strategy to enhance consumer confidence by modernizing and stepping up enforcement of regulations that combat unsafe products and misleading advertising in the food, energy, transportation, financial and digital sectors.
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. were slapped Friday with a putative class action in California federal court accusing them of failing to protect customers' securities accounts while converting to a new platform.
The National Advertising Division announced Tuesday that cranberry juice maker Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. should pull claims from its advertisements that imply Campbell Soup Co.'s V8 vegetable juice has a high sodium content.
Neustar Inc. has recruited a WilmerHale partner and former Federal Trade Commission attorney and adviser to serve as its chief privacy officer and deputy general counsel, the technology company announced Tuesday.
Feeling burned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's decision to delay strict labeling rules for sunscreen, New York lawmakers urged the agency Monday to reverse course and quickly end "deceptive practices" in the industry before another summer ends.
An estate planning attorney accused of sending unsolicited advertisements to a class of fax recipients told the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday that the $4.2 million judgment against him should be reversed, saying the plaintiffs needed to show an actual injury.