Jiffy Lube International Inc. was hit with a putative class action Tuesday alleging it tells customers at its California car service centers that their vehicles need oil changes more frequently than necessary, in violation of the state's false advertising and consumer remedies laws.
The Netherlands on Tuesday adopted net neutrality legislation preventing Internet providers from interfering with user activity, becoming the first European country to enact net neutrality provisions and only second in the world after Chile.
A California woman slapped Internet services provider EarthLink Inc. with a proposed class action on Tuesday, alleging the company illegally invaded consumers’ privacy when it recorded telephone conversations between its employees and members of the public.
Chicago's commuter rail system on Tuesday was hit with a putative class action alleging that it deceptively markets and sells limited-use tickets with expiration dates of less than five years in violation of Illinois' consumer fraud law.
A California federal judge last week set a September 2013 trial date for a consolidated putative class action in multidistrict litigation accusing Apple Inc. and several others of violating consumer privacy laws by offering smartphone apps that allegedly track user data.
Attorneys for consumers who sued AT&T Wireless Services Inc. over connectivity charges defended a class action settlement worth up to $250 million before the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday, saying plaintiffs will be forced to arbitrate claims individually if an objecting class member has her way.
A judge in New Jersey federal court on Tuesday consolidated five consumer protection class actions against Gerber Products Co. and Nestle USA Inc. over the allegedly improper marketing of probiotic baby formula and baby food.
Internet marketing company Clickbooth.com LLC filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Florida federal court accusing kids email service provider ZooBuh Inc. of using the CAN-SPAM Act to file frivolous lawsuits and build a "litigation factory" for personal financial benefits.
In a bid to foster competition, New York's Republican-controlled state Senate voted Tuesday to prevent the state from regulating Voice over Internet Protocol rates, bypassing Democrats who said the state should preserve its option to impose rules protecting consumers.
A federal judge on Tuesday tossed Verizon Communications Inc. and OnStar LLC’s lawsuit accusing several health plan providers of making illegal robocalls, saying consumer protection laws designed to deal with the issue don’t apply to companies.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is playing peacemaker in a messy faceoff between Illinois medical billing firm Accretive Health Inc. and Minnesota's attorney general, saying in a letter released Tuesday that both sides should "cease efforts to publicly prosecute" a dispute over collection practices.
A Bankers Financial Corp. affiliate was hit with a putative class action in California state court Monday alleging that the service warranties it sells for consumer products are deceptive and allow the company to underpay customer claims for repairs and replacements.
A California federal judge on Thursday dismissed several claims in a putative class action alleging Bank of America NA and others enrolled customers in costly identify theft and credit monitoring services without their consent in violation of federal and state consumer protection laws.
Myspace LLC on Tuesday settled Federal Trade Commission claims that it misled users about how it shares personal information with third parties, yielding another deal in the FTC's aggressive privacy enforcement strategy after recent pacts with Facebook Inc. and Google Inc.
The Public Health Advocacy Institute on Tuesday asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate a series of PepsiCo Inc. Gatorade ads featuring Michael Jordan, saying the ads misrepresent the drink’s qualities and could lead teens to engage in dangerous behavior.
The Seventh Circuit on Tuesday blocked the enforcement of Illinois' controversial ban on creating audio recordings without the consent of all parties in situations involving the recording of police officers performing their official duties in public spaces.
The Tenth Circuit on Monday overturned a lower court’s decision to toss a credit reporting industry association’s suit challenging a New Mexico law that forces companies to remove fraudulent credit history information within five days of being reported.
Unscrupulous mortgage lenders exploiting a banking law loophole to make unlicensed, unregulated home loans to vulnerable borrowers are the target of a bill headed for the desk of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo after passage through the State Assembly on Monday.
The U.S. Department of Justice has told Wells Fargo & Co. that it believes it can bring civil claims and seek money damages over the bank’s mortgage origination practices, the bank said in a securities filing Tuesday.
A California federal judge on Friday agreed to certify a statewide class in a data collection suit against Ikea USA West Inc., ruling that the group can include more than 1 million customers whose ZIP codes were collected by the company.