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.
Bank of America Corp. has reached out to thousands of homeowners who may be forgiven a portion of their mortgage principal balance, the bank said Tuesday, as part of the $25 billion settlement the bank and other large mortgage servicers reached with federal and state authorities in February.
L'Oreal USA Inc. urged a California federal judge on Monday to reverse a tentative ruling certifying a putative class in a suit that claims the company failed to warn consumers about a flammable anti-frizz hair care serum, arguing the named plaintiffs lack standing to file the suit.
A Maryland federal judge refused Monday to toss a putative class action alleging Live Nation Entertainment Inc. imposed illegal service charges on tickets and paid kickbacks to a Baltimore venue, ruling that a state appeals court must weigh in first on central issues in the case.
A Philadelphia Flyers fan on Monday launched a putative class action in New Jersey, accusing the professional hockey team's owner of misleading season ticket holders by deceptively excluding the outdoor Winter Classic game from their ticket packages.
A Ninth Circuit judge expressed doubts Monday that a district court had properly dismissed a class action over R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.'s decision to stop honoring Camel cigarette “C-Notes,” saying the customer rewards program appeared to go beyond mere advertising to create a contract with consumers.
A federal judge on Thursday rejected Bank of America Corp.'s proposed settlement aimed at resolving a Rhode Island class action over allegedly unfair late fees imposed on credit card customers, finding the deal's $1.5 million in class counsel fees and expenses dwarfs class members' recovery.
The FBI is reportedly pushing social networking websites, email providers and other Internet companies to aid the agency's long-running proposal to amend a federal wiretap law to allow it access to information from any company that provides communications services online.