A California federal judge's decision to let Sony Corp. customers proceed with their putative data breach class action provides plaintiffs with a possible tool to get past the motion-to-dismiss stage, but they will need to prove an actual, present injury to ultimately succeed on any claims or win substantial relief, attorneys said Monday.
Walgreen Co. has agreed to reimburse more than 3,000 New York state employees after it falsely advertised its flu shots would be covered by the state’s health plan, the New York attorney general said Monday.
CVS Caremark Corp. will pay $5.25 million to settle patient whistleblower allegations that it submitted false prices for certain Medicare prescription drugs that caused some patients to pay significantly more for their medications than they had expected, federal prosecutors said Monday.
Bank of America Corp. and a host of other financial giants have been hit with a putative antitrust class action in New York federal court alleging a conspiracy to manipulate Libor and get higher mortgage-backed security yields that drove up homeowners' mortgage interest rates.
The Ninth Circuit on Monday denied R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.'s request for an en banc rehearing of its decision reviving breach of contract claims in a class action over the company's decision to stop honoring its “C-Notes” promotional campaign.
The National Advertising Division took Generac Power Systems Inc. to task on Thursday for mischaracterizing an NAD recommendation that it ax certain ad claims for its generators, echoing the disapproval it recently rained down on ad challenger Kohler Co.
Tobacco giants Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. told a Washington federal court Monday that the government's proposed advertisements detailing the companies' past fraudulent cigarette marketing go beyond the scope of court mandates and skew the truth.
Bottled water manufactured DS Waters of America Inc. responded Thursday to a Zurich American Insurance Co. suit seeking to avoid coverage of a California class action over the company's alleged recording of customer calls with its own lawsuit in Georgia.
Loeb & Loeb LLP on Friday sued former client Lights of America Inc. in California state court, alleging the light bulb manufacturer owes $1.2 million in legal bills for several lawsuits, including one filed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, over false advertising claims.
A California federal judge on Friday threw out a putative false advertising class action against General Nutrition Centers Inc. over the controversial workout-boosting supplement DMAA, ruling that the matter should be settled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Athletic clothing maker Lululemon USA Inc. has been accused of recording customers' personal information during credit card transactions and sharing that information with third-party marketers in violation of consumer protection laws, according to a proposed class action removed to California federal court Friday.
TD Bank NA has lost unencrypted backup tapes with personal information, including account information and Social Security numbers, that could affect more than 267,000 customers nationwide, the Massachusetts attorney general said Friday.
The U.K. Office of Fair Trading on Friday pushed 62 major online retailers to make changes to their business practices to remedy violations of consumer protection laws that govern electronic transactions, threatening to take enforcement action against those that don't comply.
The Alaska Supreme Court ruled Friday that while state employees may use personal email accounts to conduct state business, those communications are still subject to the Alaska Public Records Act when appropriate, ending a debate that started when Sarah Palin was governor.
Apple Inc. on Wednesday asked a California federal court to preserve its false advertising and trademark battle against Amazon.com Inc., saying the online retailer's bid to toss Apple's false advertising claim misconstrued the electronics company's effort to protect its “App Store” mark.
The Ninth Circuit on Friday upheld the provisional certification of a class action accusing debt collection agency Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by using an automated system to call debtors' cellphones without their consent.
A California appeals court on Thursday revived a suit claiming American Mortgage Network Inc.'s and Countrywide Financial Corp.'s option adjustable rate mortgages were deceptive and hid key financial terms from customers, saying loan documents support the allegations and the case should move forward.
Carolina Casualty Insurance Co. asked a Florida federal judge on Thursday to declare it has no duty to defend policyholder Admiral Security Services in an underlying lawsuit over a rogue security officer's theft of laptops containing personal information protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
FirstMerit Bank NA and FirstMerit Corp. were hit Tuesday with a proposed class action accusing them of violating the Electronic Fund Transfer Act by not posting a notice telling consumers they would be charged for using the bank’s automated teller machine.
Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee pushed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday to divulge more details about the responsibilities, jurisdiction and funding of a newly created office tasked with tackling cybersecurity and physical threats to the electric grid.