An advertising industry self-regulator on Tuesday recommended that Verizon Communications Inc. stop using certain claims in advertisements for its fiber-optic FiOS network, finding that the company was making unsupported service speed comparisons between itself and its Internet provider competitors.
Hunton & Williams LLP has lured a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau enforcement attorney who helped build the new agency's procedures over to the bankruptcy and creditors' rights practice in its Washington office, the firm said Monday.
A Florida homeowner lodged a suit in federal court Tuesday against insurance services contractor Mueller Services Inc., accusing the company of using faulty inspections to give Citizens Property Insurance Corp. justification for raising premiums in violation of a Florida law providing discounts to homeowners with proper wind protection.
Martha Stewart and Emeril Lagasse were sued for trademark infringement Tuesday by a German trade association that claims the celebrity chefs duped Home Shopping Network viewers into buying shoddy cutlery that is erroneously marketed as being made in Solingen, Germany.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that Coleadium Inc., an online marketer accused of using fake news websites to trick customers into buying acai berry supplements and colon cleanse weight-loss products, has settled its lawsuit for $1 million.
British prosecutors on Wednesday charged a News Corp. security employee with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, over allegations he schemed with former company executive Rebekah Brooks and others to disrupt a police probe into phone hacking and public corruption.
Banking and real estate lobby groups on Wednesday urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to scrap a proposal that would require lenders to include all fees in their mortgage financing rate.
Advance Auto Parts Inc. on Tuesday was hit with a proposed class action alleging it violates the Fair Credit Reporting Act by improperly using information in consumer reports to make decisions about hiring, firing and other employment issues for prospective and existing employees.
A Maryland federal judge ruled last week that a suspected controlled substance dealer did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in medical records stored with her doctor, in rejecting her bid to suppress evidence seized by law enforcement without a warrant.
The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday approved a final settlement with Myspace LLC that ends charges of improper user data privacy and implements independent assessments for the next 20 years, despite complaints from a privacy group saying the deal didn't go far enough.
The U.S. House of Representatives is preparing to take up a stopgap spending bill that could keep the government running for six months, publishing a continuing resolution that will head to a committee vote Wednesday.
The White House on Monday nominated law professor and economist Joshua Wright to replace Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch at the Federal Trade Commission, a move attorneys say could make the agency more willing to consider the economic impact of companies' allegedly deceptive disclosures when weighing potential consumer protection and privacy violations.
A New York state judge on Tuesday reportedly gave Twitter Inc. until Friday to hand over messages posted on the social media site by an Occupy Wall Street protester, threatening the company with contempt of court charges and a sizable fine if it fails to comply.
The co-founder of file sharing site The Pirate Bay, who was sentenced to one year in prison in 2009 on copyright infringement charges, was arrested by Swedish prosecutors Tuesday and charged with hacking into the government’s tax agency.
London police arrested two men Tuesday as part of ongoing investigations into phone hacking by British journalists and the bribes they allegedly paid law enforcement officials.
Kraft Foods Inc. on Friday agreed to stop using certain wholesomeness claims on snack packages in order to avoid the prospect of facing certified subclasses of consumers who purchased cookie and cracker products in a suit in California federal court over allegedly misleading labels.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday said it has warned L’Oreal SA unit Lancome USA that Internet advertisements for many of the company’s skin care products give the impression they are drugs, even though they have no such approval.
A New Jersey federal judge dismissed a putative class action Tuesday alleging General Mills Inc. duped Cheerios buyers by overstating the cereal's ability to lower cholesterol, saying the consumers failed to show that they wouldn't have bought the product if not for the cholesterol claims.
Footwear manufacturer Crocs Inc. was hit with a proposed class action Monday in California court alleging it violated consumer protection laws by recording customers' personal information during credit card transactions and passing that information along to third-party advertisers and marketers.
A California federal judge on Monday threw out a proposed class action targeting eBay Inc. over alleged delays in its online auction listing process, saying the plaintiffs had failed to prove actual harm.