The European Parliament is backing draft legislation that would increase penalties for hackers as well as for companies that benefit from these breaches, it confirmed Thursday, in a move that aligns with the European Union’s push to harmonize divergent member state laws.
The Fourth Circuit on Thursday revived a putative class action against JPMorgan Chase Bank NA accusing the financial giant of selling repossessed cars without providing proper notice, ruling federal regulations do not preempt Maryland's closed-end creditor provisions.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., urged the U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday to require airlines to disclose carry-on baggage fees when they quote ticket prices, after a budget airline began charging customers up to $35 for the luggage.
Telecommunications giant CenturyLink Inc. on Wednesday was zapped with a putative class action in Florida federal court alleging it misled consumers by falsely advertising the speed of its Pure Broadband wireless Internet service.
Global Payments Inc. was slammed in Georgia on Wednesday with the first class action stemming from the massive data breach that became public in late March, after Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. began warning cardholders that their account information may have been stolen.
A Washington federal judge on Wednesday approved the landmark $25 billion settlement between the nation's five largest mortgage servicers, the federal government and 49 state attorneys general, two months after the deal was announced to great fanfare.
An alleged member of hacker group LulzSec pled guilty in California federal court Thursday to charges he helped steal confidential information from Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.'s computer systems last year.
The Ninth Circuit affirmed Thursday that a proposed class of consumers cannot claim a Nestle SA subsidiary misleadingly marketed otherwise sumptuous ice cream as containing zero trans fat per serving, since, by federal regulators' definition, it contained zero trans fat per serving.
An advertising industry self-regulator said Thursday that Samsung Electronics Inc. had agreed to pull certain certain advertising claims for its active 3-D televisions after the organization, considering a challenge from Samsung rival LG Electronics Inc., found they were unsupported.
New York's Department of Financial Services said Thursday that insurers owned by three multibillion-dollar conglomerates are likely charging homeowners too-steep rates for required policies and that some could be sending those profits back to the banks that issue home loans.
New Zealand's privacy commissioner on Thursday threw support behind a proposed measure that would bring the country in line with American and European views on data sharing by giving public and private agencies more leeway to disclose individuals' personal information.
Hartford Casualty Insurance Co. asked a California state court on Wednesday to excuse it from covering Hulu LLC in an underlying putative class action alleging the online video streamer illegally tracked consumers' Web surfing habits.
A Florida woman’s proposed class action against Delta Air Lines Inc. over lost baggage costs was tossed by a federal judge on Thursday, who said her consumer protection claims are preempted by the federal Airline Deregulation Act.
An online tax preparation unit of information services giant Wolters Kluwer NV was hit with a putative class action Wednesday in Illinois state court alleging it deceptively markets short-term, high-interest loans backed by security interests in customers’ anticipated tax refunds.
Private equity-held direct marketing company Vertrue LLC and affiliates filed for Chapter 11 protection Monday, citing an Iowa court ruling that their marketing practices violated a consumer protection law and new federal rules restricting how they recruit customers online.
A California state judge on Wednesday tossed a putative class action accusing McDonald's Corp. of violating state consumer protection laws by using toys to market nutritionally poor Happy Meals directly to children.
A Florida federal judge granted class certification Tuesday to TD Bank NA customers alleging the bank manipulated the order of debit card transactions to maximize overdraft fees, in violation of its contracts and state consumer protection laws.
Energy giants BP PLC, ConocoPhillips and Shell Oil Co. on Wednesday exited a Kansas multidistrict litigation alleging they illegally sold fuel without revealing or accounting for temperature expansion.
The online advertising industry urged the U.S. Department of Commerce on Monday to steer away from creating voluntary codes of conduct for do-not-track and other technologies currently subject to industry self-regulation.