The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously passed legislation to reauthorize online fraud enforcement provisions that allow the Federal Trade Commission to share information with foreign counterparts in order to combat cross-border fraud, spyware and spam attacks.
A consumer lodged a putative class action against The Dannon Co. Inc. in New York federal court on Tuesday, accusing the company of illegally marketing its Activia products because they contain filler materials not listed in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's standard of identity for yogurt.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray defended the agency Thursday against Republican accusations that it ignored Congress in determining a proposed calculation of mortgage finance charges was ineffectual and might be left out of final rules.
Live Nation Entertainment Inc. was targeted in a proposed class action in New York federal court Monday alleging the concert giant employs a paperless ticketing system that wrongfully denied buyers the option of having a physical ticket that’s transferable.
A Connecticut federal judge on Tuesday granted class certification to consumers alleging AAA South New England shortchanged benefits by backdating membership renewals in violation of consumer protection laws, saying the class proved the motor club had a uniform blanket policy to establish commonality.
SNR Denton said Thursday it has beefed up its corporate and business transactions team by adding American Express Co.'s former chief privacy officer to its New York office.
A New Jersey federal judge on Tuesday conditionally approved the Federal Trade Commission's $11.5 million deceptive marketing settlement with Circa Direct LLC over acai berry-based products, allowing for the settlement to go through without Circa admitting any liability while requiring the FTC be more transparent with its allegations by creating a web page.
A Florida cellphone user lodged a putative class action against BBVA Compass Bancshares Inc. in federal court Wednesday, accusing the company of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending out unsolicited text messages promoting a new version of its mobile banking application.
Barclays Bank PLC on Wednesday asked a California federal judge to throw out all claims against it in a putative class action alleging the bank's Libor manipulation drove up mortgage loan interest rates, saying the plaintiff's interest rate wasn't actually tied to Libor.
California bank Luther Burbank Savings on Wednesday settled federal allegations of discriminatory lending practices, agreeing to invest $2 million to help borrowers in lower-income communities.
An Illinois state judge on Tuesday threw out a putative class action against DePaul University College of Law accusing the school of using misleading graduate employment data to fraudulently lure prospective students.
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is set to consider proposed revisions to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and the Video Privacy Protection Act on Thursday, legislation attorneys say would overhaul existing laws to apply consistent privacy protections to newer technology such as cloud computing and online streaming video.
A New York federal judge on Wednesday ordered a pair of plaintiffs who had brought a putative class action over Citigroup Inc.'s allegedly inadequate data security measures to arbitrate their claims individually, finding the parties' arbitration agreement trumped the plaintiffs' state law allegations.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a five-year reauthorization of the controversial amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments that lets federal agencies intercept international communications without individual warrants.
Graphic Arts Mutual Insurance Co. and Utica Mutual Insurance Co. are not obligated to cover a South Carolina auto dealership embroiled in a consumer fraud suit, a federal judge held Monday, backing the New York-based insurers in their battle with Caldwell Chevrolet Inc.
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.