A New Jersey federal judge on Tuesday refused to toss certain consumer protection claims from a putative class action accusing LA Fitness International LLC of subjecting members to unlawful fees and an unreasonable cancellation policy.
New claims brought as part of amended complaints that would otherwise be stale under the statute of limitations must clearly relate back to allegations raised in the original suit before being allowed to stand, the Third Circuit ruled in booting a homeowner's foreclosure suit Wednesday.
The U.K.'s top financial regulator on Wednesday took aim at incentive structures at banks and other financial institutions that have led to customer abuses, particularly in the sales of payment protection insurance and other nonessential financial products.
A pair of beauty product users urged a California federal judge on Tuesday to certify a nationwide class of consumers who were allegedly tricked into purchasing an Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. anti-aging serum, arguing the company acted uniformly in its deceptive advertising.
Allianz Life Insurance Co. has agreed to fork over $10 million to 44 states and remedy its business practices to resolve a market conduct review of fixed annuity product sales, the Florida insurance regulator announced Tuesday.
A judge on Tuesday certified a class of New York City residents accusing a Leucadia National Corp. debt buying affiliate, law firm Mel S. Harris and Associates LLC and process server Samserv Inc. of engaging in a fraudulent scheme to get default judgments against debtors.
Consumer groups on Tuesday said a Dodd-Frank Act-mandated proposal requiring all home buyers to put a minimum 10 percent down payment on any home purchase would unnecessarily push middle class and minority families out of home ownership without providing significant additional protections.
A California federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a putative class action accusing Apple Inc. of misleading consumers about the strength and durability of the glass screens and panels on its iPhone 4 device, saying reasonable consumers would expect its reinforced-glass surfaces might break when dropped.
A hacker group claimed Monday to have breached an FBI computer containing more than 12 million unique device identifiers and other personal information tied to users of Apple Inc. products and to have publicly released 1 million of these identifiers, despite the FBI's denial that it ever held this information.
The Transportation Security Administration on Thursday told the D.C. Circuit that it has not failed to comply with a court order to regulate the use of body scanners at U.S. airports, saying it was working diligently to complete the process by February.
Consumers filed a putative class action in California federal court on Friday against Cabot Creamery Cooperative Inc. alleging several of its Greek yogurt products contain unsafe ingredients and additives in violation of California’s consumer protection and false advertising laws.
Amazon.com Inc. has become the latest Internet giant to hire a chief privacy officer, luring away a senior privacy attorney from General Electric Co. to serve as vice president and associate general counsel for compliance and privacy, a company spokesman said Tuesday.
A Mississippi federal judge on Tuesday refused class certification in a lawsuit alleging Bank of America NA enrolled hundreds of troubled homeowners in a Fannie Mae program as a way to receive incentive fees, finding the proposed class overly broad.
Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc. on Thursday separately revealed expansions of their targeted advertising programs, as regulators push the industry to be more transparent about how they track users and share information with advertisers.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Friday gave banks and others more time to comment on a proposal that would require lenders to include all fees in their mortgage financing rate, potentially subjecting customers to additional rules intended for high-rate loans.
Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP said Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Justice's former chief privacy and civil liberties officer will join the firm's privacy, data protection and cybersecurity practice group in its Washington, D.C., office in October.
Gerber Products Co. and parent company Nestle USA Inc. asked a California federal court on Friday to throw out a putative class action accusing the companies of misbranding baby food, arguing that the claims are preempted by federal law and that the plaintiff could not show sufficient injury.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation on Thursday urged a Washington federal court to force the U.S. to declassify secret tribunal court rulings that reportedly found surveillance of international communications under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments to be unconstitutional.
A federal judge on Thursday granted student loan servicer Affiliated Computer Services Inc.’s request to force arbitration with a borrower who filed a proposed class action alleging the company inflated his debt, after the U.S. Supreme Court reversed his decision to deny arbitration.
The Ninth Circuit on Friday upheld the dismissal of a putative class action accusing HSBC Finance Corp. and Best Buy Co. Inc. of deceptively failing to disclose a credit card annual fee for a credit card, saying the companies' card disclosures were adequate because they were targeted towards reasonable consumers.