Citibank NA on Friday settled a class action alleging the bank wrongfully suspended or decreased the value of home equity lines of credit based on faulty and self-serving valuations.
When dealing with high-stakes litigation, there are four top-notch firms that in-house counsel dread seeing on the other side of the courtroom, according to a new survey of corporate counsel.
A pair of consumers launched a putative class action in Minnesota on Thursday accusing General Mills Inc. of deceptively advertising its Nature Valley products as all natural, alleging that this labeling breached the products' warranties.
A Louisiana appeals court on Friday rejected an attempt by the pharmaceuticals unit of consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson to vacate a jury award of $258 million over its marketing of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal, saying the trial court rightly followed due process.
The final portions of the California Homeowner Bill of Rights package, including a bill that would let the state attorney general convene a special grand jury to investigate cases involving financial crime victims in multiple counties, were sent to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature, the attorney general's office said Thursday.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear an appeal from The Standard Fire Insurance Co. arguing that a promise by a named plaintiff in a class action to seek less than the $5 million in damages required for federal jurisdiction should not be binding for other class members under the Class Action Fairness Act.
LeAnn Rimes filed a privacy lawsuit Thursday against a mother and daughter who allegedly recorded a phone conversation with her, excerpts from which they “spitefully” ensured would be posted online.
Advocacy group Consumer Watchdog on Tuesday won approval from a California federal court to contest the Federal Trade Commission's decision to allow Google Inc. to deny liability in a record $22.5 million settlement over alleged privacy violations, a challenge that, if successful, could impede the agency's ability to reach similar pacts in the future.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission asked a federal judge on Wednesday to force medical testing provider LabMD Inc. to comply with the agency’s requests for data in an investigation into whether patients’ private information is properly protected.
Stakeholders participating in a White House-led meeting Wednesday agreed that their efforts to craft a voluntary privacy code for mobile app disclosures should begin with a basic understanding of how this technology works, but they worried that a lack of organization could undermine their progress as the process moves into its second stage.
The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday launched a lawsuit in Illinois against an online marketer it says uses fake news websites to trick customers into buying acai berry supplements and colon cleanse weight-loss products.
The California Medical Association and Aetna Inc. this week targeted one another in public correspondence with explosive charges of corrupt billing practices and wide-ranging harassment, a sign of escalating hostilities as the two sides wage a courtroom battle over referrals to out-of-network providers.
A California federal judge on Wednesday consolidated four proposed class actions against LinkedIn Corp. related to the company’s June security breach, saying the cases present virtually identical factual and legal consumer privacy issues.
A Toyota Motor Corp. unit lodged an amended complaint against a recently fired computer programming contractor in Kentucky federal court on Tuesday, accusing him of sabotaging the company's computer network and accessing confidential trade secrets such as pricing data and proprietary design information.
Exeter Hospital asked a New Hampshire state court Wednesday to sort out privacy concerns related to a government request for medical records in an investigation of a laboratory technician who allegedly infected 32 hospital patients with hepatitis C.
A Netflix Inc. subscriber on Tuesday backed the company's data collection practices in urging a California judge to reject a recent $9 million class action settlement, joining more than 60 Netflix customers who have objected to the fairness of the proposed pact.
A California resident on Monday filed a putative class action in federal court against General Electric Co.’s finance division, accusing it of installing recording devices in its debt collectors' phone lines and illegally taping their conversations with consumers.
The Second Circuit on Thursday revived a class action against a collection company accused of sending misleading letters regarding student loan obligations in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, saying the lower court had erred in ruling the letters weren't inaccurate.
A man arrested Thursday in London on phone-hacking charges reportedly is former News of the World lead lawyer Tom Crone, the latest in a string of arrests in connection with a scandal that has rocked Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. empire.
Johnson & Johnson agreed Thursday to pay $181 million to 36 states and Washington, D.C., to resolve claims that it deceptively marketed its antipsychotic drugs Risperdal and Invega in what the states are calling the largest-ever multistate consumer protection settlement with a pharmaceutical company.