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Latest News in Consumer Protection

  • March 24, 2017

    Heart Apps Revise Ad, Privacy Practices In Deal With NY AG

    A trio of mobile health app developers have agreed to pay $30,000 and revise their advertising and privacy policies to resolve the New York attorney general's claims that they falsely touted their apps' ability to measure key vital signs and were unclear about what data the apps scooped up, the regulator said Thursday. 

  • March 24, 2017

    Sidley, Deloitte Likely Still On Hook For $350M Ponzi Row

    An Oregon federal magistrate judge refused to free Sidley Austin LLP, Deloitte and others from a proposed class action claiming they aided an alleged $350 million Ponzi scheme, recommending Thursday that some claims be dismissed but saying the investors should have another crack at revising them.

  • March 24, 2017

    E-ZPass Debt Collector Beats Suit Over Recovery Letters

    A New Jersey federal court on Friday tossed a putative class action against a debt collector over allegedly improper letters dealing with unpaid E-ZPass tolls and associated penalties, saying such obligations do not constitute a “debt” under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

  • March 24, 2017

    Nursing Home Co. Escapes Pa. Gov’t Suit Over Patient Care

    A Pennsylvania appeals court tossed a suit brought by the state attorney general’s office accusing a nursing home chain of misrepresenting the level of care it provides patients, saying certain statements the company made in advertising materials were “puffery” rather than false advertising.

  • March 24, 2017

    ABA President Balks At Rep's Call For More Lawyer Ad Regs

    The president of the American Bar Association pushed back Friday on a call from a U.S. House of Representative judicial leader for new regulations on "dangerous attorney advertisements” put out by firms seeking clients for cases against drugmakers, reminding him of First Amendment protections and rules that are already in place.

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