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The Third Circuit on Monday declined to reconsider its decision to revive claims in multidistrict litigation against Merck over an alleged failure to warn patients about the risk of irregular hip fractures caused by its osteoporosis drug Fosamax.
The six months since the transition of the internet’s domain name system out of U.S. oversight have shown that despite claims beforehand, the move hasn’t stopped “despots” abroad from continuing to press for government intervention online, Federal Communications Commissioner Michael O’Rielly said Friday.
A Texas federal judge has ordered the president of a debt collection service that was sued by the Federal Trade Commission to pay $2 million for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by falsely threatening debtors with lawsuits and other punitive measures, the FTC announced Monday.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau told a California federal judge at the beginning of a bench trial Monday that Nationwide Biweekly Administration Inc. violated consumer protection laws by suggesting it was affiliated with homeowners’ mortgage providers and hiding its fee structure in deceptive mailers and sales calls.
A move by the Federal Trade Commission to extend robocalling restrictions to telemarketing calls that use so-called soundboard technology was constitutional and followed proper procedure, a D.C. federal judge ruled Monday.