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A Missouri federal judge on Friday preliminarily approved a proposed $11.2 million deal to end a suit over online dating site Ashley Madison’s 2015 data breach, giving the deal a nod just days after its proposal and the same day as a hearing on the subject.
The U.S. Department of Transportation hit Delta, American and Frontier airlines with fines Friday for violating various consumer protection rules, including against oversales and inaccurate baggage reports, according to a release from the DOT.
A Tennessee state judge has ordered hormone therapy clinic chain HRC Medical Centers Inc. and three of its principals to pay $18 million after they misled patients about the safety of the hormones being injected, the state attorney general said Friday.
A California federal judge on Friday approved $125 million in fees and costs for attorneys who represented owners of Volkswagen AG’s pricier 3.0-liter engine vehicles with emissions-cheating devices, according to an order that noted the fees wouldn’t pull from the class recovery funds.
A newly enacted Washington state law governing the collection and use of consumers’ biometric information is seen as a more business-friendly alternative to an Illinois law that has provoked a flurry of consumer suits, and may stand as a model for states to emulate in future legislation, experts say.