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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.