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Latest News in Consumer Protection

  • February 24, 2017

    Uber Sued By Woman Alleging Sexual Assault By Minn. Driver

    Uber Technologies Inc. was sued Thursday in California federal court by a Minnesota woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by an Uber driver, the latest suit to allege the company’s purportedly lax background check measures compromised the safety of its female passengers.

  • February 24, 2017

    Microsoft Agrees To Pay $1.2M To End Consumer Receipt Suit

    Microsoft Corp. and a proposed class of consumers who allege the company’s physical store receipts displayed too many digits of their credit card numbers submitted details of a $1.2 million deal to end the suit to a Florida federal court on Friday.

  • February 24, 2017

    FCC Urged Not To Regulate Texts Under Open Internet Order

    Wireless communications trade group CTIA has doubled down on its argument that text messages don’t deserve protection under the Federal Communication Commission’s Open Internet Order, as Twilio and others have argued, because doing so would eliminate measures that protect consumers from a bombardment of unwanted texts.

  • February 24, 2017

    Sprint Ad Calls Again Breach Privacy Wishes, Consumer Says

    A Massachusetts man is accusing Sprint of violating his privacy by placing an automated advertising phone call to his cell phone despite his number being listed on the national “do not call” list, a practice the mobile phone company has already been punished for in the past, he said.

  • February 24, 2017

    Financial Cos. Slap Arby's With Suits Over Data Breach

    Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. was hit with at least three putative class actions in Georgia federal court Thursday and Friday for allegedly lax data security measures over point-of-sale systems that exposed the chain to a four-month-long data breach, according to court filings.

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