By Emma Whitford and Diamond Naga Siu (January 3, 2021, 12:02 PM EST) -- The coming year will bring major U.S. Supreme Court fights focused on consumer protection, including one regarding Federal Trade Commission financial penalties, another concerning standing for damages in class actions, and an impending decision meant to clarify the definition of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Consumer protection attorneys and experts also are anticipating new class actions stemming from COVID-19 products such as masks and hand sanitizer, and all eyes are on New York as the state prepares to implement a new law strictly regulating automatic subscription renewal terms.
Here are some cases and trends to watch in 2021.
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