Healthy food maker Bear Naked Inc. was hit with a putative class action Wednesday in California federal court accusing the company of misleading consumers by labeling products with synthetic ingredients as "100 percent pure and natural."
The Federal Communications Commission released the final version of its controversial net neutrality rules Friday, revealing that the regulation aimed at prohibiting the discriminatory treatment of Internet traffic will become effective Nov. 20.
Netflix Inc. asked its users Thursday to help lobby Congress to change the Video Privacy Protection Act, a law it says prevents it from linking user accounts with Facebook and the same law Netflix is accused of violating in recent class actions.
The Missouri House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill Friday that would repeal controversial language in the state's so-called Facebook law that bars teachers from having private conversations with students on social networking sites.
A California homeowner slapped Aurora Loan Services LLC with a putative class action Wednesday, accusing the company of illegally selling off homes through foreclosure by hiding the fact it has taken over as the creditor on mortgages for those properties.
Canadian competition regulators announced Thursday that five people and four Montreal-based companies were facing criminal charges over an allegedly deceptive telemarketing operation that generated more than $172 million in sales and targeted businesses in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Central America.
Adaptive Marketing LLC on Wednesday lost its bid to force arbitration of a putative class action in Washington state accusing it and Intelius Inc. of deceiving consumers by automatically enrolling them in a sex offender report subscription program when they bought other reporting services.
A Care 1st Health Plan member launched a proposed class action in California state court Wednesday accusing the managed care organization of failing to encrypt members' private medical information on a computer disk that was misplaced.
In a bid to dismiss Highmark Inc.'s false advertising and breach of contract suit, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on Thursday argued that the insurer had failed to describe any false statements it had made as part of an alleged campaign to steal Highmark's customers.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Jones will be significant because it will address the ongoing debate over whether traditional concepts of privacy should be modified to take account of technological changes, says Matthew Berry, a partner with Patton Boggs LLP specializing in technology, communications and privacy issues.
Courts and regulators are likely to expand traditional false advertising law to cover the purchase of misleading online keywords, as they continue to grapple with a new breed of cases accusing advertisers of electronically linking unsubstantiated descriptive words to their products, attorneys say.
A former executive of camera equipment company Band Pro Film & Digital Inc. pled guilty Thursday in California federal court to hacking into his ex-boss' email shortly after moving to a rival vendor.
Two more men were indicted in Illinois federal court Wednesday for their roles in a two-year time-share resale scam that prosecutors say swindled more than 22,000 people out of roughly $30 million.
A Kansas federal judge on Thursday gave preliminary approval to an amended settlement class regarding defendant Costco Wholesale Corp. in a multidistrict litigation alleging deceptive retail practices for selling fuel at a specified price without adjusting for temperature.
The National Automobile Dealers Association on Thursday sued the Federal Trade Commission in Washington federal court, claiming the commission's rules implementing credit score disclosure requirements went beyond Congress' intent in the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
A pair of Texas consumers allege in a putative class action removed to federal court Thursday that Home Depot USA Inc. and its supplier have conspired to falsely market terra-cotta tiles made from foreign clays as authentic Saltillo tiles.
A California judge on Thursday dismissed class claims that Facebook Inc. violated state laws by posting ads featuring the names and likenesses of minor users without first getting their parents’ permission, finding the allegations were preempted by federal law.
A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Thursday that Maryland Casualty Co. and Cumberland Mutual Fire Insurance Co. had no duty to cover an $8 million settlement between Express Products Inc. and a class of businesses that said they were bombarded by unwanted faxes.
A New York bankruptcy judge on Thursday refused to approve bankrupt Borders Group Inc.'s plan to sell its intellectual property to former rival Barnes & Noble Inc. for $13.9 million, citing privacy concerns related to the transfer of customer lists.
StubHub Inc. and the Philadelphia Phillies were hit with a putative class action in California federal court last week accusing the companies of unfairly withholding the original value of tickets bought through StubHub's resale marketplace.