The Electronic Privacy Information Center on Wednesday asked the Federal Trade Commission to release a privacy report Google Inc. recently submitted to the agency, saying the public should be able to review it before the search giant changes its privacy policies on March 1.
The European Parliament on Thursday rejected a proposal to allow nutrition labels to use precise percentages to claim foods contain less sugar, salt or fat than older versions, finding the comparisons could confuse consumers.
The maker of TheraMax cold and flu relief products was asked Monday to cough up damages in a California class action alleging the treatments do not alleviate users' symptoms, contrary to the company's marketing claims.
Federal authorities have charged 12 people with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft for their alleged roles in a $250 million cellphone cloning scheme, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday in New York federal court.
Twelve law schools, including Chicago-Kent College of Law, Brooklyn Law School and Pace University School of Law, were hit with class actions Wednesday alleging they fraudulently inflated postgraduate employment and salary statistics in order to recruit students.
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., introduced a bill Tuesday in the U.S. House of Representatives that would require the government-sponsored housing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to reduce the principal on millions of loans they own or that they guarantee.
A Florida federal judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a proposed class action accusing Publix Super Markets Inc. of charging customers hidden fees to use ATMs, ruling the claims were detailed enough to allow the suit to move forward.
The California Senate on Tuesday passed legislation that would require debt buyers to verify the validity of a debt and ensure their collection efforts are directed toward the proper debtor for the right amount before obtaining a default judgment in collection suits.
Federal banking regulators on Wednesday told lawmakers that a bill that would set up an independent ombudsman for bank examinations would undermine their ability to properly examine banks and add an unnecessary layer of bureaucracy to the banking regulatory system.
King & Spalding LLP has expanded its Atlanta office by adding two former McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP partners specializing in consumer class action, securities, intellectual property and technology law, the firm said Wednesday.
Oregon on Wednesday decided to join a proposed $25 billion settlement under negotiation by multiple states and major banks accused of fraudulent foreclosure practices and other mortgage abuses, breaking with a pair of states that recently rejected the controversial deal.
President Barack Obama's recess appointments to the federal labor and consumer protection agencies violate the U.S. Constitution's division of powers and will undermine both economic certainty and the powers of the agencies themselves, a Utah senator said Wednesday.
A London court on Wednesday ordered private investigator Glenn Mulcaire to reveal who at News Corp.'s defunct tabloid News of the World hired him to hack into actor Steve Coogan's phone.
A Texas federal judge ruled Monday that Chubb Custom Insurance Co. is not obligated to cover CSA Nutraceuticals GP LLC in a class action alleging that Shape Up nutritional supplements, endorsed by television show host Dr. Phil, didn't help consumers lose weight as advertised.
European Union institutions are following data protection regulations more closely than they were a few years ago, but they still need to demonstrate more commitment to compliance, an EU privacy watchdog said Monday.
A Washington federal judge on Tuesday ruled that a proposed class of American Express credit-card holders should arbitrate their dispute with American Express Travel Related Services Inc. over personal financial information allegedly sent to American Express call centers overseas.
The Fourth Circuit ruled Monday that the U.S. did not violate the Privacy Protection Act by searching a photojournalist's home as part of its investigation into criminal activity during a demonstration against the International Monetary Fund.
Los Angeles immigration law firm Reeves & Associates PLC on Monday sued State Farm General Insurance Co., claiming the insurance giant failed to honor a policy covering employee dishonesty after an employee downloaded firm documents containing trade secrets and private client information.