The First Circuit ruled Thursday that Cynosure Inc.'s insurer does not have to cover the manufacturer in a putative class action over its practice of sending so-called blast faxes to advertise its hair removal and skin rejuvenation products.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautioned a Kinetic Concepts Inc. subsidiary last week over its failure to properly respond to an inspection of the company's promotion of breast implant products and sponsorship of clinical studies, according to a regulatory filing Thursday.
A California federal judge on Tuesday refused to send back to state court a putative class action against Hewlett Packard Co., Costco Wholesale Corp. and others over a portable hard drive that allegedly doesn't operate as advertised.
A consumer slapped Oreck Corp. with a class action in Illinois federal court Tuesday, claiming the company falsely advertised that its Halo vacuum could substantially reduce the risk of flu and eliminate virtually all common germs and allergens.
A California federal judge on Wednesday denied Nutella maker Ferrero USA Inc.’s bid to transfer to New Jersey federal court a putative consumer class action claiming the company falsely marketed its popular spread as healthy for children.
Google Inc. said Tuesday that it has set aside $500 million to take care of a government investigation into its online advertising practices, slashing its net income for the first quarter of 2011 from $2.3 billion to $1.8 billion.
Listen, and ask the stupid question, says Thomas P. Hanrahan, head of the Sidley Austin LLP's Los Angeles litigation group and global co-chairman of the firm's complex commercial litigation practice.
Ten members of the U.S. House of Representatives asked the Food and Drug Administration on Friday to immediately issue a recall of hair-straightening products with high levels of formaldehyde that they say pose health risks for stylists and consumers.
Two women filed a putative class action in Pennsylvania last week claiming that LexisNexis Risk & Information Analytics Group Inc. labeled thousands of retail workers as thieves and distributed their personal data from a database in violation of federal law.
The British Bankers’ Association on Monday abandoned its fight to block retroactive regulations on personal payment insurance, as several U.K. banks — including Barclays PLC and HSBC Holdings PLC — put aside billions of pounds to settle related claims.
A California federal judge on Friday threw out a putative class action claiming Hewlett-Packard Co. knowingly sold and failed to offer warranty services for defective computers equipped with Nvidia Corp. chips, saying the plaintiffs’ claims were released by a settlement in a related case.
The U.S. Department of Transportation fined five airline ticket agents Friday for failing to adequately disclose to consumers that certain flights on their sites were being operated by a regional carrier on behalf of a major airline.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Friday he had obtained a temporary restraining order to block the sale of a dietary supplement that is allegedly being deceptively marketed to Hispanic consumers.
Hartford Fire Insurance Co. hit the owner of retailer Crate & Barrel with a lawsuit Thursday in Illinois to avoid covering the company in California putative class actions contending it wrongly requested customers' zip codes during credit card transactions.
The liquidating trustee of bankrupt Movie Gallery Inc. on Thursday reached a settlement in Virginia with all 50 states over the defunct movie rental chain’s hardnosed collection efforts and credit reporting campaign.
A nonprofit consumer advocacy group on Thursday urged the Federal Trade Commission to launch a probe into Google Inc.'s allegedly unfair and deceptive marketing of its cloud computing services to government entities.
Connecticut's attorney general on Thursday reached a settlement with CVS Caremark Corp. that prohibits the drugstore chain from selling expired merchandise, and rewards customers who find outdated products with a $2 coupon.
An Ohio federal judge on Wednesday mostly upheld a putative class action accusing The Procter & Gamble Co. of falsely claiming that its probiotic supplement Align promoted digestive health, nixing only an injunctive relief claim.
K&L Gates LLP has boosted its presence in Tokyo and beyond with the addition of 10 attorneys from Clifford Chance LLP, including three transactional, white collar and regulatory luminaries.
A House subcommittee on Wednesday advanced Republican-backed legislation that would amend the structure and scale back the power of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which is scheduled to launch in July.