H&R Block Inc.'s suit alleging its excess insurer must cover the settlement of a false advertising suit brought by competitor Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. was removed Tuesday to Missouri federal court, which will decide whether H&R Block withheld essential information from the insurer.
A government watchdog group asked the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday to cancel News Corp.'s Fox broadcast licenses because of "significant character deficiencies," pointing to a recent finding by British lawmakers that top-level executives willfully ignored widespread phone hacking by employees.
Costco Wholesale Corp. was targeted with a putative class action in California state court Tuesday accusing the retail warehouse company of violating state privacy law by recording customer phone calls without their consent, including calls in which consumers allegedly divulged personal information.
Consumer Watchdog asked the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday to hand over all documents related to its probe into Google Inc.'s collection of private data through its Street View program, following revelations that Google might have known about the practice.
GMAC Mortgage LLC was hit Monday with a putative class suit in New York alleging it received kickbacks from a hazard insurer that forced homeowners to obtain expensive policies, joining the ranks of top lenders to face such claims.
An Illinois appeals court on Tuesday denied Abbott Laboratories Inc.'s bid to move to another county a putative class action stemming from a $382 million government settlement over Abbott's Medicare fraud in the sale and marketing of nutrition products for patients with problems ingesting meals.
A California bill that would prohibit banks from completing a foreclosure sale if they have already approved a homeowner’s short sale application in writing gained the unanimous support of a state assembly panel on Monday.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Tuesday vowed to continue to investigate State Farm Lloyds Inc.'s recent proposal to deny renewed coverage to 11,000 Gulf Coast homeowners despite the insurer's lawsuit protesting the civil subpoenas.
Crayola LLC will provide refunds to customers and pay $950,000 in attorneys' fees and costs under a settlement approved Friday, ending a class action claiming the company deceptively marketed its Washable Colored Bubbles as "washable" when the product left long-lasting stains.
A U.K. parliamentary committee's recent findings that top-level executives at News Corp. willfully ignored evidence of widespread phone hacking and bribery at its British newspapers highlight a culture of intentional ignorance that could bolster U.S. prosecutors' foreign corruption and wiretapping actions against the company as well as its employees, attorneys say.
Targeting a worldwide web of red tape, President Barack Obama on Tuesday issued an executive order seeking to standardize international regulations, winning cheers from the business community.
Fees that banks charge for use of their debit cards have been nearly halved since the Federal Reserve Board’s debit card fee restrictions — mandated by the so-called Durbin Amendment to the Dodd-Frank Act — went into effect in October, the central bank said Tuesday.
Federal Housing Finance Agency Acting Director Edward J. DeMarco on Tuesday rejected allegations from congressional Democrats that the agency hid studies showing that cutting the amount underwater homeowners owed on their mortgages would save taxpayers money.
The Seventh Circuit on Tuesday axed an injunction against class actions accusing Sears Roebuck & Co. of deceptively marketing faulty dryers, citing the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Smith v. Bayer.
A California federal judge granted class certification Friday to a group of plaintiffs alleging Experian Information Solutions Inc. disclosed consumers’ credit reports to a towing debt collection company in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Head USA Inc. and affiliate Penn Racquet Sports Inc. fired off a false advertising suit against Dunlop International Ltd. in Connecticut federal court Monday alleging that Dunlop's claims about its tennis ball market hold, including that its product is the "World's No. 1 Ball," are misleading and must be barred.
Medical testing company Millennium Laboratories Inc. accused rival Ameritox Ltd. of trademark infringement and unfair competition in California federal court Monday, opening up yet another front in a heated legal war over alleged kickbacks to doctors and false marketing campaigns.
Drugmaker Chattem Inc. was struck with a putative class action Friday in California federal court accusing the company of falsely marketing its over-the-counter Dexatrim-brand weight loss pills as safe and effective while actively concealing a cancer-causing chemical ingredient.
Chicago-area hospital network NorthShore University HealthSystem was hit Monday with a proposed consumer class action by Illinois residents who allege the company refused to bill their insurance following a motor vehicle accident and instead tried to snag a cut of their personal injury settlements.
A California appeals court on Monday revived a putative class action claiming Pacific Bell Telephone Co. violated service agreements by including unauthorized charges on telephone bills, ruling the California Public Utilities Commission did not hold exclusive jurisdiction over the dispute.