The five banks that agreed to February's national mortgage settlement have so far provided more than $26.11 billion in relief to troubled borrowers, including just over $6.3 billion in principal reductions, the settlement's monitor said in a Monday report.
The former president of a banking education company told a Pennsylvania federal judge Monday that her former co-workers claimed ownership of her LinkedIn profile after she was fired in 2011 in order to take advantage of her contacts and reputation in the field.
Three Democratic House lawmakers and a group of former government officials last week shot back at Verizon Inc.'s argument to the D.C. Circuit that the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules violate the First Amendment, claiming that this contention would block a broad range of necessary regulations.
A Washington state federal judge on Thursday tossed a proposed class action alleging Amazon.com Inc. used Internet cookies to gather users’ personal information without their permission to boost ad sales and company profits, saying the parties have reached a settlement.
The U.S. Department of Justice reached a $15.5 million settlement with the First Bank of Delaware to resolve claims that the bank defrauded consumers by allowing countless debit transactions worth more than $100 million to go through without proper authorization, the agency announced Monday.
A California federal judge on Friday granted the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau a preliminary injunction against Gordon Law Firm PC and two loan processing companies in a suit over an alleged loan modification scam, barring them from misrepresenting services or destroying records of their business practices.
A disgruntled InCharge Debt Solutions customer asked a Virginia federal judge on Friday to reconsider class claims in her suit alleging Capital One Bank NA used the credit counselor as a “puppet” to overcharge customers, arguing that new evidence reveals InCharge's customer agreement does not contain an arbitration clause.
Dish Network LLC on Friday asked an Illinois judge to declare that Travelers Property Casualty Co. of America must defend it from a government suit saying it illegally solicited consumers on the national Do Not Call Registry.
An NRG Energy Inc. unit asked a Pennsylvania state judge Wednesday to toss a class action alleging it used deceptive advertising to con prospective customers into switching their electricity provider before jacking up prices, saying that its contract indicates that rates are variable.
A California federal judge on Friday refused to back down from his decision last month to grant a new trial to Playtex Products Inc. after rival Munchkin Inc. secured a $13.5 million jury verdict for Playtex's alleged false marketing of diaper disposal products.
Alston & Bird LLP has lured a former Fulbright & Jaworski LLP class action litigator who defends clients in employment, false advertising and privacy suits to its Los Angeles office, the firm said Friday.
A California federal judge on Friday approved Google Inc.'s contested $23 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over alleged consumer privacy violations, calling the deal fair, adequate and reasonable.
A pair of Abiomed Inc. investors sued the cardiac-device maker in Massachusetts federal court Friday, claiming the company lied about a U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigation into ad campaigns for one of its products, which artificially inflated stock values before they plummeted as word of the probe got out.
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Friday warned Wells Fargo Bank NA to halt a policy temporarily suspending mortgage relief applications in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, calling the policy “unconscionable” and a likely violation of February’s historic $25 billion national mortgage settlement.
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed a bipartisan House of Representatives bill to reauthorize online fraud enforcement provisions that allow the Federal Trade Commission to share information with foreign counterparts in order to combat cross-border fraud, spyware and spam attacks.
AmeriGas Propane LP reached a settlement with the operator of consumer complaint website "Pissed Consumer" in Pennsylvania federal court Thursday, ending a suit that alleged the site used AmeriGas' trademark to confuse consumers into clicking ads for the company's rivals.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Friday freed mortgage lenders from implementing new disclosures related to escrow accounts, foreclosure liabilities and partial payments until the agency finalizes other rules aimed at streamlining mortgage disclosures, a move designed to ease worries about confusion in the marketplace.
A Virginia federal judge on Thursday dismissed class allegations that Capital One Bank NA and nonprofit credit counselor InCharge Debt Solutions illegally worked together to overcharge customers, ruling that either unique personal circumstances or an arbitration agreement the named plaintiff may have signed prevents her from representing a class.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Thursday pushed the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice to detail the methods they used to obtain private electronic communications during a cyberstalking investigation that uncovered an extramarital affair between resigned CIA Director David Petraeus and his biographer.
A California judge on Thursday tossed a proposed class action accusing Unilever United States Inc. of falsely marketing butter substitute products as “light,” saying the label can be applied fairly as compared to butter and not just to regular versions of the substitute products.