A federal judge in Pennsylvania on Monday left intact much of a proposed class action against Citi Mortgage Inc. and two other companies accused of bungling foreclosure proceedings against homeowners amid the housing market’s collapse.
Taco Bell Corp. can't be held vicariously liable for an allegedly unlawful text message marketing campaign conducted by an association of Chicago-area Taco Bell owners, a California federal judge said Monday in a ruling that wrapped up a putative class action.
A California panel on Monday decided to hold off on voting on a bill seeking to create safety and performance rules for operating driverless vehicles made by Google Inc. and other companies, after opponents raised liability and privacy concerns.
The Electronic Privacy Information Center on Thursday urged U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend a system for profiling travelers to assess terrorism threats, saying it skirts protections afforded by the Privacy Act of 1974 and lacks appropriate data security safeguards.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Sanofi-Aventis US LLC on Friday removed to federal court a California county's suit accusing the drugmakers of deceptively marketing their blockbuster blood thinner Plavix, causing government health care providers to overpay for the drug.
Whole Foods Market Inc. on Friday sought to stop its deposition in a putative class action accusing Skinny Girl Cocktails LLC of falsely marketing margaritas as “all natural,” saying as a holding company, it has no input in the day-to-day operations of Whole Foods stores.
The latest legislative effort to create a national data breach security and notification standard, introduced Thursday in the U.S. Senate, is likely to win support from businesses but face opposition from states whose stricter data protection laws would be preempted.
A California federal judge Monday dismissed fraud and deceptive advertising claims from a class action accusing Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Co. and others of illegally marketing life insurance policies as investments, saying the plaintiff must amend his complaint to escape time limitations.
Wells Fargo Bank NA has agreed to settle for $7 million a proposed class action alleging a predatory lending scheme that involved charging “bogus and illegal” fees on high-cost mortgage loans, according to a motion filed in Missouri federal court Monday.
A Washington federal judge on Friday nixed state consumer protection and privacy claims brought by a proposed class of customers alleging Microsoft Corp.’s software illegally tracked their locations, but allowed the suit to go forward on federal Stored Communications Act claims.
The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it would consider whether its Dukes ruling meant substantive class questions must be answered before certifying a group of Philadelphia-area cable subscribers accusing Comcast Corp. of monopolistic behavior, a determination that could affect all class actions.
Kraft Foods Global Inc. and subsidiary Nabisco Inc. pushed back Friday against a consumer class action alleging that a version of Wheat Thins crackers was falsely advertised as containing 100 percent whole grains, telling a California federal judge the claims were preempted by federal standards.
Democrats in California's state legislature have introduced a draft bill that would reform the state's mortgage industry in an effort to combat a continuing spate of foreclosures in the state, lawmakers announced Friday.
A Florida federal judge on Thursday certified a class of Capital One NA account holders in multidistrict litigation accusing the banking company of illegally manipulating debit card transactions to collect hundreds of millions of dollars in excessive overdraft fees, in violation of its contracts and state consumer protection laws.
A European Commission official on Thursday urged a working group charged with crafting a global do-not-track standard to ensure that the solution clearly explains the technology to users, adding to a chorus of regulators and lawmakers seeking to influence the ongoing self-regulatory process.
Emergency responders in New Jersey would be barred from photographing those they are helping or disclosing photographs of such victims without their consent under privacy legislation that the state's Assembly overwhelmingly approved Thursday.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration told Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB to stop publishing allegedly misleading advertisements for their anemia treatment and cancer-related mucositis drugs, respectively, according to letters made public Thursday.
The Government Accountability Office on Friday said the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services must strengthen its policies for helping entities protect Medicare beneficiaries’ prescription drug use information and for auditing those entities’ compliance with security requirements.
The D.C. Circuit resurrected a former assistant U.S. attorney's Privacy Act case Friday, giving him a second shot at ferreting out the source of leaked information to the Detroit Free Press regarding a U.S. Department of Justice probe into his alleged prosecutorial misconduct.
The Massachusetts Supreme Court on Friday found that lenders can foreclose on homeowners in the state even without possession of a mortgage note, overturning a lower court decision and allowing banks and other mortgage holders to breath a collective sigh of relief.