Livia Kiser

Livia Kiser

Loeb & Loeb LLP

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Lack of Federal Regulation in Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Leads to Litigation Risks

In recent years, consumers have become more focused on the potential for health risks associated with the use of chemicals and other ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products. Many consumers, however, may not...more

4/17/2014 - Chemicals Cosmetics FDA FDCA

CFPB Sues For-Profit College Giant ITT, Alleging Strategy of Abusive Lending Practices

After signaling its intention to crack down on deceptive marketing and predatory lending practices by for-profit colleges, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has filed its first enforcement action in this arena. The...more

3/14/2014 - CFPB Dodd-Frank Fair Lending Paying For College Predatory Lending Regulation Z Student Loans Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

FDA Refusal to Define "Natural" Leaves Food Manufacturers at Risk for More and Costlier Class Action Litigation and Looking for...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this month declined to weigh in on the issue of whether food products containing genetically modified ingredients can be labeled as "natural," refusing the request of three federal judges...more

2/3/2014 - Class Action FDA Food Labeling Food Manufacturers Food Safety GMO

The Elephant in the Room: Contingency Fees and the Future Of Coupon Settlements After In re HP Inkjet Printer Litigation

The Ninth Circuit’s May 15 ruling in In re HP Inkjet Printer Litigation could significantly limit the use of coupons in settlements, attorneys Michael Mallow and Livia Kiser say in this BNA Insight. The authors discuss the...more

8/5/2013 - Attorney's Fees Contingency Fees Fees Settlement

The Hard Stop On ‘Adventurous Innovation’ In Class Action Litigation: The United States Supreme Court’s Decision In Comcast v....

Comcast v. Behrend is the latest opinion issued by the U.S. Supreme Court interpreting and applying the procedural rules governing class actions set out in Federal Rule Civil Procedure 23. In order to obtain certification of...more

4/22/2013 - Class Action Class Certification Comcast Comcast v. Behrend Damages Defect Manifestation Rule 23 SCOTUS Whirlpool Whirlpool v Glazer

High Court Rules Pre-Certification Damages Stipulation Cannot Defeat Federal Jurisdiction Arising Under the Class Action Fairness...

In a much-anticipated ruling that could significantly restrict the efforts of class action plaintiffs and their lawyers to avoid litigating in federal court, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a named...more

3/27/2013 - Amount in Controversy CAFA Class Action Class Certification Damages Jurisdiction SCOTUS

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