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Food and Beverage News and Trends

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. - Citizen petition filed for hummus standard of identity. A citizen’s...more

Industry, Members of Congress Take Action on FTC Process

As the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) continues to flex its consumer protection muscles by bringing numerous administrative lawsuits, industry and members of Congress are questioning whether there is a level playing field...more

FDA Regulations on the Horizon for Billion Dollar E-Cigarette Industry

In September, 40 state attorneys general wrote to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asking the agency to take all available measures to issue regulations on the advertising, ingredients, and sale to minors of...more

Has the FTC Met Its Match?

Companies across the Country should be following the Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) civil suit brought against Wyndham Worldwide Corporation and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC (“Wyndham”) entitled Federal Trade...more

Wyndham Case Challenges FTC’s Authority Over Cybersecurity

Over the past decade the Federal Trade Commission has brought cybersecurity enforcement actions against various private companies, imposing tens of millions of dollars in monetary penalties and requiring companies to maintain...more

New FTC Commissioner Prioritizes Transparency in Enforcement

New Federal Trade Commission Commissioner Joshua D. Wright explained at a recent ABA Antitrust Meeting that his top priorities were to develop a more transparent and evidence-based approach to FTC Section 5 enforcement and to...more

2013 Outlook for Credit Counseling: A Legal and Regulatory Perspective

Originally published in "The Independent Counselor" - January 2013. As the start of 2013 is upon us, nonprofit credit counseling agencies will be trying to anticipate the needs of their communities, by knowing what to...more

FTC Report On Interchange Fees Addresses Community Banks

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act amended the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, or EFTA, to restrict interchange fees and to prohibit exclusive networks for debit card transactions. The Federal Trade...more

EPIC: Hearing on FTC Nominee Should Address FTC's Settlement Process for Privacy Violations

In a letter to the Senate Commerce Committee, EPIC has recommended that Congress require the Federal Trade Commission to consider more carefully the public's views on proposed privacy settlements. EPIC also recommended that...more

CFPB and FTC Target Mortgage Advertising

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") and the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") have targeted mortgage advertising and marketing in a joint "sweep." Just prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, the CFPB and FTC...more

Consumer Prices, Nominal Retail Trade, Real Retail Trade (Italy, 2001-2012)

Tra il Gennaio 2001 e il Settembre 2012, sono poste a confronto le seguenti tre serie: 1) Commercio al dettaglio a valori nominali; 2)Prezzi al consumo (indice armonizzato Europa, HICP); 3) Commercio al dettaglio in...more

Employers Must Update FCRA-Required Forms

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released new regulations requiring employers to update forms mandated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by January 1, 2013. The changes consist primarily of...more

UK Launches Motor Insurance Market Investigation

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has referred the UK’s private motor insurance market to the Competition Commission (CC) for an-depth investigation because it suspects that the market may not be working well for motorists. It...more

New FCRA Forms Take Effect January 1, 2013

Employers must adopt new Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) forms by January 1, 2013, in light of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 shifting FCRA rulemaking authority from the Federal Trade...more

No shortage of enforcement targets for CFPB and FTC

David Vladeck, the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission, spoke at a program entitled “Applying Long-Standing FTC Standards to New Technology” held this past Friday at the American Bar...more

FTC Submits Staff Comments on CFPB’s Proposed Prepaid Card Regulation

On July 30, the FTC released staff comments submitted in response to the CFPB’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the regulation of prepaid cards. The CFPB issued the Notice in May, noting its intention to...more

Advertising News & Analysis - June 21, 2012

In this issue: - Venable Secures Top Chambers USA, Legal 500 Honors - CFPB Launches Consumer Complaint Database, Shuffles Senior Management - Federal Judge Gives Supplement Company Daniel Chapter One A...more

Native American tribal payday lending continues to spark debate

Native American tribal payday lending is on the radar screens of the CFPB and the FTC, as reflected in recent comments from CFPB Director Richard Cordray and FTC Commissioner Julie Brill. More specifically, the agencies have...more

Navigating a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Investigation and Enforcement Action

As the one-year anniversary of the start of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or the “Bureau”) approaches, look for a fundamental shift in press coverage about the Bureau, as information about its initial...more

FTC Affirms Holder in Due Course Rule

On May 10, the FTC released an advisory opinion affirming that the Holder in Due Course Rule does not limit or preclude a consumer’s right to recovery other than to restrict awards to monies paid under a contract. The opinion...more

UK government consults on Radical Proposals to Promote Antitrust Damages Actions

The UK's Department for Business, Innovation and Skills ("BIS") is seeking views on how to boost antitrust damages actions. As stated in the consultation document, "Research by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) shows that...more

New FTC Report Recommends Changes to United States Privacy Law

On March 26, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued its final report on consumer privacy in the United States, entitled Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change:Recommendations for Businesses and...more

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: An Update on Selected Initiatives

In This Presentation: - Selected CFPB Initiatives ..“Larger Participant” Proposed Rule ..CFPB/FTC Memorandum of Understanding ..Confidentiality and Privilege ..Supervision and Examination Manual - More...more

FTC Unveils Its Privacy Framework

The Federal Trade Commission has just issued its long-awaited final report revealing its framework on privacy, “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change – Recommendations for Businesses and Policymakers.” The...more

FTC Finalizes Consumer Privacy Recommendations, Notes Mobile Issues

On March 26, the FTC released an anticipated report on consumer privacy, calling on all companies to adopt certain practices to protect consumers’ private information. The final report outlines three basic principles: (i)...more

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