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LPS Mortgage Monitor July 2013 Mortgage Performance Observations

The June Mortgage Monitor report released by Lender Processing Services (NYSE: LPS) found that the nearly 10 percent spike in the national delinquency rate reported in the company’s “First Look” at mortgage performance was...more

Newest Addition To CPSC’s Enforcement Toolbox

Recently, the Consumer Product Safety Commission obtained an unprecedented ruling when Administrative Law Judge Dean Metry granted leave to Craig Zucker in an administrative complaint against Maxfield and Oberton Holdings...more

President Signs H.R. 4367 Eliminating the Requirement of Exterior Fee Disclosure Signage on ATM’s

On December 20, 2012, President Obama signed H.R. Bill 4367, which became effective upon his signing of the bill, and which eliminates the mandatory requirement that signage be placed on the exterior of Automated Teller...more

Ninth Circuit rejects class action settlement, clarifies standards for cy pres remedies and plaintiff counsel's attorneys' fees

In the recently published decision Dennis v. Kellogg Company, No. 11-55674, 2012 WL 2870128 (9th Cir. July 13, 2012), the Ninth Circuit reversed the district court’s approval of a purported $10.64 million settlement between...more

U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issues Regulation Protecting Privileged Information from Waiver of Privilege

As discussed in our February 15, 2012, DechertOnPoint “Building Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Relationships,” a significant controversy has arisen as to whether supervised institutions providing privileged information...more

Illinois District Court Dismisses Action Based on Lack of Personal Jurisdiction Over Individual Corporate Officers

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois dismissed certain claims against individual defendants in a fraud suit, holding that it lacked personal jurisdiction over those defendants. The plaintiffs brought...more

Consumer Fraud Claims Between Merchants In Commercial Transactions

In my prior articles I’ve reviewed the dramatic changes in the law of late, where New Jersey courts have applied the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (“CFA”) in any number of circumstances beyond the consumer context. Opinions...more

MF Global - U.S. Update as of November 7, 2011

SIPC Trustee Takes First Steps to Thaw Frozen Customer Securities Accounts On November 4, 2011, the SIPC Trustee took his first steps toward transferring frozen customer securities accounts held by MF Global Inc....more

Whistleblower Must Provide Information to the SEC to State a Retaliation Claim Under Dodd-Frank

A New York federal district court recently ruled that, with limited statutorily defined exceptions, a whistleblower asserting private relation claims under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act must...more

Defense to Credit Card Collection Lawsuits And Account Actions Under Ohio Law

Defense to Credit Card Collection Lawsuits And Account Actions Under Ohio Law...more

Class Action Against Whole Foods for "Case Discount" Problems Certified by the Northern District of Ohio

Class Action Against Whole Foods for "Case Discount" Problems Certified by the Northern District of Ohio...more

George D. Johnson, et at., v. Gerald Betts & Donna Reuter

Respondents' Brief on Jurisdiction

Brief arguing the Florida Supreme Court does not have discretionary review jurisdiction over McKenzie v. Reuter, 9 So. 3d 770 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009), because it is completely consistent with both the First District’s opinion in...more

Johnson v. Betts

Answer Brief

Answer brief arguing individual nonresident defendants are subject to personal jurisdiction in Florida because, as officers and directors of nonresident parent corporation, they operated an illegal enterprise in Florida by...more

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