Can My Creditors Put me In Jail?
20 Things a Debt Collector Can't Do
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Why You Should Enter into a Payment Plan with a Junk Debt Buyer
Beginners Guide to Debt Collection Lawsuits by Portfolio Recovery Associates
Quick Guide to Stopping Collection Calls.
3 Proven Strategies to Get the Lowest Debt Settlement Possible
3 Proven Strategies for Dealing with a Midland Funding Lawsuit
BakerHostetler Partner Alan Friel Talks Big Data and Data Collection
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The TCPA: Deep Dive: Details, Class Actions, Regulations, and Defense Strategies
The TCPA: Basics, Targeted Industries, and Trends
A Moment of Simple Justice - The ABA's Priorities
Class Actions News - Deborah Renner on Dart Cherokee Basin v. Owens
Polsinelli Podcasts - Class Action Lawsuits: What to do When the Claim Arrives
Blecker: GM Recalls Show Need for Harsher Penalties for "Red Collar" Criminals
Polsinelli Podcast - FDA Proposed Changes to Food Labels and What it May Mean for Manufacturers
Manufacturers, Importers and Retailers Must Take Action Following DTSC Reveal of Priority Products
Doing Business in California, Proposition 65, the California Green Chemical Initiative and the Rigid Plastic Packaging Regulations
Polsinelli Podcast - Food Safety Modernization Act
KIND LLC faces challenges from FDA on its labeling claims.
KIND LLC, a New York-based natural foods company, says it is working closely with the FDA to address issues raised by the agency in a warning letter over label...more
On Feb. 25, 2015, nearly two years after argument, the South Carolina Supreme Court directed entry of a $136 million judgment against Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. These civil penalties stemmed from a suit brought by the...more
On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has reopened the comment period for its proposed rule on generic drug labeling. It has also scheduled a day-long public meeting to hear comments and...more
New group emerges to oppose sale of GMO foods nationwide.
A new nonprofit organization, U.S. Right to Know, seeks to publicize alleged harms of GMO food and to require disclosure by manufacturers of such ingredients....more
About a year ago on November 15, 2013, Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) was declared invalid on constitutional grounds. The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC), in its wisdom, deferred the effect of this order...more
Food companies are asking whether they can gain compensation from the United States government after a product recall. While the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) does provide for the possibility, a recent ruling by...more
Vermont AG defends the state’s GMO statute.
On August 8, the Vermont attorney general filed a motion to dismiss a case brought by food trade groups against the state’s newly enacted statute requiring GMO foods be...more
In January and April, this space took a look at the growing patchwork of state proposals for regulating the labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients (GMOs). As posited here in April, the recent surge in such...more
The SEC largely prevailed in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in a suit changing the Rules promulgated by the agency under Dodd-Frank regarding conflict minerals. National Association of Manufacturers v. SEC, No.. 13-5252...more
In This Issue:
- Recent Significant Developments and Rulings
..Court Denies Class Certification in Class Action Suit Against Ben & Jerry’s
..FDA Declines to Revise Policy on “Natural” Food Labels
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
The programming at the ABA Consumer Financial Services Committee meeting included an excellent panel discussion addressing whether the creation of the CFPB and the appointment of Director Richard Cordray were Constitutional....more
Earlier this week, we wrote about Charvat v. First National Bank of Wahoo, a case pending before the Eighth Circuit that raises the question whether a plaintiff has Article III standing to sue for an alleged statutory...more
Among the more interesting developments discussed in our webinar last week on the CFPB’s amicus program was the appeal currently pending before the Eighth Circuit in Charvat v. First National Bank of Wahoo, a case that raises...more
The CFPB has filed a motion to dismiss in State National Bank of Big Spring, Texas, et al. v. Geithner, et al., the case currently pending in federal district court in Washington, D.C. that includes a challenge to President...more
Three states have joined a lawsuit to challenge the constitutionality of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), a Dodd-Frank-created regulatory body headed by the Treasury secretary. The panel, composed of top...more
The latest developments in the fight over the use of eminent domain to seize underwater mortgages in California and elsewhere have important implications for lenders nationwide.
The debate over the use of eminent domain...more
On September 20, the Attorneys General (AGs) of Michigan, Oklahoma, and South Carolina joined an earlier-filed lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that challenges aspects of the Dodd-Frank Act,...more
This past Thursday, June 21, 2012, the State National Bank of Big Spring (“National Bank’”), the Competitive Enterprise Institute (“CEI”), and the 60 Plus Association, Inc. (“the Association”), filed suit against the Consumer...more
Last Thursday, amidst an inordinate amount of deliberately sought publicity, a lawsuit was filed challenging the constitutionality of the CFPB itself, of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), as well as that of...more
Deze beslissing en de hiervoor gepubliceerde beslissing van het CBb (12 oktober 2011, LJN: BW0616, gepubliceerd onder nr. 136) zien beide op de toepassing van artikel 8:29 Awb. KPN stelde beroep in bij het CBb tegen een...more
The CFPB’s participation in a memorandum brief filed by the Department of Justice in support of the constitutionality of a provision of the Fair Credit Reporting Act is the most recent example of the CFPB’s activist approach....more
On May 8, the FTC announced that it had joined the CFPB and the DOJ to file a brief supporting the constitutionality of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The brief was filed in a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the...more
The Massachusetts federal court overseeing multidistrict litigation against 11 beverage companies, including Coca-Cola Co. and Del Monte Corp., alleging that their fruit juices contained trace amounts of lead, dismissed the...more
Readers with connections to Mexico may wish to take note that in March, 2012, enabling legislation will take effect permitting class action litigation in this southern neighbor.
While Mexico’s Consumer Protection Law had...more
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