At its open meeting on May 16, 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission will vote on the final interpretative rule for disruptive trading practices under Section 747 of the Dodd-Frank Act. That order should be of...more
In March, the Federal Trade Commission issued updated advertising guidelines to take into account the challenges created by the rapid growth of mobile and online advertising platforms, particularly small screen size and other...more
Not much beats the ancient Greek House of Atreus for dramatic gore: infanticide, patricide, fratricide, filicide, matricide, cannibalism, incest and about every other horror which can befall one family occurs in the various...more
The European Commission has published legislative proposals that would make EU anti-dumping and anti-subsidy instruments more efficient and better adapted to shield EU producers from unfair practices. Specifically, the...more
Originally published in BNA’s Banking Report, 100 BBR 617 on 04/02/2013.
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In 2012, the federal banking agencies, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (‘‘FDIC’’), Office...more
The new mandatory regulations regarding foreclosures, recently developed by the Illinois Supreme Court, went into effect on Match 1st. The rules came about due to the deceptive practices that judges observed as well as the...more
Plaintiff operates a website called Community College Review. It received multiple cease and desist letters, which escalated in the severity of their threats, from counsel for certain institutions about which routine,...more
On March 15, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California approved a lender’s settlement with a class of borrowers who claimed that the bank suspended or reduced borrower home equity lines of credit...more
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) period of grace concerning the use of unfair contract terms in standard form consumer contracts is over. Following an industry review which prompted some businesses...more
In this presentation:
- What is the CFPB?
- What does the CFPB Cover?
- What Laws and Regulations does the CFPB Enforce?
- CFPB Supervision and Examinations
- CFPB Enforcement...more
The Federal Trade Commission recently announced that it has approved a final order settling charges against Compete, Inc., a Boston-based web analytics company. Compete, Inc. sells reports on consumer browsing behavior to...more
Once again, the FTC has completed a major enforcement action against the illegal use of robocalls, a form of prerecorded, computerized telemarketing calls. This time, the action resulted in a $1.1 million civil penalty...more
Class action defense practitioners routinely face uphill battles on the issue of individualized defenses for class members. However, these arguments should not be overlooked as tools to defeat class certification. Lipton v....more
Global Payments, which processes credit card transactions, announced on March 30, 2012 that an unauthorized person gained access to a portion of its processing system. Global Payments later disclosed that Track 2 data (card...more
On September 25, 2012, the Middle Section of the Tennessee Court of Appeals issued an opinion confirming that foreclosure proceedings cannot serve as the basis for a Tennessee Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) claim. ...more
In May 2012, we reported that the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia had found Google had engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct when it displayed a number of advertisements in sponsored links as part of its...more
In This Issue:
Digital Dividend Auction One Step Closer; ACMA consults on future arrangements in the 28/31 GHz bands; ACMA consults on 800MHz, 1800MHz and 2 GHz bands; ACCC to appeal TPG decision about ADSL2+...more
A federal Magistrate has recommended dismissal with prejudice of all of the cardholder plaintiffs’ claims against payment processor Global Payments, Inc. in a widely-reported data breach case....more
On February 5, two Standard & Poor’s entities filed a declaratory judgment action in the Southern District of South Carolina seeking to bar the South Carolina Attorney General from suing S&P under South Carolina’s Unfair...more
Many cities and municipalities have non-emergency “hotlines” designed to provide access to non-urgent municipal services (e.g., tree trimming, dead animal removal, sidewalk repair)....more
The developer of the popular Path social networking app for mobile devices has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived users by collecting their personal information without their consent. As part...more
IBM has launched an assault against Virginia-based competitor, Computer Sciences Corporation, charging it with instituting a raid on its Finance Department through a departed IBM executive, Christopher Greiner.
It only took a couple of lawsuits for Subway to figure out the math: If you offer “footlong” sandwiches to customers, they are going to expect – and eventually demand – 12 inches of food.
The restaurant chain has been...more
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently affirmed a judgment against three individual defendants finding that the district court correctly used net revenue to calculate damages. Defendant-appellants were...more
On January 15, the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District held that an auto buyer need not plead actual damages to sustain a claim under the state’s auto finance act, and that there is no statutory...more
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