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FTC Takes Aggressive Action Against Internet Service Provider for Misrepresenting Internet Speeds

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the District Attorneys of Los Angeles County and Riverside County agreed to an order to settle claims against Frontier Communications Intermediate, LLC and its parent company,...more

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

CFPB plans to extend supervision to more Fintechs using dormant Dodd-Frank authority

Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has authority to require reports and conduct examinations with respect to large...more

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Litigation and Enforcement Impact of the SEC's Proposed Rules on Climate-Related Disclosure

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The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Proposed Rules on Climate-Related Disclosure, released March 21, 2022, represent a significant change in public company disclosure requirements and, if adopted, will have far-reaching...more

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The Progression of Cryptocurrency

On March 8, President Joe Biden directed federal agencies to coordinate their efforts at drafting cryptocurrency regulations in a first-of-its-kind executive order. According to a fact sheet accompanying the order, the...more

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

State Attorneys General NAAG About Consumer Protection

As we’ve discussed in recent posts, State Attorneys General often take positions on important consumer protection policy issues through a joint letter from the National Association of Attorneys General, often referred to as a...more

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Highly Evolved Intellectual Property Strategies for Protecting Consumer Products

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Product companies in the 21st century must be nimble and capable of fast execution. Competition has never been so fierce because of the proliferation of the global economy, including typical market competitors, former...more

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Why Climate Plaintiffs Are Filing Securities, Consumer Suits

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A growing trend has emerged in the ongoing effort to hold greenhouse gas emitters accountable for their contributions to global climate change. The first wave of climate change lawsuits in the U.S. against carbon majors —...more

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AG Office Staff – Ignore Them at Your Peril!

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This is the third in a series of articles by the Cozen O’Connor State AG team providing guidance on what corporate America needs to know in planning legal, regulatory and political strategies to anticipate and react to shifts...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

California and Georgia Reach Settlement with Rent-to-Own Companies

In two unrelated settlements, the California DFPI and Georgia attorney general each recently settled with rent-to-own companies. In the California settlement that was announced on January 10, the DFPI settled with a Los...more

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Fourth Circuit Rules That a Mortgage Servicer Can Be Liable for FDCPA Violations Even if Not Subject to the FDCPA

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Putative class action plaintiffs recently prevailed on appeal in a case involving mortgage servicing fees charged to Maryland borrowers. In doing so, the opinion opens the door for FDCPA liability for all mortgage servicing...more

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BACK TO BASICS, Continued—So What is the Difference Between Taking Assignment of an Installment Sales Contract as Opposed to a...

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I have written several times about Indirect Lending, whereby the Finance Company takes assignment of a retail installment sales contract. Recall that in indirect lending, the creditor that is responsible for making the...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

UK Complaints Commissioner Upholds Complaints Against UK Financial Conduct Authority's Compensation and Complaints Scheme

The U.K. Financial Regulators' Complaints Commissioner has published its final report upholding complaints from over 400 complainants concerning: (i) the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority's failures of regulation concerning...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

UK Regulator Drives Changes to Terms of Buy Now, Pay Later Firms

The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority has secured changes to the contracts of four Buy Now, Pay Later firms – Clearypay, Klarna, Laybuy and Openpay. Certain terms, including contract cancellations, continuous payment...more

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A Return to Substance: The 8th Public Commission Meeting Kicks Off Yet Another Mag-Moss Rulemaking

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Having recovered from the exceedingly lackluster seventh Federal Trade Commission (FTC) meeting, the two-hour eighth meeting had actual votes and a bit of drama. But be careful what you ask for. ...more

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Labs Agree to Refund Fees for Expedited COVID-19 Tests with Late Results

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New York AG Letitia James reached a settlement with private health labs ClearMD Health and Sameday Health to resolve allegations that they misrepresented turnaround times for COVID-19 test results in violation of New York’s...more

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Rent-A-Center Settles Allegations of Deceptive Marketing and Harassing Debt Collection Practices

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Georgia AG Chris Carr reached a settlement with rent-to-own retailer Rent-A-Center, Inc. to resolve allegations that it violated the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act, the Georgia Lease-Purchase Agreement Act, and the...more

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FTC Sends Refunds to Consumers Who Bought Fish Oil Supplements Marketed with Unproven Health Claims

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The FTC announced that it is refunding a total of $396,431 to more than 1,800 consumers nationwide as part of its final settlement with German multinational chemical company BASF SE, its U.S. subsidiary, and BASF-retained...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Californiafying New Jersey’s Consumer Protection Laws

Starting now, national advertisers and retailers may want to pay the same attention to legislative and judicial developments in New Jersey that they long have paid in California. New Jersey’s Governor, Phil Murphy, came...more

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DC AG Introduces “Stop Discrimination By Algorithms Act”

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On December 8, District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine transmitted the “Stop Discrimination by Algorithms Act of 2021 (Act)” for consideration and enactment by the Council of the District of Columbia. While...more

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

(Un) Check Your Checkboxes: States not Preempted by FECA

On January 26, Minnesota Federal District Court Judge John Tunheim dismissed a pending action for declaratory relief brought by WinRed, Inc., seeking to enjoin an ongoing consumer protection investigation brought by the...more

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Google Sued Over Consumer Location Data Collection

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The AGs of the District of Columbia, Indiana, Texas, and Washington sued Google LLC over allegations that it misled consumers with Google accounts on their ability to control how Google collects and uses their location data...more

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State AGs Urge FDA to Listen Up and Preserve The States’ Consumer Protection Authority

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On January 18, the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), urging the agency to expressly ensure that state attorneys general (State AGs) continue to have...more

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Class Action in EU Status of implementation of the Class Action Directive 2020/1828

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On November 25, 2020, the European Parliament approved DIRECTIVE (EU) 2020/1828 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers and repealing...more

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Stablecoins: some key regulatory and enforcement initiatives of US regulators

During the past few months, the US Treasury, the US banking agencies, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have pursued several regulatory or enforcement initiatives...more

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‘An Avalanche of Rulemakings’ – The FTC Gears Up for an Active 2022

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Privacy In Focus®- On December 10, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published its Annual Regulatory Plan for 2022 – the first under FTC Chair Lina Khan – noting that it “will consider developing both...more

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