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DOT Final Rule Requiring Refunds for Tickets and Ancillary Services

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After receiving thousands of comments and holding a rare public hearing, the Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a joint Final Rule (Rule) requiring the issuance of refunds for ancillary fees and tickets by domestic...more

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Senate introduces bipartisan legislation to give FERC retroactive refund authority under section 5 of the Natural Gas Act.

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On April 18, 2024, Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) introduced the Making Pipelines Accountable to Consumers and Taxpayers Act (“MPACT Act”) (S. 4171) that, if adopted, would grant FERC authority...more

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The State AG Report – 5.9.2024

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Here are curated AG and federal regulatory news stories highlighting key areas in which state and federal regulators’ decisions are having an impact across the US: • Republican AGs Seek to Unplug DOE’s Appliance Efficiency...more

Carlton Fields

Ninth Circuit Reverses Denial of Motion to Compel Arbitration

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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed a district court’s decision to deny a motion to compel arbitration in a case involving a request to refund the cost of airline tickets after a cancellation....more

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CFPB Enters Into Consent Order With Financial Technology Company

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On May 7, 2024, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it had entered into a consent order with a financial technology company, resolving allegations that the company committed unfair acts or practices...more

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CFPB Takes Action Against Fintech Company for Alleged Withholding of Consumer Refunds

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On May 7, 2024, the CFPB imposed a total of $4.6 million in redress and fines on the Company for allegedly withholding account-closure refunds to its consumers for an unreasonable amount of time....more

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Successful Restoration of a Voluntarily Dissolved BVI Co as a Company in Liquidation

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On 5 February 2024, the Honourable Justice Paul Webster granted a restoration order (the “Order”) pursuant to section 218A of the BVI Business Companies Act (Revised Edition 2020) (as amended) (the “Act”), declaring the...more

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Important Developments in Nationwide COVID-19 Tuition Refund Class Actions

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Four years after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, tuition refund class actions against universities have not slowed down. This Holland & Knight alert considers two recent court cases that will impact litigation strategy...more

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Wisconsin Shows Timeshare Exit Company the Exit

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Wisconsin AG Josh Kaul secured a judgment against Relief Solutions International, LLC (RSI) and its owners in a lawsuit alleging that the timeshare exit company violated Wisconsin consumer protection laws by misrepresenting...more

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Colorado’s Guidance on Annual Notice to Employees Regarding Available Income Tax Credits

In November 2023, the Colorado Department of Revenue’s (CDOR) Taxation Division issued guidance containing mandatory language to be included in notices provided to employees regarding available federal and state income tax...more

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Ongoing Battle Between Students and Universities Over Pandemic-era Campus Closures

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, hundreds of lawsuits (many styled as class actions) have been filed by college and university students seeking tuition and fee refunds due to campus closures during the Spring 2020 semester....more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

AI Gone Wild: Airline Has to Honor a Refund Policy Its Chatbot Fabricated

In a recent case brought in front of the Civil Resolution Tribunal (“CRT”) of British Columbia, Moffatt v. Air Canada, 2024 BCCRT 149, the CRT found in favor of an airline customer who relied on information about an airline’s...more

Pierce Atwood LLP

Part 4: Making a COVID-19 Tuition Suit Last

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We recently highlighted two Boston-based COVID-19 tuition refund class action suits, against Brandeis University and Boston College, and the impact of a provision in the Commonwealth’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget that grants...more

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Town of Uxbridge Refunds $1,171,633.60 in Community Impact Fees to Caroline’s Cannabis, LLC

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On December 23, 2023, the Town of Uxbridge entered into an Agreement for Judgment with retail marijuana licensee Caroline’s Cannabis, LLC to refund $1,171,633.60 in excess community impact fees paid to the town, which...more

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The Budget Saves Brandeis: An Update on COVID-19 Tuition Litigation

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In Part 2 of our series on our Massachusetts and Boston-based COVID-19 tuition refund class action suits, we reviewed the legal backdrop of this wave of class action litigation and explored some common pitfalls in...more

Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP

Courts surprisingly affirm insurance coverage to defend against economic loss

For parties facing class action lawsuits, where the class seeks to recover for economic losses, there may still be opportunities for insurance coverage. Thus, where economic losses arise out of the purchase of products that...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

FTC Settles with Cash-Advance Fintech for Alleged Deceptive and Discriminatory Practices

On January 23, the FTC entered into a settlement agreement with a cash-advance fintech app for $3 million over violations of the FTC Act, the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act (ROSCA), and ECOA....more

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Bad Intentions, Demanding a Refund, Leaving the Station, The Lord(stown) Giveth, and Poor Choice

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Celsius files intent to claw back certain pre-bankruptcy withdrawals| CoinTelegraph - On January 9, Celsius bankruptcy administrators notified creditors that account holders who took out more than $100,000 in the 90 days...more

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IRS Expands ERC Voluntary Disclosure Program to Employers Who Already Received Their Checks

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As previously reported by Miller Canfield, in October 2023 the IRS launched a withdrawal program for Employee Retention Credit (ERC) claims for employers who now doubt the validity of their claim. Unfortunately, employers who...more

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FTC Consumer Protection and Privacy December 2023 Spotlight

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On December 11, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it has obtained proposed orders against the operators of a purported wide-ranging scheme known as “The Sales Mentor” that allegedly made millions by falsely...more

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The Tide Shifts in California Covid Premium Refund Cases

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown orders, policyholders were driving less and insurance company severities and loss ratios were reduced. This resulted in a temporary increase in insurance company profits....more

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AGs Go After Timeshare Exit Companies over Allegedly Fraudulent Marketing

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Missouri AG Andrew Bailey filed a lawsuit against RSI, LLC and its owners (collectively, “RSI”), alleging that the timeshare-exit company violated the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act by making false promises and...more

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New York Department of Financial Services Reminds Auto Finance Companies to Credit Consumers for Ancillary Product Refunds

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If you cancel a service before your contract is up and you paid ahead of time, you probably expect a refund. For example, if you paid $600 for a year's worth of a service and cancelled nine months into the contract, you...more

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Another Day, Another Decision Interpreting Section 19 of the FTC Act

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The Seventh Circuit has once again weighed in on the scope of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) remedial authority. The case, FTC v. Credit Bureau Center, LLC, has had, in the words of the court, “a long and winding...more

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Ninth Circuit Joins Other Circuits in Refunding U.S. Trustee Fees

In earlier posts, the Red Zone has discussed the Supreme Court’s ruling in Siegel v. Fitzgerald, 142 S. Ct. 1770 (2022), which held that increased U.S. Trustee quarterly fees for large Chapter 11 debtors between 2018 and 2020...more

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