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Wiley Consumer Protection Download (July 16, 2024)

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Welcome to Wiley’s update on recent developments and what’s next in consumer protection at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC). In this newsletter, we analyze recent regulatory...more

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Sustainable products as the norm: the EU Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation effective now

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Protecting our planet by making products on the EU market more sustainable and circular: This is the main objective of the new Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation ("ESPR"), which has come into force on 18 July 2024...more

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

FTC Warning Letters on Right to Repair Suggest Future Enforcement

The FTC has issued warning letters to eight companies, accusing them of possibly imposing restrictions on third-party servicing of products in violation of the Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act (MMWA). The MMWA is a federal...more

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FTC Warning Letters Flag Warranty Practices That May Violate Consumers’ Right to Repair

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The FTC sent warning letters to eight companies informing them that their warranty practices may violate the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (MMWA) by allegedly restricting consumers’ ability to repair their products....more

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Should There Be a Right to Repair in Fashion? - Katten Kattwalk | Issue 27

Product lifecycle is the common thread in emerging Right to Repair and fashion waste legislation - Whether consumers are looking at coffeemakers, smartphones, jeans or shoes, many are rejecting planned obsolescence — the...more

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Copyright Development: Challenge to Medical Device “Right to Repair” Permitted Under APA

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On June 7, 2024, the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit in Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance et al. v. Library of Congress et al., No. 23-5067 (D.C. Cir.), vacated an earlier district court decision and held that rules...more

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OEMs Face New Uncertainty on Right to Repair in Maine While Massachusetts Court Continues to Delay Ruling - Seyfarth's Future of...

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Trade associations representing independent repair facilities have become strong advocates for expanding right to repair laws to increase member access to vehicle telematics data. These efforts have created uncertainty for...more

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Colorado Expands “Right-to-Repair” Law

On May 28, 2024, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed into law the “Consumer Right to Repair Digital Electronic Equipment” bill (HB24-1121). The legislation expands the state’s 2023 right to repair law, which currently...more

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Will Third Party Servicers Lose Their Right to Repair Medical Devices Under the APA’s Judicial Review?

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Med. Imaging & Tech. All. v. Libr. Of Cong., No. 23-5067, 2024 WL 2873107 (D.C. Cir. June 7, 2024) - In October of 2021, pursuant to the triennial review process of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DCMA”), the...more

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State “Right to Repair” Patchwork Grows as Electronic Device Manufacturers Face New Compliance Deadlines

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On May 28, 2024, Colorado became the fifth state to adopt a “right to repair” law, with Governor Jared Polis signing HB 1121, the “Consumer Right to Repair Digital Electronic Equipment” bill. Colorado now joins California,...more

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Repairing the supply chain The EU Directive on a right to repair

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Now it’s adopted: the EU Directive on a right to repair. This is a game changer. It affects manufacturers and sellers alike, and provides new opportunities for repair service providers. Supply chains become repair chains:...more

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[Event] Strictly Automotive Seminar - September 18th - 20th, Chicago, IL

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​​​​​​​Join us for a timely seminar focused on current issues affecting those who practice in the automotive space. Gain perspective from in-house counsel regarding their business and legal concerns. Increase your...more

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FTC and DOJ Recommend Renewing and Expanding “Right to Repair” Exemptions Under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act

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The U.S. Copyright Office is considering whether to recommend renewing or expanding current exemptions under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA), and the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice’s...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

A DCMA Exemption for ‘Right to Repair’?

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The Federal Trade Commission and the DOJ support a Digital Millennium Copyright Act exemption for vehicle operational data to promote the “right to repair.” An exemption currently exists for computer programs that control...more

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New Comment on Right to Repair Products

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This week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) submitted a comment to the U.S. Copyright Office to advocate for renewed and expanded exemptions to the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DCMA),...more

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European Parliament and Council Reach Political Agreement on Right to Repair Directive

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The directive aims to reduce waste and bolster the repair sector. On 2 February 2024, the European Parliament (Parliament) and European Council (Council) reached a provisional deal on a directive promoting the repair of...more

Conn Kavanaugh

Residential Construction Projects: Pre-construction Part 1

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This Article is Part 1 in a series of articles discussing common considerations that homeowners should look for before, during, and after a residential construction project. Part 1 focuses on arguably the most important...more

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"Right to Repair" Law Requires Manufacturers to Give Up the Fix in New York

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To give consumers the ability to repair their own electronic devices, New York is leading the way in “Right to Repair” legislation with its Digital Fair Repair Act, N.Y. Gen. Bus. Law § 399-NN (2022). The Digital Fair Repair...more

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To Repair or Replace? California and New York Enact Right-to-Repair Laws

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Manufacturers need to be careful in the New Year to start complying with new laws in New York and California expanding consumers’ right to repair certain products. California joined the right-to-repair movement with the...more

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Mobility@McDermott: Monthly Update (12/2023)

1. European Court of Justice rules on withdrawal rights regarding vehicle financing and leasing - In a judgment released on 21 December 2023, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) further clarified the requirements for...more

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Mobility@McDermott: Monthly Update (11/2023)

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1. Proposal for EU directive for right to repair no longer covering motor vehicles - The European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee has voted on a draft report on the proposed EU directive...more

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Quebec Adopts New "Right to Repair" and Obsolescence Law

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The Québec government recently adopted Bill 29, an Act to protect consumers from planned obsolescence and to promote the durability, repairability and maintenance of goods (the Act), which introduces several substantive...more

Butler Snow LLP

Crafting a Measured Response to the Right-To-Repair Movement

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Over the last several years, State and Federal legislatures across the country have proposed and adopted laws that will transform and hinder the entire manufacturing industry. The various right-to-repair laws gaining traction...more

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California's Digital Fair Repair Act (SB 244)

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Governor Gavin Newsom recently approved California’s SB 244, also referred to as the Right to Repair Act, positioning California as a pivotal state advocating for comprehensive electronics or appliance repair rights....more

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Riding the Wave of Right to Repair: California Joins the Movement

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As predicted in our previous articles, the “right to repair” movement continues to garner support as more state governments consider legislating in this area. We previously reported that in 2021, 27 states had pending...more

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