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Latest News in Consumer Protection

  • July 23, 2019

    US Trustee, NY AG Rip Ditech Plan To Ditch Consumer Claims

    The federal bankruptcy watchdog and New York’s attorney general blasted bankrupt mortgage servicer Ditech Holding Corp.’s proposed $1.8 billion asset sale Tuesday, calling the plan a brazen and totally unprecedented attempt to evade liability for thousands of fraud and misconduct claims lodged by Ditech’s customers.

  • July 23, 2019

    Data-Misuse Enforcement Is Focusing On 3 Key Areas

    Beyond following the rules for safeguarding sensitive customer data, any business that uses sensitive data as part of its decision-making must pay attention to recent regulator actions and concerns about how companies use that data, say attorneys at Jenner & Block.

  • July 23, 2019

    Nature's Way Settles Coconut Oil Labeling Suit For $1.8M

    A group of coconut oil buyers has asked a California federal judge to approve a $1.8 million settlement to end claims that Nature's Way falsely advertised the health benefits of its coconut oils.

  • July 22, 2019

    Ford Hit With $1.2B 'Coastdown Cheating' Class Action

    Drivers hit Ford Motor Co. with a $1.2 billion putative class action in Michigan federal court Monday, alleging the automaker erroneously overinflated its miles-per-gallon fuel economy ratings to consumers on more than a million vehicles by cheating on a so-called coastdown test.

  • July 22, 2019

    Calif. Expert Says J&J's 'Propaganda' Misled Mesh Patients

    A consumer behavior expert testified Monday that a "propaganda analysis" he conducted on hundreds of Johnson & Johnson marketing materials showed that they would have misled consumers by downplaying the risks of surgical mesh devices, during California's trial alleging the industry titan falsely marketed the mesh products.

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