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Consumer Protection

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Latest News in Consumer Protection

  • April 22, 2019

    'Sustainable' Nestle Cocoa Made With Child Slavery, Suit Says

    A proposed class action filed Friday in California federal court claims that child slaves on West African farms harvest cocoa for Nestle, even though it labels its products as "sustainably sourced."

  • April 22, 2019

    J&J Settles Wash. AG's Pelvic Mesh Case Just Before Trial

    Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $9.9 million to settle the state of Washington’s allegations that its Ethicon subsidiary downplayed the risks of its surgical mesh devices in its marketing, avoiding a Seattle trial that was about to begin Monday.

  • April 22, 2019

    High Court Passes On Pair Of Medical Practice TCPA Fax Suits

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a pair of Telephone Consumer Protection Act cases brought by two medical practices that claimed they received unsolicited faxes.

  • April 22, 2019

    Online Retailer Accused Of Secretly Recording Customer Info

    Online retailer Harriet Carter Gifts used NaviStone Inc.’s “keylogger” software to secretly record and use identifying information customers typed into forms on the retailer’s website, even if that information was never officially submitted with an order, according to a Pennsylvania woman’s $5 million proposed class action lawsuit moved to federal court Friday.

  • April 22, 2019

    Rural Carriers Say Verizon Phones Need To Stay Unlocked

    A trade association representing rural wireless carriers blasted Verizon's effort to shift a federal rule that keeps its phones unlocked, as the group argued that the ability to use Verizon phones on any network "is a crucial freedom for rural consumers."

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