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A California federal court threw out a proposed class action accusing Singapore-based hotel booking firm Agoda Company Pte. of breaching the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending consumers spam messages, ruling Thursday that the room confirmation texts do not qualify as telemarketing.
A group of Democratic senators is taking the latest stab at enshrining consumer privacy protections at the federal level, proposing legislation that would establish a fiduciary duty for online companies to responsibly use and safeguard personal information, as privacy groups continue to push Congress not to displace stronger state laws with their legislative efforts.
Massachusetts federal prosecutors on Thursday fought a bid by Insys Therapeutics Inc. executives embroiled in an alleged conspiracy to bribe doctors into prescribing fentanyl-based drugs to disclose grand jury instructions, arguing the government did not wrongly explain the conspiracy charges.
A Kansas federal judge on Friday dressed down attorneys in multidistrict litigation over EpiPen price hikes for engaging in “mindless bickering” during a high-stakes deposition of Mylan NV’s chief executive officer.
The likely next chair of the House Financial Services Committee and nearly two dozen other Democrats urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new director on Friday to proactively supervise firms for compliance with servicemember lending rules, calling her predecessor’s reported pullback plans "nothing less than a dereliction of duty."