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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.