In the wake of Facebook's revelation that it expects to pay a multibillion-dollar fine to resolve the Federal Trade Commission's pending probe of its privacy practices, experts mull what the agency should include in a settlement for it to truly have teeth.
The D.C. federal judge presiding over public interest groups' challenge to President Donald Trump's executive order requiring that for every new regulation, two rules must be eliminated, said Friday that federal agencies must do a better job complying with discovery.
A Choice Hotels loyalty program member is pushing a Florida federal judge to certify a nationwide class of more than 23,000 consumers whom the hotel chain's telemarketing partner BlueGreen Vacations allegedly bombarded with unsolicited calls.
In a letter to the Federal Communications Commission Thursday, an Oklahoma phone company expressed doubt that T-Mobile would maintain a commitment to the Lifeline program for low-income consumers, citing the company’s track record of limited participation.
A Federal Communications Commission plan to allow carriers to block robocalls could mean those carriers could pass along charges for the blocking services, whether customers want it or not, an advocacy group said Friday.
A New York debt collection law firm used high-volume litigation tactics such as automation to collect over 99,000 debts without proper attorney oversight, according to a complaint filed in New York federal court by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Friday.
CVS Health Corp. can escape a putative class action over claims it falsely advertised its line of CVS Health Glucosamine products, a California federal judge has ruled, finding that the pharmacy giant's packaging complies with federal labeling law, preempting the state law claims asserted in the suit.
Rep. Anna Eshoo has demanded that the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission share information about a probe into mobile location tracking with his Democratic colleagues and suggested he correct statements that portrayed he didn’t know of their requests.
BMW AG’s chief executive on Thursday blasted a European Union investigation alleging that it colluded with other German car makers to keep new emissions technology off the market for several years, calling the claims unfounded.
A Chinese mobile app developer asked a New York federal court on Thursday to excuse it from a proposed class action accusing the company of lying to investors about faking its download numbers to fraudulently increase advertising revenue, arguing that the shareholders' claims are too vague.
Attorneys for General Motors vehicle owners with allegedly defective transmissions opened a proposed nationwide federal class damages suit in Delaware Friday, becoming at least the third prospective multistate class challenge to the automaker’s gearboxes.
GNC said an unauthorized, Brooklyn, New York-based Amazon store is damaging the company's reputation by selling knockoffs of its products or second-hand goods without GNC's customer service or quality controls, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in Pennsylvania federal court.
The nation's largest utility company, Pacific Gas and Electric, has paid at least $89 million in the past year in legal fees to firms directly involved with its bankruptcy, civil, criminal and regulatory cases stemming from California wildfires — and the vast majority of that sum has gone to Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP.
Consumers accusing a tribe-linked online lender of issuing loans at unreasonably high interest rates urged a Virginia federal court Thursday to sanction the founder of a company connected to the lender, saying he has failed to comply with an order to turn over counsel documents.
A Delaware vice chancellor on Friday signed off on a settlement with a lesser-than-requested attorney fee by which former officers of DeVry University will pay $16 million to end a shareholder derivative suit that alleged the for-profit college chain made false advertisements and representations about the employment rates of its graduates.
The California Senate appropriations committee on Thursday blocked the progress of legislation that supporters say would strengthen a landmark privacy bill that forces technology companies to disclose how they use and share customers’ personal data.
An order enjoining cryptocurrency company Tether Ltd. and trading platform Bitfinex now has a 90-day time limit after being tightened by a New York judge, while core provisions safeguarding document requests and freezing a line of credit between the two companies were left intact.
While the Federal Communications Commission is keenly aware of the class action litigation "mess" that has been caused by widespread uncertainty over how to interpret the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, businesses "caught up in the TCPA spider web" need to step up pressure on the agency to act, Commissioner Michael O'Rielly urged Thursday.
Gilead believes that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention patents that went toward its blockbuster HIV prevention and treatment medication Truvada are invalid and can't be used to make the company lower the drug's cost, the company’s CEO told the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday.
A California federal court pushed forward most of a class action claiming that a Chinese sex toy maker illegally harvested data from its users, finding for the first time that vibration intensity settings are "content" under wiretapping law.
On Friday, AdvoCare announced that an immediate change to its business model was its “only viable option" and that it was “in confidential talks” with the Federal Trade Commission. It seems likely that AdvoCare made the change in order to argue that the FTC does not have authority to bring this case against the company, says John Villafranco of Kelley Drye.
The IRS, which enforces anti-trafficking tax laws against state-regulated cannabis businesses, should be fair and apply the same policy against pharmaceutical companies that illegally market their opioids, says Kat Allen at Wykowski Law.
Courts and regulators have reached different conclusions on whether merchant cash advances and unpaid invoice purchases constitute loans subject to state lender licensing and usury regulations. Attorneys at Buckley discuss how to minimize the chances of these transactions being recharacterized as loans.
Two years ago, in McGill v. Citibank, the California Supreme Court made arbitration agreements that preclude consumers from seeking public injunctive relief unenforceable. But some federal courts have deviated from that holding so as to make its future uncertain, say Brian Kabateck and Brian Hong of Kabateck.
In this monthly series, legal recruiting experts from Major Lindsey & Africa interview legal industry leaders about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here, Rod Osborne talks with Gary Tully, head of legal operations at Gilead Sciences.
My mother's connection to her Native American heritage had a major influence on my career — my decision to enter the legal profession was driven by the desire to return to my tribal community and help it in any way I could, says Jason Hauter of Akin Gump.
In Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. Seila Law, the Ninth Circuit recently ruled that the CFPB’s single-director structure is constitutional. However, the opinion applies the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Humphrey’s Executor v. U.S. in a way that ignores that decision's fundamental holding, says Alan Kaplinsky of Ballard Spahr.
Regardless of the fate of recently proposed amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act's private right of action, e-commerce businesses serving customers in California must remain vigilant in preparing for the likely tide of CCPA litigation, says Alexis Buese of Sidley Austin.
The Algorithmic Accountability Act, a bill recently introduced by Democrats in Congress seeking to enhance oversight of artificial intelligence and data privacy, would present significant challenges for businesses if it became law, say attorneys with Debevoise & Plimpton.
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens' new book, "The Making of a Justice," is required reading for anyone interested in 20th and 21st century America, says Seventh Circuit Chief Judge Diane Wood.