The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday declined to resolve whether federal courts have the power to scrutinize agency orders such as the Federal Communications Commission's numerous interpretations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, finding that the issues in the case hadn't been properly vetted by the lower courts.
A proposed class of Target debit card holders asked a California federal judge on Wednesday to sign off on an $8.2 million deal resolving claims that the retail giant deceptively marketed its store debit card, causing customers to incur fees when the card did not operate as a traditional debit card.
Tropicana Products Inc. once again defeated a proposed class action challenging the "pure" claim on its orange juice packaging when a New Jersey federal judge said Wednesday that the company's label variations require the claims to be evaluated individually, not on a class basis.
Massachusetts securities regulator William F. Galvin is confident that federal law leaves room for states to pass their own fiduciary duty rule for broker-dealers and is vigorously pursuing one of the nation’s first, telling Law360 that investors deserve better than the standards recently set by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Coca-Cola and one of its brands misrepresented certain milk products as coming from humanely treated cows when in fact the cows were the victims of “horrendous animal abuse” at milk company Fairlife LLC’s former flagship dairy farm, according to a putative class action entered Wednesday in Georgia federal court.
The Federal Communications Commission, after more than a year of review, said it plans to slightly relax its children's TV programming requirements, making changes the agency said are necessary to account for decreased viewership in the era of web streaming and on-demand shows.
A New York federal judge rejected a driver's bid to add four out-of-state plaintiffs to his proposed class action alleging Ford Motor Co. failed to warn consumers of faulty door latches in its F-150 pickup trucks.
Online lending startup MoneyLion on Tuesday removed a suit to federal court accusing it of knowingly saddling North Carolina borrowers with short-term loans that have exorbitant interest rates and “draconian” terms without a license to lend in the state, in violation of state and federal law.
CitiMortgage Inc. will pay $7.8 million in overdue interest to more than 94,000 California homeowners, according to a deal the lending company made with the state’s Department of Business Oversight, stemming from a 2017 regulatory investigation.
A California federal judge took down the latest complaint against Delta and its online ticket provider by a flyer whose information was exposed in a massive 2017 data breach, finding her claims are based on a policy Delta flat-out states on its tickets is not binding.
Cox Communications Inc. has agreed to pay nearly $11 million to get itself off the business end of a class action accusing it of making illegal robocalls in order to collect customer debts, an Arizona federal court was told.
A proposed class action challenging energy supplier Spark Energy LLC’s variable electricity rates will be transferred to New Jersey federal court, where a nearly identical lawsuit is already pending, an Illinois federal judge ruled Wednesday.
Facebook announced Tuesday its intention to launch its cryptocurrency Libra, which aims to target the 1.7 billion global unbanked population by creating a global digital currency, facing immediate pushback from U.S. legislators and European officials.
A travel booking company previously hit with a slew of lawsuits claiming it advertised "free" cruises in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act has been sued in a Florida federal court on claims it placed robocalls to millions of people from a call center in India.
The parent company of a billing collections firm that has been blamed for a breach that exposed personal data from 11.9 million Quest Diagnostics Inc. patients has filed for Chapter 11 protection in New York bankruptcy court, citing the consequences of the breach.
A California federal judge on Tuesday denied Uber's bid to arbitrate a man's proposed class claims accusing the ride-hailing giant of sending him and others unsolicited text messages, finding documents purporting to show the man had entered into a contract with Uber were not authenticated and filed late.
The First Circuit has affirmed that Zurich American Insurance must fund Electricity Maine's defense of a proposed class action alleging it overbilled customers by about $35 million, saying a lower court correctly concluded the insurer has a duty to defend because the suit contains potentially covered negligence claims.
Three public interest groups asked a D.C. federal judge to hand them a quick victory on portions of their challenge to President Donald Trump's executive order requiring federal agencies to rescind two regulations for every new one created, arguing that new evidence demonstrates harm caused by the mandate.
General Motors LLC has asked a Florida federal judge to dump a proposed class action alleging various Chevrolet, Cadillac and GMC vehicles had defective drive shafts that caused severe, unsafe vibrations at highway speeds, calling the suit a "classic example of overreach."
An Illinois state appellate panel affirmed the certification of three nationwide classes in a lawsuit accusing a mechanical and automotive part cleaner of charging its contracting auto shops "sham" fuel surcharges for its services since 2005.
A California judge has shot down a deal to end a Pasadena man's lawsuit over allegedly defective Plantronics headphones, saying a "clear sailing" attorney fee arrangement and broad liability releases caused the court to doubt the settlement's fairness.
The California Coastal Commission has slapped the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay with a $1.6 million fine over the posh hotel’s repeated pattern of preventing access to public beaches, reportedly the second-highest fine since the commission was established.
Investors in Eventbrite Inc. asked a California federal judge to name as lead counsel the Rosen Law Firm and as co-lead counsel Glancy Prongay & Murray in their case accusing the events management and ticketing website of failing to reveal the bumpy integration of newly acquired Ticketfly.
The Ninth Circuit has refused to revive a proposed class action accusing Facebook of violating Illinois' unique biometric privacy law by amassing nonusers' facial scans, finding that there was no evidence the social media giant's facial recognition technology had been used on the lone photo at issue in the dispute.
A proposed class action against Hyundai over allegedly faulty brakes in its Sonata sedans has hit a brick wall after a New York federal court refused to certify a putative class of more than 60,000 drivers because of fundamental problems with how “plaintiffs have chosen to prosecute their case.”
Lower courts have begun to grapple with the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's 2018 decision in Carpenter v. United States, which concerned the constitutional limits on government acquisitions of digital data. On the anniversary of the decision, Jonathan Cedarbaum, Nina Cahill and Sam McHale of WilmerHale analyze defendants' attempts to extend Carpenter's holding.
Nevada’s recently enacted Senate Bill 220 gives state residents a broad right to opt out of the sale of their personal information. Companies currently preparing for the California Consumer Privacy Act cannot assume that CCPA compliance equates to compliance with S.B. 220, say Sadia Mirza and Yanni Lin at Troutman Sanders.
Businesses providing services over the internet are likely to face continued challenges to comply with the expanding implementation of China's cybersecurity law, especially with respect to broadening definitions of personal information holders under new guidance, say Xiaoyan Zhang and Vincent James Barbuto of Reed Smith.
In the second part of this series on regulatory challenges faced by fintech innovators, Nathan Greene and Justin Reda of Shearman & Sterling caution entrepreneurs in the financial space to be aware of when their products could be categorized as securities, and of the many regulatory obligations that can arise as a result.
Recognizing California district courts' rejection of “pure omission” theories in cases targeting food companies for failure to disclose child labor in the supply chain, a group of plaintiffs have taken a different approach in the search for a liability hook to make nondisclosure of child labor actionable, says Christian Foote at Carr McClellan.
When evaluating potential new hires, law firms should utilize structured interviews in order to create a consistent rating system that accurately and effectively assesses candidates' skills and competencies, says Jennifer Henderson of Major Lindsey.
Firms in the U.S. financial sector are surrounded by a virtual moat of complex regulations, mandatory disclosures and compliance infrastructure. Nathan Greene and Justin Reda of Shearman & Sterling offer an overview of the regulatory context — and some of the crocodiles lurking in that moat — for fintech entrepreneurs entering the sector.
A Wisconsin federal court’s recent decision against Bud Light manufacturer Anheuser for its corn syrup-focused ad campaign targeting MillerCoors serves as an important reminder that even truthful statements may cross the line into misleading territory — and adds to the developing body of law surrounding comparative advertising claims about food ingredients, say attorneys at Finnegan.
While the Federal Communications Commission's recent ruling authorizing phone carriers to block unwanted calls is a laudable effort, the lack of any industry call-blocking standards or appreciable oversight is a cause of massive concern for many callers who do not know whether their calls will be connecting, says Eric Troutman of Squire Patton.
Reducing the soaring costs of commonly used prescription drugs has become a political priority in the nation’s statehouses. But thus far, states have done better at increasing transparency around drug pricing than at actually lowering prices, says Lou Cannon of State Net Capitol Journal.
The significant question raised by Heritage Pharmaceuticals' deferred prosecution agreement — the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division's first DPA with a company other than a bank — is whether it signals a broader openness to such agreements by the division, say Peter Huston and Alex Bourelly at Baker Botts.
The Federal Trade Commission's data security settlement with LightYear Dealer Technologies is notable because the company does not market or sell products directly to consumers, and because the FTC made the eyebrow-raising claim that LightYear is a financial institution under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, say attorneys at ZwillGen.
A primary benefit of the virtual law team in mass tort litigation is creative collaboration. A "company case" approach is essential to breaking down the silos between team members, say attorneys at FaegreBD and Reed Smith.
Three years after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark consumer privacy decision in Spokeo v. Robins, Mary-Christine Sungaila and Marco Pulido at Haynes and Boone examine how courts have applied the opinion, the role of congressional findings in Article III standing cases, and a developing litigation trend.
A New York federal court's recent decision in Diaz v. Kroger provides targets of Americans with Disabilities Act website accessibility cases with an additional tool for combating claims at the motion to dismiss stage, while also promoting the ADA's policy aims, says Adam Michaels of Hand Baldachin.