Credit providers with Small Amount Credit Contracts (SACCs) can proceed with certainty in planning for new credit laws.
UK online business ASOS recalled leather studded belts worldwide, because extensive wear could cause radioactive injury.
The crux of the borrower's case was that the loan and mortgage should be reopened because the transaction was unjust.
Do you deal with consumers? Do you use standard terms and conditions? The ACCC is enforcing unfair contract terms rules.
These proceedings serve as a reminder to business owners not to advertise goods or services in a manner that may be false or misleading.
The ACCC report: "Unfair Contract Terms: Industry review outcomes" provides examples of clauses considered to be unfair.
Dual pricing is not illegal, but the promotional material may increase allegations of misleading and deceptive conduct.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education issued a new Basic Education Circular on extended school year programing in April 2013.
For most consumer product companies, in-house counsel and risk managers can never be too careful when it comes to providing warnings or other disclosures that describe (and qualify) the potential risks and benefits associated with their products.
Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed into law a piece of legislation that transforms Florida into a Daubert jurisdiction, aligning Florida courts with their federal counterparts.
On May 30, 2013, the staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission published Frequently Asked Questions regarding certain disclosures required under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.
In moving for summary judgment, Nike argued that under its policies and procedures a credit card customer could not have reasonably perceived Nike's request for a ZIP code as a condition to completing a credit card transaction.
The CFPB took the first step in enforcing the "abusive" standard under the Dodd-Frank Act’s prohibition of unfair, deceptive and abusive acts and practices by filing a federal action against a Florida debt-relief company.
In a recent case involving Papa John’s Pizza, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia provided some contour to just what "absent instructions to the contrary" means.
Following the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's investigation into the alleged fraudulent practices of a debt relief company, the CFPB and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced the criminal indictment against the company, Mission Settlement Agency, and six individuals, including Mission's owner, three employees, and two former employees.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has enacted a new rule that will prohibit the inclusion of mandatory arbitration provisions and waivers of federal statutory causes of action in consumer mortgage and home equity loan agreements.
One of the most intriguing aspects of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is the agency's novel power not only to assess civil penalties against those entities that violate its rules and federal consumer laws, but also to keep these monetary penalties and put them directly into its own war chest for use in future campaigns against other prospective violators.
For Pennsylvania schools, hiring season for the fall is well underway.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently issued a final rule clarifying the 2013 Escrows Final Rule issued by CFPB on January 10, 2013.