• 02.13.20

    CFPB Under Fire: Executive Appointments and Enforcement Actions Rattle Legislators

    Democratic legislators and consumer groups heavily criticized the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) for a number of recent moves.

  • 02.13.20

    Hearing Considers Madden, Proposed Rate Cap

    The House Financial Services Committee held the first of a two-part hearing titled, “Rent-A-Bank Schemes and New Debt Traps: Assessing Efforts to Evade State Consumer Protections and Interest Rate Caps.”

  • 02.13.20

    Foreign Payment Processor, CEO Settles With FTC

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached a deal with a Latvian payment processor and its CEO, settling charges that the defendants facilitated a “free trial” scam involving personal care products and dietary supplements.

  • 02.13.20

    CSBS Reports On Progress in Implementing Vision 2020

    What progress has the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) made in implementing the 2019 recommendations of the Fintech Industry Advisory Panel (the “Advisory Panel”) related to Vision 2020, its bold approach to modernizing and streamlining the state licensing and supervision of ...

  • 02.11.20

    Instagram Claims Should Be Discontinued, NAD Recommends

    Claims found in an Instagram post about an “on-the-go” dietary supplement should be discontinued, the National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended in a recent decision.

  • 02.11.20

    FDA Will Study Impact of Influencers on Drug Market

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced plans to consider the impact of influencers and payment disclosures on the prescription drug market with a pair of new studies.

  • 02.11.20

    Better Ads Standard for Videos of 8 Minutes or Less

    The Coalition for Better Ads, a group of companies and international trade organizations that aims to improve consumers’ experience with online advertising, announced on February 5 that it has developed an international Better Ads Standard applicable to short-form videos.

  • 02.11.20

    Proposed Washington Gambling Law Changes Aimed at Keeping State Video Gaming Industry Around

    In response to the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Kater v. Churchill Downs Inc., Washington State’s legislature is attempting to redefine what constitutes “illegal gambling games” within the meaning of the state’s Recovery of Money Lost at Gambling Act (RMLGA). Through ...

  • 02.11.20

    Round 2: California AG Releases Amended Proposed CCPA Regulations

    On February 7, 2020, California’s Office of the Attorney General (CalAG) released modified California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) draft regulations, revising the initial draft regulations released in October 2019.

  • 02.05.20

    NAD Chews On Meal Kit Delivery Service Claims

    A claim of “more flexibility” had adequate support, but other challenged claims—such as “more choice” and “Rated #1”—should be discontinued, the National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended in a case that involved the Relish Labs’ Home Chef ...