• 03.13.19

    Deal Final in FTC’s Action Against Online Lender

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has finalized its deal with SoFi, an online lender that the agency had accused of making false statements about student loan refinancing.

  • 03.13.19

    From Fintech Charters to Sandboxes

    Financial technology news includes the continuing battle over the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) plan to issue special-purpose national bank (“fintech”) charters, with the agency seeking to dismiss lawsuits by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and ...

  • 03.13.19

    Credit Unions Push DOJ for ADA Guidance

    Financial institutions need help, the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) told newly confirmed U.S. Attorney General William Barr, urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide clear guidance on how it believes the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to website accessibility.

  • 03.13.19

    CFPB News: Kraninger Testifies, Interagency Deals and Other Musings

    It has been another eventful news cycle for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau), as its new director, Kathy Kraninger, appeared before the House Financial Services Committee, facing tough questions about her leadership.

  • 03.13.19

    RESPA New Private Actions? Massachusetts OKs NOE Error Suit

    Just a limited set of Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) claims allow for private rights of action, but the list might be growing larger.

  • 03.07.19

    ‘The Carlton’ Dances Its Way Out of Copyright Protection

    As the lawsuits pile up against video game phenomenon Fortnite, one of the plaintiffs has lost his effort to copyright “The Carlton” dance as the basis of his action.

  • 03.07.19

    Deceptive Pricing Suits Continue to Proliferate

    While the initial wave of deceptive pricing suits appears to be ending in settlements, new class actions are still being filed—including suits against Barneys Warehouse and Kate Spade outlet stores.

  • 03.07.19

    Kim Kardashian Sues Knockoff Site

    In the latest false advertising litigation involving a member of the Kardashian family, Kim Kardashian West has filed suit against an online retailer for using her name and image without permission to sell knockoff versions of her outfits.

  • 03.07.19

    ERSP Recommends Investing Site Discontinue Misleading Pricing Claims and Testimonials

    Expressing concerns about the earnings claims and testimonials found in advertising for a personal finance subscription service providing investment recommendations, the Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program (ERSP) advised the company to modify or discontinue its claims.

  • 03.06.19

    Transfers of EU Personal Information Under a No-Deal Brexit Scenario

    March 29, 2019, less than 30 days from now, is the date the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union.