• 10.19.17

    FTC Sticks With Keeping Security Current, Physical Media Safe

    In the latest blog posts in the Federal Trade Commission’s “Stick with Security” series, the FTC focused on the procedures companies should put in place that will keep their security current, will address vulnerabilities that may arise and will keep paper, physical media and ...

  • 10.19.17

    Colts Fail to Score Motion to Dismiss Eavesdropping Suit

    Moving the chains forward for the plaintiff, an Indiana federal court judge said allegations that the Indianapolis Colts’ mobile app eavesdropped on users were sufficient to survive a motion to dismiss.

  • 10.19.17

    Eleventh Circuit Has No Appetite for Non-GMO Claims

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of Chipotle Mexican Grill in a false advertising action, holding that the plaintiff failed to demonstrate an actual injury based on the national chain’s claim that “all of our food is non-GMO.”

  • 10.19.17

    Frito-Lay Drops ‘All Natural’ Labels to Settle Class Action

    To settle a class action challenging advertising for chips and dip products touted as “made with all natural ingredients,” Frito-Lay North America, Inc., has agreed to change its labeling.

  • 10.18.17

    Supreme Court to Hear Important Whistleblower Case

    Must an employee “whistleblower” specifically provide information about alleged corporate misconduct to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in order to get protection under the anti-retaliation provisions of Dodd-Frank?

  • 10.12.17

    Cybersecurity, Data Breaches Continue to Make Headlines

    Cybersecurity continues to make headlines in the financial services industry, from the recent announcement that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was targeted by hackers to final approval of the settlement in a class action brought by financial institutions against Home Depot after a ...

  • 10.12.17

    OCC Head Talks Changing Business Models, Madden Fix

    Speaking at an industry event, Acting Comptroller of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) Keith Noreika discussed changing business models as well as the need for a “ Madden fix.”

  • 10.12.17

    Payday Debt Collector, Servicer Must Forgive $12M

    Shortly before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued its payday loan rule, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced a consent order with a payday loan servicer and debt collector totaling almost $12 million in loan forgiveness.

  • 10.12.17

    Bank Compels Arbitration of Overdraft Class Action

    Reversing a Florida district court action, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit agreed with a national bank that a class action challenging overdraft fees should be moved to arbitration.

  • 10.12.17

    CFPB News: Recent Updates and Actions

    It has been a particularly busy period for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which issued a proposed rule governing payday lending, received a mixed decision from a California federal court judge in a lawsuit against a company offering a biweekly payment program, modified the Equal ...