• 07.13.18

    DOJ Fraud Task Force: What It Means for Financial Services

    With the July 11 announcement by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein of the new Department of Justice (DOJ) Task Force on Market Integrity and Consumer Fraud comes the obvious question: How will this task force affect the ongoing role of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB); the ...

  • 07.12.18

    FTC, AG Successful in Shutting Down Revenge Porn Site

    A Nevada federal court permanently shut down the revenge porn site MyEx.com and ordered the operators to pay more than $2 million in an action brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Nevada attorney general (AG).

  • 07.12.18

    Twice the Work? Vermont Adopts New Auto Renewal Law

    Vermont’s new automatic renewal law for consumer contracts will likely create twice the work for companies using such programs, as it now requires a double opt-in for auto renewal provisions.

  • 07.12.18

    AG’s False Advertising Suit Challenging Broadband Claims Not Preempted

    A New York appeals court rejected the defendant’s preemption argument and affirmed that the state attorney general (AG) can pursue Charter Communications over false advertising claims for the company’s broadband service.

  • 07.12.18

    Kanye’s Tweet Could Be False Advertising, New York Court Rules

    Kanye West could be liable for false advertising based on a tweet about a recent album after a New York federal court denied his motion to dismiss on that count.

  • 07.10.18

    State Telehealth Laws and Medicaid Policies: 50-State Survey Findings

    The use of telemedicine services is growing nationwide as providers and payors seek to improve access and better manage patient care, while reducing health care spending.

  • 07.10.18

    California Governor Signs Sweeping New Privacy Legislation

    Governor Brown and California legislators enacted far-reaching consumer privacy and data security protections in a deal to avoid a deeply flawed privacy initiative being placed on the ballot for voters in November.

  • 07.09.18

    FCC’s Record $120M Spoofing Forfeiture Final

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) finalized its proposed $120 million fine against a “neighborhood spoofer” the agency said made more than 96 million calls to sell timeshares and other vacation packages.

  • 07.09.18

    Policy Exclusions Eliminate Coverage for TCPA Lawsuit

    Providing a warning about the limits of insurance coverage, a New York federal court sided with an insurer to hold that two exclusions in a policy precluded coverage for a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action.

  • 07.09.18

    Sixth Circuit Dismisses Defendants in Ruling on Fax ‘Senders’

    The U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit determined that Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer, Inc., were not the senders of faxes pursuant to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), affirming dismissal of the putative class action filed against the defendants.