• 11.09.18

    The Results: Newsom Wins, Democrats Dominate in California

    On Tuesday, California voters turned out in record numbers, the highest percentage in a mid-term election in more than three decades.

  • 11.09.18

    Governor-Elect Newsom Names Chief of Staff and Cabinet Secretary

    California Governor-elect Gavin Newsom is moving swiftly to appoint senior members of his administration.

  • 11.08.18

    California Now Requires Female Directors on Public Company Boards

    In a groundbreaking move to bring gender diversity to the boardroom, on Sept. 30, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed California Senate Bill 826 (SB 826), which amends the California Corporations Code to require public companies headquartered in California to have a minimum number of female ...

  • 11.08.18

    New False Ad Suits: Headphones, Pasta Sauce, and Energy Drinks

    Recent false advertising lawsuits run the gamut from sweaty Bose headphones to pasta sauce with preservatives to a battle between energy drink companies.

  • 11.08.18

    NAD Declines to Reopen First Case Under New Rule

    In the self-regulatory body’s first case under a new rule, the National Advertising Division (NAD) denied LG Electronics’ request to reopen a case and referred the claims at issue to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for further review.

  • 11.08.18

    Cars.com Tries to Put Data Error Suit in Park

    Seeking to dismiss a putative class action alleging that it engaged in consumer protection violations, Cars.com, with headquarters in Illinois, told an Illinois federal court that it could not be held liable for any data errors with regard to metrics it provided to a car dealership.

  • 11.07.18

    Regulators Embrace Innovation

    “Innovation” is the keyword for regulators across the country, with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) announcing the agency will create an office to encourage banks to try out new financial technology and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) launching what it ...

  • 11.07.18

    Ruling on Surcharge Law, NY Court Adds to Murky Situation

    In the latest piece of the surcharge controversy, New York’s highest court interpreted state law to hold that a merchant complies with the statute so long as it posts the total dollars and cents price charged to credit card users.

  • 11.07.18

    Medicare Telehealth Coverage—Ten Things to Know

    Recognizing significant changes in healthcare practice, especially innovations in the active management and ongoing care of chronically ill patients, and patients’ desire to avoid unnecessary doctor visits, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule on November ...

  • 11.07.18

    CFPB News

    The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB or Bureau) may have changed its name under Acting Director Mick Mulvaney, but its recent enforcement action against a small-dollar lender in Tennessee makes it look just like the old CFPB.