Consumer

Love Lost – eHarmony’s Expensive Auto-Renewal Settlement

Love Lost - eHarmony's Expensive Auto-Renewal Settlement 1

Kelley Drye & Warren – Last week, eHarmony agreed to pay up to $2.2 million to resolve allegations brought by four California counties and the city of Santa Monica over the company’s billing practices. That includes a payment of $1.2 million in penalties and up to $1 million in restitution to customers whose subscriptions were …

Love Lost – eHarmony’s Expensive Auto-Renewal Settlement Read More »

Eight Figure Settlements Continue for Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Eight Figure Settlements Continue for Telephone Consumer Protection Act 3

Manatt – Multimillion-dollar settlements continue to be a popular solution to Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class actions, as demonstrated by a recent retailer agreement. U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni recently granted final approval to a $14.5 million deal involving American Eagle Outfitters to end multiple lawsuits accusing the national retailer of sending thousands of …

Eight Figure Settlements Continue for Telephone Consumer Protection Act Read More »

The Tenet Healthcare $513 Million Criminal Charges Settlement

The Tenet Healthcare $513 Million Criminal Charges Settlement 5

Arnall Golden Gregory – Tenet Healthcare Corporation, an investor-owned healthcare services company based in Texas, and two of its Atlanta-based subsidiaries have entered into an agreement with the government to resolve criminal charges and civil claims stemming from a scheme to defraud the United States and to violate the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS). Under the agreement, …

The Tenet Healthcare $513 Million Criminal Charges Settlement Read More »

Selling Hoverboards? Avoid The Legal Risks

Selling Hoverboards? Avoid The Legal Risks 6

Kelley Drye – Christie Grymes Thompson – Hoverboards have skyrocketed as a top gift this holiday season, dominating retail shelves and website banners. Many manufacturers make the products, at a range of price points. If your company is selling these Segway-esque self-balancing boards, think closely about potential safety issues. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) …

Selling Hoverboards? Avoid The Legal Risks Read More »

Mapping Consumer Protection

Mapping Consumer Protection 7

Freshfields – Browse the interactive map, below at the link, to find out how different markets approach consumer protection. Six key trends, likely to present challenges to consumer-facing businesses, are introduced where relevant across the 31 markets.    

Mapping consumer protection

Mapping consumer protection 8

Browse the interactive map, below, to find out how different markets approach consumer protection. Six key trends, likely to present challenges to consumer-facing businesses, are introduced where relevant across the 31 markets. Filter by trends Consumer and competition: an authority with a combined remit Legislation age: over 55% of acts pre-date 2000 Enforcement: complex or …

Mapping consumer protection Read More »

The Dangers in the “Shrink Wrap” Contracts –

The Dangers in the "Shrink Wrap" Contracts - 9

Blank Rome – -Ninth Circuit Holds that Putative TCPA Class Action Is Not Subject to Arbitration Clause in Shrinkwrap Contract   Action Item: Companies utilizing “shrinkwrap” or form contracts within product packaging or in “Welcome Kits” should take steps to conspicuously disclose the terms of such agreements. The disclosures to consumers must be explicit and …

The Dangers in the “Shrink Wrap” Contracts – Read More »

Multinationals Neglect Whistleblowing Risks

Multinationals Neglect Whistleblowing Risks 10

Freshfields – A survey of multinational companies by Freshfields shows many are complacent when many employees are willing to blow the whistle.  They have a new report, details below. International law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is urging multinational companies to move whistleblowing up their risk agendas as a global survey* of more than 2,500 middle …

Multinationals Neglect Whistleblowing Risks Read More »

“Like us” on Social Media! An Endorsement Under Advertising Laws?

“Like us” on Social Media! An Endorsement Under Advertising Laws? 12

Stites & Harbison – By Amy Sullivan Cahill, Stites & Harbison – The Federal Trade Commission has eliminated any question of whether liability can arise in connection with consumer endorsements for the obvious reason that consumers may rely on endorsements in making purchasing decisions.  Any third-party “claim” that a consumer derived some benefit from a …

“Like us” on Social Media! An Endorsement Under Advertising Laws? Read More »

Lack of Federal Regulation in Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Leads to Litigation Risks

Lack of Federal Regulation in Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Leads to Litigation Risks 13

LawFuel.com -April 2014 In recent years, consumers have become more focused on the potential for health risks associated with the use of chemicals and other ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products. Many consumers, however, may not realize that the FDA does not require pre-market approval of cosmetics or personal care products such as skin …

Lack of Federal Regulation in Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Leads to Litigation Risks Read More »

Scroll to Top