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By: Amina Stone-Taylor In recent years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has focused its Bureau resources on companies offering credit repair and debt relief services.[1] In a 2019 consumer advisory, the CFPB reported that more than half the individuals who submitted a complaint to the Bureau about credit repair... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By: Felicitas L. Reyes The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently released the latest version of its Supervisory Highlights report, which summarizes the findings of the Bureau’s supervisory examinations in 2020. The CFPB identified four findings from the report as “particularly concerning”: Consumer Reporting Companies’ Use of Data From “Unreliable”... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2021 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By: Paul Feldberg, Lucy Blake, and Karam Jardaneh Introduction Earlier this week, the European Commission published its Guidance “On Due Diligence For EU Businesses To Address The Risk Of Forced Labour In Their Operations And Supply Chains”. The document, which is not legally binding, provides practical guidance on how to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2021 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By: Alexander M. Smith On July 15, 2021, the Ninth Circuit issued a published decision in Moore v. Trader Joe’s Company in which it affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that Trader Joe’s mislabeled its Manuka honey as “100% New Zealand Manuka Honey.” While the plaintiffs alleged that this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2021 at Consumer Law Round-Up
The Government Contracts Legal Round-Up | Episode 13 In this episode, host David B. Robbins welcomes Partner Jeri K. Somers, the former Chief Judge of the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, who recently joined the firm and its Government Contracts Practice. They discuss Judge Somers’ perspective on what practitioners can... Continue reading
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By: Clifford W. Berlow, Alexander E. Cottingham, and Lindsay C. Harrison Introduction On June 25, 2021, the US Supreme Court in TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez[1] narrowed the scope of Article III standing for plaintiffs who allege the violation of a statute but cannot show they otherwise suffered harm. Though decided... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2021 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By: Ali M. Arain, Stephen L. Ascher, Howard S. Suskin, and Reanne Zheng Introduction On June 21, 2021, the US Supreme Court issued its decision in Goldman Sachs Group Inc. v. Arkansas Teacher Retirement System,[1] providing guidance to lower courts regarding class certification in securities fraud class actions. On balance,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2021 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By: Lindsey A. Lusk A legal battle over a charter to allow Fintech companies to become special purpose national banks has been put on pause. But for how long will the future of the charter remain in limbo? On June 16, 2021, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (the CSBS)... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2021 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By: Elizabeth Avunjian Earlier this month, and just two days apart, the Ninth and Eleventh Circuits reached opposite conclusions regarding two class action settlements: the Ninth Circuit overturned approval of a class settlement related to the alleged mislabeling of cooking oil in Briseno v. Henderson, while the Eleventh Circuit upheld... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2021 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By: Madeline Skitzki On June 14, 2021, Judge Jeffrey S. White of the Northern District of California dismissed yet another lawsuit challenging representations about vanilla on food products. In that lawsuit—Lisa Robie v. Trader Joe’s Company, Case No. 4:20-cv-07355-JSE—the plaintiff alleged that Trader Joe’s mislabels its Almond Clusters cereal as... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2021 at Consumer Law Round-Up
In this episode, host David B. Robbins welcomes Associate Moshe Broder, as they discuss recent GAO bid protest decisions and proposed rules that impact federal government contractors and award recipients. Continue reading
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By: Lindsey A. Lusk Consumers seeking to hold companies accountable for differential pricing of allegedly materially identical products have recently faced push-back from several federal courts. In May 2021, two federal courts dismissed consumer-protection claims based on price differentials between such products. In Schulte v. Conopco, et al., the Eighth... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2021 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By: Matthew G. Lawson Introduction According to a report released in February 2021 by the organization Safer States, at least 27 US states will consider proposed legislation to regulate toxic chemicals in 2021. While a large driver of the proposed state laws is growing public concern over drinking water contamination... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2021 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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On May 20, 2021, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (“Board”) held a public meeting to consider revisions to the State’s COVID-19 emergency temporary standard (“ETS”), which had been the applicable law for California workplaces since November 30, 2020. Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2021 at Corporate Environmental Lawyer
In this episode, Partner David B. Robbins focuses on the minimum wage increase for federal government contractors, as well as recent bid protest and claims decisions. Continue reading
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By: Anthony L. Nguyen The Federal Reserve is seeking public comment on proposed guidelines to regulate financial technology companies’ access to The Fed’s payment systems. The Fed has proposed guidelines to evaluate access requests from these “novel types of banking charters” with a “transparent and consistent process.” According to Federal... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2021 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By: Anthony L. Nguyen and Jeremy M. Creelan On April 27, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), through its acting Chairwoman, testified before the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce to support proposed legislation that would revive FTC’s ability to seek restitution and disgorgement on behalf of consumers harmed by... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2021 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By: Gabriel K. Gillett, Megan B. Poetzel, and Ariana Kanavy In a high-profile decision in AMG Capital Management, LLC v. Federal Trade Commission, No. 19-508 (Apr. 22, 2021), the US Supreme Court held that the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) statutory authority to obtain a “permanent injunction” does not permit it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2021 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By: Michaela M. Croft On 7 April 2021, the UK Government announced a new tech regulator to “curb the dominance of tech giants” in the digital advertising space to “promote dynamic and competitive digital platform markets” for the benefit of online consumers and small businesses. The newly formed Digital Markets... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2021 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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This week, as we celebrate Earth Day on April 22, Jenner & Block’s Environmental and Workplace Health and Safety Law Practice will be focusing, each day, on a different aspect of the environment and how this year will affect our planet. I thought I would begin our week-long focus on Earth Day with a more personal reflection. Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2021 at Corporate Environmental Lawyer
In this episode, Partner David B. Robbins discusses recent bid protest and claims decisions affecting government contractors and grant recipients. Continue reading
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By: Madeleine V. Findley and Emma J. O’Connor On April 1, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously reversed the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision[1] in Facebook Inc. v. Duguid et al., No. 19-511, and held that in order for a device to be an “automatic telephone... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2021 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By: Todd C. Toral and PJ M. Novack Lawsuits over alleged misleading environmental marketing claims, or “greenwashing,” are nothing new. It has been nearly 30 years since the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its first version of the “Green Guides,” which are intended to help marketers avoid the practice. Since... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2021 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is continuing to investigate an unexplained source of per-fluorinated compounds (PFAS) contamination that may be associated with the deployment of a fire-fighting compound in response to a major gasoline release by the Colonial Pipeline system on August 14, 2020. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2021 at Corporate Environmental Lawyer
Host David B. Robbins welcomes Partner Cynthia J. Robertson; they discuss a new executive order on America’s supply chains, bid protest and claims decisions, and False Claims Act priorities affecting government contractors. Continue reading