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In the latest episode of the Government Contracts Legal Round-Up, Partner David B. Robbins discusses three bid protest cases: IAP Worldwide Services, Inc. v. United States, AT&T Mobility LLC, and Sehlke Consulting, LLC. Mr. Robbins outlines key takeaways for each case, noting that the IAP Worldwide Services matter may prove... Continue reading
In the latest episode of the Government Contracts Legal Round-Up, Partner David Robbins, co-chair of Jenner & Block’s Government Contracts Practice, discusses important developments facing government contractors and grant recipients. Mr. Robbins explains the Department of Defense’s final rule regarding commercial item determinations and a proposed FAR amendment regarding greenhouse... Continue reading
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By: Jeremy M. Creelan, Megan B. Poetzel, Jenna E. Ross, and Karolina L. Bartosik The regulation and enforcement of financial technology (Fintech) remains in sharp focus for California’s consumer finance regulator, the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI), as it moves into its second year of operation. This Alert... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2022 at Consumer Law Round-Up
In the latest episode of the Government Contracts Legal Round-Up, Partner David Robbins, co-chair of Jenner & Block’s Government Contracts Practice, discusses the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ new Contractor Portal, where contractors and subcontractors must register and certify their compliance with Affirmative Action Program requirements. He also explains... Continue reading
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By: Jenna L. Conwisar Payday loans are small-dollar cash loans typically due in a single payment on the borrower’s next payday—they are extremely short-term and generally high-interest forms of consumer credit.[1] If the borrower cannot pay off the loan when it’s due, some states allow the borrower to pay a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2022 at Consumer Law Round-Up
By: Laura P. MacDonald, Elizabeth A. Edmondson, and Adina Hemley-Bronstein On March 31, 2022, the US Supreme Court issued a significant decision in Badgerow v. Walters, No. 20-1143, ending a circuit split about when federal courts have subject matter jurisdiction to review domestic arbitration awards under the Federal Arbitration Act... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2022 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By: Michael W. Ross, Ali M. Arain, and Jonathan S. Steinberg On March 16, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced its intent to address discrimination as an “unfair practice” under the Consumer Financial Protection Act (commonly known as Dodd-Frank). Specifically, by indicating that discrimination falls within “unfair practices”... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2022 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By Matthew G. Lawson On Thursday, March 17, 2022, the Ninth Circuit issued a critical decision in California Chamber of Commerce v. CERT, No. 21-15745 (9th Cir. 2022), reinstating a preliminary injunction against the filing or prosecuting of any new lawsuits to enforce Proposition 65’s warning requirements as applied to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2022 at Consumer Law Round-Up
In the latest episode of the Government Contracts Legal Round-Up, Partner David Robbins, co-chair of Jenner & Block’s Government Contracts Practice, introduces Special Counsel Nathan Castellano, who joined the firm in late February. They discuss Nathan’s background, frequent authorship, and important developments facing government contractors and grant recipients. Mr. Robbins... Continue reading
By: Michael W. Ross, Ali M. Arain, and Jonathan Steinberg Late last month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took another step toward adopting rules governing the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and algorithms in appraising home values. Specifically, the CFPB issued a detailed outline and questionnaire soliciting feedback from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2022 at Consumer Law Round-Up
Partner David Robbins, co-chair of Jenner & Block’s Government Contracts Practice, discusses the important developments facing government contractors and grant recipients in the latest episode of the Government Contracts Legal Round-Up. During the episode, Mr. Robbins brings the audience up to speed on recent rulings on vaccine mandates, recent bid... Continue reading
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By Ali M. Arain, Michael W. Ross, and Jonathan Steinberg Potential discrimination and bias resulting from consumer tools based on artificial intelligence and automated data will be an enforcement focus of regulators this year, Jenner & Block attorneys predict. Accuracy and transparency are also on the table, they say. Given... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2022 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By Vivian L. Bickford and David M. Kroeger Among the many unusual aspects of 2021 is that the same insurance company was before a federal appellate court on two separate but contemporaneous cases – one in which the insurer was asserting a lack of insurance coverage based on TCPA and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2022 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By: Wesley M. Griffith and Jenna L. Conwisar Effective January 1, 2022, California implemented several important changes to its consumer protection laws, ranging from data privacy to debt collection to updates to the Consumer Legal Remedies Act. This post highlights several notable changes that companies and practitioners may wish to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2022 at Consumer Law Round-Up
Co-hosts Matthew L. Haws and Sati Harutyunyan discuss the implications of the US Supreme Court decision to stay OSHA’s vaccine-or-test emergency temporary standard (ETS). During the episode, Mr. Haws and Ms. Harutyunyan explain what the ruling signals for federal contractors and what to expect as attention shifts back to the... Continue reading
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By: Alexander M. Smith In recent years, conjoint analysis has proliferated as a methodology for calculating class-wide damages in consumer class actions. While conjoint analysis first emerged as a marketing tool for measuring consumers’ relative preferences for various product attributes, many plaintiffs (and their experts) have attempted to employ conjoint... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2021 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By: Elizabeth Avunjian On December 16, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) initiated a rulemaking to address government and business impersonation fraud, which involves “[i]mpersonators us[ing] all methods of communication to trick their targets into trusting that they are the government or an established business and then trad[ing] on this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2021 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By: Lindsey A. Lusk New York federal courts have recently shown a willingness to dismiss implausible mislabeling claims on the pleadings. The recent dismissal of three consumer class actions—all filed by the same plaintiff’s counsel—suggests that these federal courts are increasingly skeptical of lawyer-driven claims regarding alleged confusion over the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2021 at Consumer Law Round-Up
Co-Hosts Matthew L. Haws and Sati Harutyunyan discuss the latest court orders blocking the enforcement of the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors issued on September 9, 2021 through Executive Order 14042 (EO 14042). During the episode, Mr. Haws and Ms. Harutyunyan walk listeners through the orders’ implications, the... Continue reading
Host David R. Robbins fdiscusses the latest rule changes and regularly announcements made by the Biden Administration that will impact government contractors and grant recipients. Among those announcements are the deadline extension for government contractors to comply with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, the US Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model... Continue reading
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By: Gabriel K. Gillett, Kelsey L. Stimple, and Howard S. Suskin In Railey v. Sunset Food Mart, Inc., -- F.4th --, No. 21-2533, 2021 WL 4808222 (7th Cir. Oct. 15, 2021), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the district court’s order remanding a class action asserting... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2021 at Consumer Law Round-Up
Associate Michelle Onibokun joins host David R. Robbins for a conversation about President Biden’s broad mandate for certain government contractors to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and the FAR class deviations to implement those requirements. Mr. Robbins and Ms. Onibokun also discussed the latest bid protest cases contractors should be aware... Continue reading
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By: Jacob D. Alderdice Shoppers in online marketplaces, or customers checking reviews before dining or retaining a service, have become increasingly reliant on internet testimonials. Mark P. of Hoboken, NJ rates Hank’s Burger Depot 5 out of 5 stars, and he tells you it’s the best burger and shake he’s... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2021 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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In this article published by Westlaw Today, Partners Brian R. Boch and Charles D. Riely and Associate William R. Erlain explain that the US Securities and Exchange Commission has ramped up its enforcement against misleading cybersecurity disclosures and announced plans to consider adopting new disclosure obligations. The authors highlight key... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2021 at Consumer Law Round-Up
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By: Allison A. Torrence On October 5, 2021, California Governor Newsom signed SB 343, addressing recyclability claims on products and in advertising. The Act amends existing sections of California’s Business and Professions Code as well as the Public Resource Code relating to environmental advertising. These laws collectively provide California’s version... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2021 at Consumer Law Round-Up