Consumer Law

1726 ABA Journal articles on Consumer Law.

Verizon worker told customer to hire ‘big shot lawyer’ over nude photo migration, suit says

A man has filed a $4 million lawsuit against Verizon Wireless that claims his fiancée’s nude photos inexplicably ended up on the phone of another person.

Plaintiff Jeff Smith of…

9th Circuit upholds $25M Trump University settlement that gives ‘almost a full recovery’ to students

A Florida bankruptcy lawyer who paid about $19,000 for classes at Trump University can’t opt out of a $25 million settlement and bring her own lawsuit, a move that would…

Trump’s interim CFPB chief shifts enforcement power in lending bias cases

President Donald Trump’s interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has shifted enforcement power away from the office that had pursued cases alleging interest rate discrimination.

The Office of…

Suit accuses sex toy company of collecting data on customer usage

A lawsuit filed on Wednesday accuses a sex toy company of collecting information from its customers on when and how often they use its vibrators.

The would-be class action, filed…

Full DC Circuit upholds structure of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

An en banc federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau along with protections for its director that allow removal only for cause.


Judges refuse to toss suits claiming law firm ads interfered with timeshare contracts

Federal judges in Tennessee and Florida have refused to completely dismiss lawsuits claiming two law firms sought to interfere with timeshare contracts through ads seeking clients who want to dump…

$20M windfall for UC law schools in wrongful foreclosure suit shrinks to $150K

A federal judge has vacated a punitive damages award against Bank of America that gave $20 million to the University of California’s five law schools in a wrongful foreclosure case.

Starbucks wins dismissal of lawsuit alleging it underfilled lattes

A federal judge in California has dismissed a proposed class action suit that accused Starbucks of uniformly underfilling its lattes in order to save on milk costs.


Are iPhone slowdowns a trespass to chattel? 2 lawsuits with differing causes of action filed
Two would-be class action lawsuits have been filed against Apple after it acknowledged slowing down older iPhones to avoid unexpected shutdowns caused by batteries that can’t supply the necessary power for new features.
Judge refuses to block Trump’s pick in leadership dispute at federal consumer agency

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has refused to block President Donald Trump’s appointment of an acting director to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly…

Federal consumer agency official sues Trump, maintains she is acting director
Updated: The deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau argues she is acting director of the agency in a lawsuit filed Sunday night against President Donald Trump.

Leandra English says the Dodd-Frank Act makes her temporary director of the agency after the resignation of Richard Cordray.
Missouri AG subpoenas Google to investigate antitrust and consumer protection violations

The attorney general of Missouri has launched an investigation into whether Google mishandled customer data and violated antitrust law.

“There is strong reason to believe that Google has not been…

McDonald’s, Kmart among 4 companies to settle federal ADA suits over website and app access

Four companies have settled lawsuits that claimed they violated the federal Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to make their websites and apps easily accessible to blind people.

The companies…

Congress overturns consumer bureau rule limiting mandatory arbitration in bank contracts
Vice President Mike Pence cast a tie-breaker vote in the Senate on Tuesday to overturn a rule to limit mandatory arbitration clauses in contracts between consumers and financial institutions.

GM agrees to pay $120M to settle multistate claims on faulty ignition switches

General Motors has agreed to pay $120 million to settle claims by 49 states and Washington, D.C., over faulty ignition switches.

A GM spokesman confirmed the settlement after Oct 19, 2017 1:28 PM CDT

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