Consumer Law

1738 ABA Journal articles on Consumer Law.

Federal judge scolds slow-moving BigLaw lawyers, enforces oral agreement to settle class action
A federal judge in New Jersey is requiring Samsung Electronics America to abide by an oral agreement to settle two would-be class actions involving drain pumps in washing machines.
Judge tosses suits claiming Poland Spring misleads consumers about water source

A Connecticut federal judge has tossed four consolidated class action lawsuits that claimed Nestle’s Poland Spring bottled water is misleading consumers because its water doesn’t come from a naturally occurring…

Judge tosses lawsuit claiming Zillow uses Zestimates to funnel website visitors to advertisers

A federal judge in Chicago has dismissed an amended lawsuit that claims Zillow engages in deceptive and unfair business practices by using its sometimes inaccurate “Zestimates” of property value as…

Uber and Lyft end mandatory arbitration for sexual assault claims
Uber and Lyft have ended forced arbitration for sexual assault cases brought by passengers, drivers and employees.
14 women accusing drivers of sex assault ask Uber board to be released from arbitration
Fourteen women sent a letter to the Uber’s board of directors Thursday requesting to be released from the arbitration provision in their consumer agreement to allow them to pursue a class-action lawsuit alleging Uber’s inadequate driver screening procedures led to the sexual assault, rape, sexual harassment and gender-motivated violence they experienced at the hands of their drivers.
Wells Fargo to pay $1B penalty for consumer law violations

Wells Fargo has agreed to pay a $1 billion penalty for alleged violations of the Consumer Financial Protection Act.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller…

Clients hang up in disbelief when lawyer calls to tell them of $61M verdict over unwanted calls
The West Virginia law firm of Bailey & Glasser wants its class clients to know they are eligible for an award as a result of a $61 million verdict against Dish Network for its marketing calls.
Judge tosses suit claiming McDonald’s extra value meals are a bad deal

McDonald’s didn’t violate Illinois consumer law by marketing “extra value meals” that cost more than when the items are purchased a la carte, a federal judge has ruled.

U.S. District…

Coffee must carry cancer warning, California judge rules in tentative decision

A California judge has tentatively ruled that coffee sold in the state must carry a cancer warning label.

Judge Elihu Berle based his decision on a state law that requires…

Judge has a problem with law firm’s ads, but says rival can’t recover damages
A Philadelphia lawyer isn’t done litigating false advertising cases against law firms, though he wasn’t able to persuade a federal judge last month that Larry Pitt & Associates was entitled to damages for a rival Philadelphia firm’s ad claims.
Stop using photo of Justice Ginsburg to portray your ethics advisers, cryptocurrency company is told

A company that promotes cryptocurrency trading software is told to take down a photo of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and other legal luminaries that purports to represent members of its…

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…

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