Consumer Protection News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in February, 2017

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SC rejects plea to stay jallikattu law
The HinduFebruary 1, 2017

The interlocutory applications filed by the NGOs against the new Tamil Nadu law were part of their 2016 writ petitions. The Bench has given them two weeks to file fresh writ petitions challenging the Tamil Nadu amendments. The State government and ...more »

California judge upholds public utility's subscriber data sharing
Northern California RecordFebruary 1, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California ordered last fall that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) could hand over requested confidential subscriber information to The Utility Reform Network (TURN ...more »

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Confidentiality
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US House tax committee will not seek Trump tax returns
ReutersFebruary 13, 2017

Experts say federal law authorizes the House Ways and Means Committee, the Senate Finance Committee and the Joint Committee on Taxation to examine individual returns. The two other panels are headed by Senator Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican who ...more »

Food Poisoning
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Handle with Care: 3 Food Poisoning Hazards at Your Super Bowl Party
Contagionlive.comFebruary 4, 2017

As United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) deputy undersecretary for food safety, Al Almanza, noted in a public health alert on the topic of Sunday's big annual football event, “A long game and a big crowd means more opportunities for food ...more »

Consumer Disputes
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Consumer Watch: Auto issues top list of consumer complaints in 2016
Chattanooga Times Free PressFebruary 19, 2017

Billing and fee disputes, mortgage-related fraud, credit repair, debt relief services, predatory lending and illegal or abusive debt collection tactics. 1. And, finally, automobile complaints are No. 1 and have been ever since I began my work in the ...more »

Audi Denied Sedan's Push-Button Ignition Was Defective
The Legal IntelligencerFebruary 6, 2017

Zuritsky sued car-manufacturer Audi of America Inc., alleging it violated the Pennsylvania Lemon Law, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, and the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law. Zuritsky's expert in automotive engineering started and ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Local briefs 2-17-17
Wyoming TribuneFebruary 17, 2017

Cheyenne Police Chief Brian Kozak said Thursday during his presentation of the department's 2016 annual report that multiple people of interest in last year's Medicap Pharmacy shooting and robbery attempt are currently in custody in another state.more »

Consumer Protection
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House Democrats' plan to protect Dodd-Frank: 'Take it to the public'
Washington ExaminerFebruary 6, 2017

"Take it to the public," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Monday at a press conference opposing Republican efforts to repeal part of the much-criticized Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. "It's about letting people know what ...more »

Stolen Identity
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The Body Language Files: How to Detect Fraud and Identity Theft
Huffington PostFebruary 17, 2017

There are countless incidents of in-person fraud and identity theft. Folks who aren't who they say they are go into banks all the time and apply for credit cards, apply for loans, and open accounts. Payday loan stores give loans to people who fake ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Credit Card, Identity Fraud Spike Despite Security Chips ...
MarketWatchFebruary 1, 2017

Credit card and identity fraud are at their highest levels in more than a decade, despite new security protections implemented by credit card companies.more »

Unsafe Products
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WV Fed. Court Requires Proof of Safer, Alternative Design for Strict ...
The National Law ReviewFebruary 3, 2017

The Federal Court for the Southern District of West Virginia recently held that plaintiffs in a multi-district litigation over surgical mesh would have to prove that a ...more »

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