Consumer Disputes. Legal news and articles for September 29 - 30, 2014

Gov. Brown vetoes antibiotics, farm labor billsNew Afghan Government? Check. Now Get the Economy GoingNew Afghan Government? Check. Now Get the Economy GoingOut Of The Shadow Of The Past?Five takeaways from airline and consumer pleas on disclosing baggage fees ...Missouri consumers collect almost $1 million from health insurersThe Financial Ombudsman ServiceEnd of the line for the sports blackout rule The big picture: Microsoft's ...Law school receives financial aid to give legal help to local veteransFTC comments on the CFPB's foray into mobile financial services, emphasizing ...The Morning Ledger: The CFO On-Ramp Grows LongerShanghai's Stocks Head for Biggest Quarterly Gain Since 2009Handset fault pushes customer to the wallFood bank disputes USDA food contracts in North FloridaFood bank disputes USDA food contracts in North Florida

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Inside counsel should consider revisiting arbitration clauses
InsideCounselSeptember 8, 2014

The typical consumer dispute is over a relatively small sum. Because of the staggering costs of individual lawsuits compared to the expected recovery, a consumer cannot bring an individual action to redress corporate misconduct. Instead, the sole ...more »

Consumer forum asks Bharti Airtel Limited to pay Rs 5 lakh to customer for ...
Daily News & AnalysisSeptember 7, 2014

Irked by the "mischief conduct" of its executives towards customers, a consumer forum has asked Bharti Airtel Limited to pay Rs five lakh, saying it was a fit case for "punitive damages" to teach the company a "lesson". The New Delhi Consumer Disputes ...more »

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Gov. Brown vetoes antibiotics, farm labor bills
Capital PressSeptember 30, 2014

“Both contract enforcement and election disputes should be dealt with so the process is balanced and fair,” he wrote on Sept. 28. “This bill only addresses contract enforcement. ... safety and efficiency, a Senate bill analysis explains. While they're ...more »

New Afghan Government? Check. Now Get the Economy Going
Wall Street JournalSeptember 30, 2014

Unfortunately, disputes over land are relatively common in Afghanistan due to conflicting laws, tribal and community customs, and presidential decrees. The uncertainty over property rights is made worse by mortgage laws that need to be clarified and ...more »

New Afghan Government? Check. Now Get the Economy Going
Wall Street JournalSeptember 30, 2014

Unfortunately, disputes over land are relatively common in Afghanistan due to conflicting laws, tribal and community customs, and presidential decrees. The uncertainty over property rights is made worse by mortgage laws that need to be clarified and ...more »

Out Of The Shadow Of The Past?
OutlookSeptember 30, 2014

Not only is it in the PRC's favor, but India mostly exports raw materials to the country while importing a range of consumer and industrial goods. Beyond these features of the bilateral relationship, the two sides are wary of each other's presence in ...more »

Five takeaways from airline and consumer pleas on disclosing baggage fees ...
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.comSeptember 30, 2014

The rule could also lead to swifter resolution of ticket disputes, and apply not only to airlines and ticket sellers but also to third-party price-comparison websites such as Google Travel and Kayak.com. The rule would prohibit undisclosed bias when ...more »

Missouri consumers collect almost $1 million from health insurers
STLtoday.comSeptember 30, 2014

Overall, Missouri consumers filed 901 formal complaints with the department against health insurance companies during that time period. That number topped the list of overall insurance disputes investigated so far this year. Auto insurance complaints ...more »

The Financial Ombudsman Service
Lexology (registration)September 30, 2014

It provides a dispute resolution service for consumers as an alternative to the civil courts, investigating and resolving complaints against businesses that provide financial services. The FOS will only consider a complaint after the business has had ...more »

End of the line for the sports blackout rule The big picture: Microsoft's ...
PoliticoSeptember 30, 2014

Even if the rule is voted down today, as is expected, the NFL and other sports leagues can continue to blackout certain games under existing contracts with broadcasters, and they can also occur as a result of negotiating disputes between broadcasters ...more »

Law school receives financial aid to give legal help to local veterans
The Baylor LariatSeptember 30, 2014

“We mainly focus on civil disputes,” Fuselier said. “There are lots of family law matters, divorces, wills, consumer debt and bankruptcy cases we deal with.” Betty Balli Torres, executive director for the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, said the ...more »

FTC comments on the CFPB's foray into mobile financial services, emphasizing ...
Lexology (registration)September 30, 2014

The FTC recommends that consumers seek out mobile payments services with readily accessible disclosures about how the payment service works and the remedies available if there is a billing dispute or problem with the service. In parallel, the FTC ...more »

The Morning Ledger: The CFO On-Ramp Grows Longer
Wall Street Journal (blog)September 30, 2014

Consumer-confidence data releases at 10 a.m., and the consensus is for a strong reading of 92.5, a slight improvement from August's 92.4. Walgreen looks healthy to investors. Despite missteps including a $1.1 billion error in guidance, Walgreen Co.'s ...more »

Shanghai's Stocks Head for Biggest Quarterly Gain Since 2009
BloombergSeptember 30, 2014

Qingdao Haier Co. led declines for consumer companies dependent on economic growth after a manufacturing gauge from HSBC Holdings Plc and Markit Economics missed estimates. New China Life Insurance Co. and Citic Securities Co. dropped more than 2 ...more »

Handset fault pushes customer to the wall
Times of IndiaSeptember 29, 2014

Mohan then approached the Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum Bangalore (Urban). After examining the CCTV footage at the shop, the forum decided that not giving a refund clearly amounts to unfair trade practice and deficiency in service. Also, the fact ...more »

Food bank disputes USDA food contracts in North Florida
Florida Times-UnionSeptember 29, 2014

New contracts to distribute federally supplied food in 17 Northeast Florida counties for 2014-15 — beginning Wednesday — were awarded last week to two teams of bidders. Distribution rights to 11 area counties, including Duval, Clay, Nassau and St ...more »

Food bank disputes USDA food contracts in North Florida
Florida Times-UnionSeptember 29, 2014

Bidders have 10 days to file a formal protest, said Erin Gillespie, spokeswoman for the state Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, which administers the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Emergency Food Assistance Program. “In the ...more »

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