Consumer Protection. Legal news and articles for September 23 - 30, 2014

Indiana attorney general tackles top consumer complaintsSCC weighs-in on consumer protection remedies in Quebec class actionsSCC weighs-in on consumer protection remedies in Quebec class actionsOp-Ed: NJ Can Protect Consumers without Promoting LawsuitsBank fined for mortgage-processing failuresSupreme Court Of Canada Holds That Some Provincial Consumer Protection...A GOP Senate's First Target: Elizabeth Warren's Consumer Protection AgencyTwitter calls TCPA class action 'abusive,' asks judge to dismiss itBanks And Provincial Consumer Protection Laws – The Supreme Court Of ...Update on the Impact of the Affordable Care Act on ConsumersSupreme Court Of Canada Rules That Québec's Consumer Protection Act...The Marcotte decision: the Supreme Court of Canada rules against banks in ...SCC maintains permissive view of Quebec class actions and confirms the ...Arthur Cox | The Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014Eleventh Circuit Hears Oral Argument in Landmark TCPA Case

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Coakley To Face Baker In Mass. Governor's Race
WBURSeptember 10, 2014

BOSTON — Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker are moving on to November after winning the nominations of their respective parties for governor on Tuesday. Coakley defeated state treasurer and former Democratic ...more »

William Hill Launches an Age-Screening Tool on Twitter
PokerNews.comSeptember 8, 2014

Another UK-facing gaming operator is preparing for the United Kingdom Gambling Commission's pending Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act. William Hill has launched an age-screening tool on Twitter to prevent underage gamblers from interacting with ...more »

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Indiana attorney general tackles top consumer complaints
Indianapolis StarSeptember 30, 2014

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said Tuesday that home repair and construction scams are one of the top consumer complaints in the state. In 2013, the office received 923 complaints of this type, the third-highest such category tracked, Zoeller's ...more »

SCC weighs-in on consumer protection remedies in Quebec class actions
Lexology (registration)September 30, 2014

On September 19, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada released a trilogy of decisions examining the standing of representative plaintiffs and the availability of consumer protection legislation in the class action context. Though these decisions are ...more »

SCC weighs-in on consumer protection remedies in Quebec class actions
Lexology (registration)September 30, 2014

On September 19, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada released a trilogy of decisions examining the standing of representative plaintiffs and the availability of consumer protection legislation in the class action context. Though these decisions are ...more »

Op-Ed: NJ Can Protect Consumers without Promoting Lawsuits
NJ SpotlightSeptember 30, 2014

A new white paper from Emory University Law School professor Joanna Shepherd, “The Expansion of New Jersey's Consumer Fraud Act: Causes and Consequences,” details just how we got to the point where we are suing over sandwiches. It begins by ...more »

Bank fined for mortgage-processing failures
USA TODAYSeptember 29, 2014

The practices violated consumer protections against improper or deceptive practices enacted under the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, as well under the consumer agency's new rules, the CFPB said. The rules required ...more »

Supreme Court Of Canada Holds That Some Provincial Consumer Protection...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)September 26, 2014

The SCC has made it clear that in some circumstances provincial consumer protection legislation may apply to federally regulated industries, including the financial services industry. While the decision provides some much needed guidance, the tests for ...more »

A GOP Senate's First Target: Elizabeth Warren's Consumer Protection Agency
Mother JonesSeptember 26, 2014

House Republicans have also introduced legislation to let other financial regulators overturn CFPB rules, to eliminate a fund the bureau uses to compensate consumers who've been defrauded by an institution that's gone belly-up, and to restrict the kind ...more »

Twitter calls TCPA class action 'abusive,' asks judge to dismiss it
Washington ExaminerSeptember 25, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Twitter has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit against it for allegedly violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. “This case is another in a growing line of abusive, putative class action lawsuits ...more »

Banks And Provincial Consumer Protection Laws – The Supreme Court Of ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)September 25, 2014

At issue in Marcotte was whether the requirements of Quebec's Consumer Protection Act (CPA) respecting the rules governing disclosure and calculation of consumer borrowing costs apply to foreign exchange conversion fees on transactions charged to ...more »

Update on the Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Consumers
AJMC.com Managed Markets NetworkSeptember 24, 2014

The first provisions of the Affordable Care Act were implemented in 2010 and focused primarily on coverage expansion and consumer protections. These included provisions that allow young adults to stay on their parents' policies until they turn 26; ...more »

Supreme Court Of Canada Rules That Québec's Consumer Protection Act...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)September 24, 2014

In Marcotte, the plaintiffs, who used their Canadian-issued credit cards to make purchases in foreign currencies, argued that the banks violated Québec's Consumer Protection Act (the "CPA") by failing to disclose foreign exchange conversion charges as ...more »

The Marcotte decision: the Supreme Court of Canada rules against banks in ...
Lexology (registration)September 24, 2014

In so doing, the Court rejected the banks' constitutional arguments and held the banks were not immune from Quebec's Consumer Protection Act (“CPA”) with respect to the disclosure of credit card conversion charges levied on purchases made in foreign ...more »

SCC maintains permissive view of Quebec class actions and confirms the ...
Lexology (registration)September 24, 2014

In Bank of Montreal v. Marcotte, 2014 SCC 55, the Supreme Court dismissed appeals brought by various banks contesting the applicability of the Quebec Consumer Protection Act (“CPA”) to conversion charges charged by banks of foreign currency ...more »

Arthur Cox | The Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)September 24, 2014

The Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014 (the “ Act”) was signed into law by the President on 28 July 2014 and the entire Act (with the exception of the provisions in relation to media mergers for which no commencement order has yet been ...more »

Eleventh Circuit Hears Oral Argument in Landmark TCPA Case
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)September 23, 2014

Industry now waits as the Eleventh Circuit considers whether to overturn a Florida district court decision rejecting the Federal Communications Commission's definition of prior express consent under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. On September ...more »

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