WASHINGTON – In a case that will have a major effect on the way states bring consumer protection actions against alleged corporate wrongdoers, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a state-law -based parens patriae action is removable as a “mass action” under the Class Action Fairness Act when the state is the sole plaintiff.
A class action plaintiff had standing under California law to sue Kohl’s Department Stores for falsely advertising its “sale” prices, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
The servicing of a borrower’s residential mortgage loan is not a “consumer transaction” under state consumer protection law, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled in answering a certified question from a U.S. District Court.
A check-cashing business could enforce an updated version of an arbitration clause included in its delayed-deposit customer agreements, the Mississippi Court of Appeals has ruled.
Errors in credit reports can cause businesses to deny credit to potentially valuable customers, a director of the Federal Trade Commission warned a U.S. Senate subcommittee earlier this month.
WASHINGTON – A long running battle between a Minnesota frequent flyer and an airline carrier has landed before the U.S. Supreme Court, giving the justices yet another chance to weigh in on whether a federal law preempts a state law-based lawsuit.
A $1.5 million award of attorney fees in a coupon-based settlement of a consumer class action violated the Class Action Fairness Act, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing judgment.
A single-floor condominium unit in a multistory building was a “lot” subject to the disclosure and reporting requirements of the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming judgment.
Class representatives and class counsel failed to adequately represent absent class members in reaching a $45 million settlement of claims against the three major credit reporting agencies, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing judgment.