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Latest News in Consumer Protection

  • February 20, 2024

    Liberal Justices Hint Chevron Deference Hanging By A Thread

    In the U.S. Supreme Court's latest battle royal over administrative powers, left-leaning justices at oral arguments Tuesday openly suggested that the landmark legal doctrine underpinning modern rulemaking might soon shrivel up, clearing the way for industry-led challenges to regulations on the books for decades.

  • February 20, 2024

    Bankrupt Co. Stole $100M In Special Needs Trusts, Suit Says

    The parents of a disabled child claim the founders and financial entities behind a now-bankrupt corporate trustee orchestrated a decadelong predatory scheme to misappropriate more than $100 million of special needs trust assets, according to a proposed class action filed Monday in Florida federal court.

  • February 20, 2024

    Chicago Sues Oil Giants, Alleging Climate Change Deception

    The city of Chicago hit BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Shell and the oil and gas industry's largest trade association with a lawsuit Tuesday, alleging their involvement in a decadeslong "campaign of deception" to increase consumption of fossil fuels to boost profits, despite their knowledge that their products cause environmental harm.

  • February 20, 2024

    Wells Fargo Says SEC Has Closed Hiring Practices Probe

    Wells Fargo said Tuesday that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has closed an investigation into the bank's hiring practices, following allegations that some bank managers conducted sham interviews to meet a diversity quota, while Barclays PLC has said it no longer faces an investigation into its anti-money laundering compliance.

  • February 20, 2024

    NM Fire Victims Sue FEMA Over Compensation Delays

    Ten New Mexico residents with property damaged by the Hermit's Peak/Calf Canyon Fire sued the Federal Emergency Management Agency in federal court Friday, saying FEMA is not processing their claims in a timely manner, in violation of an assistance measure Congress passed for victims of the wildfire.

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  • AGENCIES
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Council of Better Business Bureaus, National Advertising Division
  • Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • State attorneys general offices
  • State consumer protection regulators
  • POLICY & REGULATION
  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
  • Fair Credit Billing Act
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Fair Debt Collections Practices Act
  • Lanham Act
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act
  • Truth in Lending Act
  • State and international consumer protection legislation and regulation
  • LITIGATION
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  • Suits over false or deceptive advertising, marketing, or labeling of services
  • Cases over consumer data breaches
  • Disputes over collection of consumers’ personal information
  • PROFILES
  • Personnel moves
  • Profiles of consumer protection practices

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