April 9, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Wednesday ordered Bank of America to pay $727 million for its illegal credit card practices. The CFPB asserts that Bank of America used deceptive marketing and unfair billing practices in violation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer ...[read more]
November 20, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The Regional Court of Berlin on Tuesday held that 25 of Google's privacy policies and terms of service violate Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG), Germany's data protection law. The case against Google was filed by the Federation of German Consumer Organizations (VZBV), which challenged 13 privacy ...[read more]
March 14, 2013
by Sarah Paulsworth
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Thursday that evictions carried out in Spain under harsh property repossession laws violate EU consumer protection laws. According to the ECJ, Spain's laws contravene EU laws because they do not allow national courts to stop evictions taking place due to ...[read more]
February 6, 2013
by Michael Haggerson
The High Court of Australia unanimously ruled on Wednesday that Google did not engage in misleading or deceptive conduct in violation of Section 52 of the Trade Practices Act of 1974. The ruling overturns a lower court ruling. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) brought the ...[read more]
January 11, 2013
by Michael Muha
JURIST Guest Columnist Louise Bennetts of the Cato Institute gives a critique of Dodd-Frank and argues that recent regulatory trends are incompatible with a rule-based system...It seems that "rules-based" is the new DC buzz phrase. There is little disagreement that a "rules-based" approach to ...[read more]
June 13, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California ruled on Tuesday that Apple must defend against lawsuits filed by the company's customers under two California consumer protection laws. Judge Lucy Koh dismissed the other defendants in the lawsuit including Google, ...[read more]
April 3, 2012
by Hillary Stemple
The full Federal Court of Australia ruled Tuesday that Google Inc. engaged in advertising practices that were deceptive and misleading, resulting in a violation of the country's consumer protection laws. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) brought the case against Google ...[read more]
January 18, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday in Mims v. Arrow Financial Services LLC that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act does not deprive the federal district courts of their federal question jurisdiction over private actions brought under the act. The US Court of Appeals for the ...[read more]
December 11, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On December 11, 2009, the US House of Representatives voted 223-202 to approve a bill creating a consumer financial protection agency and strengthening oversight of the financial industry. The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009 ultimately consolidated into the Dodd-Frank Wall ...[read more]
November 10, 2011
by Meagan McElroy
On November 10, 2009, US Senate Banking Committee chair Chris Dodd introduced financial reform legislation intended to address systemic risks to the nation's economy that precipitated the 2008-2009 financial crisis. US financial regulators and scholars had previously recommended greater regulatory ...[read more]

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