• 12.11.19

    Weight Loss Supplement Class Gains $4.6M Settlement

    A challenge to the claims about effectiveness of weight loss pills has settled for $4.6 million.  

  • 12.11.19

    From Vegan Burgers to Crab Rolls, False Ad Suits Continue

    Claims involving vegan burgers and crab rolls were brought against national chains Burger King and Benihana in two new consumer class actions.  

  • 12.11.19

    Supreme Court Alert: FDCPA Limitations Period Runs From Violation, Not Discovery

    In a victory for common sense, the Supreme Court has ruled, in Rotkiske v. Klemm, that the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act’s statute of limitations begins to run when the alleged FDCPA violation occurs, not when the violation is discovered. 

  • 12.11.19

    CFPB News Roundup: Appeals Activism, TRID Review, SCOTUS Date and More

    As 2019 nears an end, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) has remained busy, challenging a class action settlement in Maryland, seeking public comment on the TRID disclosure rule, releasing its latest rule-making agenda and its eighth annual Ombudsman Office report, reaching a ...

  • 12.11.19

    Student Lending: AGs Question Education Department, CFPB Sued

    In the latest student lending happenings, a group of state attorneys general wrote to the Department of Education seeking confirmation of student loan discharge relief to thousands of borrowers, while a consumer group filed suit against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) alleging lax ...

  • 12.11.19

    Framing a Federal Privacy Standard: Congressional Efforts Continue

    In the latest Congressional effort to establish a federal privacy law, on November 18, 2019, a group of Senators released a set of “core principles” for a federal privacy framework.

  • 12.05.19

    CMS Approves Washington, DC’s IMD Waiver for Mental Health

    On November 6, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Washington, DC’s Behavioral Health Transformation Demonstration, which waives the institution for mental diseases (IMD) exclusion1 for short-term stays in IMDs for mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) ...

  • 12.05.19

    Cover Your Eyes: NAD Recommends Pepper Spray Discontinue Claims

    The National Advertising Division (NAD) has recommended that an advertiser discontinue performance claims for its pepper spray in a challenge brought by a competitor.  

  • 12.05.19

    Rule 40 Changes Create New Olympic Opportunities, Challenges

    Advertisers may be able to take advantage of new marketing opportunities during the Olympic Games in 2020 thanks to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) revising their guidance around Rule 40 of the Olympic Charter.  

  • 12.04.19

    OCC, FDIC Propose Madden Fix Regulations

    In a welcome development for fintechs, lenders and investors, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) separately have proposed regulations to address the substantial uncertainty created by the Second Circuit’s decision in Madden ...