• 08.20.19

    Gatorade Victorious in Trademark Suit

    In a big win for Gatorade, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed that the company’s use of the phrase “The Sports Fuel Company” was not a trademark violation.  

  • 08.14.19

    California DBO Proposes Commercial Finance Disclosure Regulations and Seeks Further Comments

    The California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) has issued its long-awaited draft regulations to implement SB 1235, a 2018 law requiring consumer-like disclosures for commercial financing in California.  The DBO has requested public comment on these draft regulations, giving interested ...

  • 08.14.19

    CFPB News: MOUs, Automated Underwriting, Settlements, Payday Rule Delay

    In another busy stretch for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau), lawmakers reached out to the Bureau and the Department of Education (DOE) regarding protections for student borrowers, while the CFPB and the New York attorney general reached a $60 million deal with a group of ...

  • 08.14.19

    Payment Processor Faces Joint Federal, State Action

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Ohio attorney general have sued a payment processor arising from activities that allegedly enabled its merchant customers to defraud consumers.

  • 08.14.19

    New York DFS Joins the Innovation Movement

    Joining the innovation trend, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced the creation of a new Research and Innovation Division.

  • 08.14.19

    Third Time’s the Charm? Key Takeaways From the Updated TRID FAQs

    On July 31, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) issued a third update to its TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) FAQs, providing new questions and answers regarding giving loan estimates to consumers.

  • 08.13.19

    Retail and Consumer Products Law Roundup August 2019

    In the decade since amendments to the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) took effect, businesses across all industries have confronted constant legal challenges concerning workplace and retail premises access, as well as complaints about online accommodations for people whose vision and ...

  • 08.13.19

    NAD Throws Wet Blanket on Weighted Blanket Claims

    Weighed down by the advertiser’s performance claims, the National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended that Weighting Comforts modify or discontinue the express claims for its weighted blankets.

  • 08.13.19

    New Jersey Court Reverses Dismissal of Homeopathic Flu Medicine Suit

    A New Jersey appellate panel reversed dismissal of a false advertising suit challenging claims for a homeopathic flu medicine, allowing the suit to move forward.

  • 08.13.19

    Makers of Head Impact Sensors Avoid FTC Enforcement Headache

    The makers of three types of head impact sensors survived a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) review into advertising claims for their products, with the agency closing out its investigation without taking action.