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24 Jan 2014, 8:06 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman According to this Associated Press story, in 2012, the Vermont Attorney General sued a company called Vermints under Vermont’s consumer protection law alleging that Vermints had mislabeled its mints “Vermont’s All-Natural Mints” (my emphasis). [read post]
6 Dec 2013, 3:12 pm by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman As explained in this article by Christopher Jensen, Hyundai is trying to "help" its customers by forcing them to arbitrate disputes over warranty coverage. [read post]
22 Nov 2013, 9:30 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman Ninth Circuit chief judge Alex Kozinski and his wife, Marcy Tiffany, own a Nissan Leaf, an all-electric car. [read post]
6 Nov 2013, 4:29 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took two steps yesterday in the debt-collection realm. [read post]
1 Nov 2013, 3:40 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman Remember the Obama Administration's early "stimulus" program known as cash-for-clunkers? [read post]
14 Oct 2013, 6:08 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman Well at least the debt-collection lawyers don't, as explained in this article by Jenna Greene. [read post]
9 Oct 2013, 5:17 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman Last April, the Supreme Court decided Genesis HealthCare v. [read post]
6 Oct 2013, 9:01 pm by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman As we've explained in a series of recent posts, in Carrera v. [read post]
1 Oct 2013, 2:24 am by Deepak Gupta
 Allison Zieve and Brian Wolfman have both recently blogged about the case here and here. [read post]
26 Sep 2013, 8:06 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman We have posted (for instance, here and here) about efforts to push forward in various ways with the massive Title VII employment disrimination class action thrown out by the Supreme Court in Wal-Mart v. [read post]
17 Sep 2013, 4:54 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman As we've reported in the past (for instance, here), states with governors and/or legislatures who don't like the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have threatened not to participate in the Act's Medicaid expansion (which the Supreme Court said could not be forced on the states by Congress under the Constitution's "Spending Clause"). [read post]
9 Sep 2013, 9:11 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman We've blogged here about the difficulty of altering unhealthy or economically destructive behavior through public-education campaigns or mandated disclosures. [read post]
21 Aug 2013, 11:48 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman We have covered the interaction between consumer protection law and efforts to stem the obesity epidemic, including NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg's effort to ban large-sized sugary drinks (which has failed so far in the New York courts). [read post]
19 Aug 2013, 3:31 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman The Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) provides jurisdiction in federal district court (originally and by removal) for most minimally diverse class actions and for so-called "mass actions." [read post]
12 Aug 2013, 5:48 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman We've been covering the congressional debate over interest rates on students loans. [read post]
2 Aug 2013, 4:54 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman Some parts of the Affordable Care Act are already in place, such as the requirement that uninsured kids up to age 26 be offered insurance on their parents' health insurane policies. [read post]
1 Aug 2013, 3:52 am by Brian Wolfman
by Brian Wolfman Yesterday, we told you about federal judge Richard Leon's ruling invalidating the Federal Reserve's rule on debit card swipe fees. [read post]