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28 Sep 2009, 9:34 am
Consumer Class Actions Against Apple DismissedThis posting was written by Jody Coultas, Editor of CCH State Unfair Trade Practices Law.Two class actionsâ€â [read post]
28 Nov 2009, 8:32 am by John W. Arden
AstraZeneca Not Liable For Marketing of Nexium This posting was written by Jody Coultas, Editor of CCH State Unfair Trade Practices Law. [read post]
23 Mar 2011, 7:30 am
FTC Settles with Company Allegedly Using Deceptive “Consumer” ReviewsThis posting was written by Jody Coultas, Editor of CCH State Unfair Trade Practices Law.A company that produced the “Learn and Master Guitar program” has agreed to settle FTC allegations that it engaged in deceptive advertising of its products through online marketers who falsely posed as ordinary consumer or independent reviewers. [read post]
23 Apr 2010, 7:29 am
Denny’s Failure to Disclose Sodium Content of Meals Not a Deceptive ActThis posting was written by Jody Coultas, Editor of CCH State Unfair Trade Practices Law.A restaurant patron could not state an Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act (CFA) against Denny’s Corporation for failing to disclose the sodium content of its meals, according to the federal district court in Chicago.The patron began eating meals at Denny’s in 2004. [read post]
18 Feb 2011, 10:06 am
Illegality of Contract Not a Bar to Illinois Consumer Protection Act ClaimThis posting was written by Jody Coultas, Editor of CCH State Unfair Trade Practices Law.A group of Mexican citizens living in the United States could bring an Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act (CFA) claim, despite a trial court finding that the claim was barred by the doctrine of illegality of contract and the statute of limitations, according to an Illinois appellate court. [read post]
28 Dec 2009, 1:21 pm by John W. Arden
T-Mobile Awarded Injunction, Damages for Competitor's Violation of Unfair Competition Law This posting was written by Jody Coultas, Editor of CCH State Unfair Trade Practices Law. [read post]
17 Jun 2011, 10:09 am
City, County Could Bring Consumer Protection Act Claim for Discriminatory Lending Practices This posting was written by Jody Coultas, Editor of CCH State Unfair Trade Practices Law.The City of Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee have standing to assert Tennessee Consumer Protection Act (CPA) claims against Wells Fargo Bank for allegedly discriminatory lending practices that took place in those jurisdictions, according to the federal district court in Memphis. [read post]
2 Nov 2010, 1:39 pm
Overpayment Caused By Deceptive Ad Could Be Recoverable Under Massachusetts LawThis posting was written by Jody Coultas, Editor of CCH State Unfair Trade Practices Law.A baby formula purchaser stated a Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act (CPA) claim against the formula manufacturer that allegedly engaged in unlawful and deceptive advertising, according to the federal district court in Boston. [read post]
15 Dec 2010, 7:22 pm
Online Hotel Reservation Agencies Could Be Liable for Deceptive FeesThis posting was written by Jody Coultas, Editor of CCH State Unfair Trade Practices Law.New York residents who used online hotel reservation agencies to book hotel rooms in New York City stated a claim under the New York unfair trade practices law for the agencies’ charging of allegedly deceptive and unfair fees, according to the federal district court in New York City.The hotel patrons used hotel reservation… [read post]
19 Aug 2011, 1:11 pm
Class Certified in False Labeling Action Against Sunscreen ManufacturerThis posting was written by Jody Coultas, Editor of CCH State Unfair Trade Practices Law.A trial court erred by refusing to certify a sunscreen purchaser’s California Unfair Competition Law (UCL) and Consumers Legal Remedies Act (CLRA) claims against a sunscreen manufacturer for false labeling, according to a California appellate court. [read post]
23 May 2011, 11:52 am
Whirlpool Not Enjoined From Advertising “Steam Dryers”This posting was written by Jody Coultas, Editor of CCH State Unfair Trade Practices Law.LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. was denied injunctive relief against Whirlpool Corporation in an Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act (CPA) and Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA) claim alleging Whirlpool’s advertisements of “steam dryers” were false and misleading. [read post]
19 Mar 2010, 7:36 am
Mortgage Relief Scheme Violated New Jersey Consumer Fraud ActThis posting was written by Jody Coultas, Editor of CCH State Unfair Trade Practices Law.A real estate lawyer and his client engaged in a fraudulent mortgage relief scheme that violated the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (CFA) by misleading mortgage holders, according to the U.S. [read post]
31 May 2010, 6:16 pm
Nexium Advertising Did Not Violate State Unfair Trade Practice LawsThis posting was written by Jody Coultas, Editor of CCH State Unfair Trade Practices Law.After deciding that the laws of the home state of each plaintiff applied to consumer protection claims filed by health care benefit plans, plan members, and third party payors against the manufacturer of acid-reflux prescription drug Nexium, the federal district court in Wilmington, Delaware dismissed each claim.Massive… [read post]
20 Feb 2010, 10:08 am
Supplement Purchasers Allowed to Proceed with Unfair Competition Class Action This posting was written by Jody Coultas, Editor of CCH State Unfair Trade Practices Law.An order denying certification in a consumer’s California Unfair Competition Law (UCL) and Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA) class action against the nutritional supplement retailer GNC was reversed because the trial court’s opinion was based on improper legal criteria and incorrect legal assumptions, according… [read post]
24 Mar 2011, 8:32 am
Consumer Class Action Against Investment Firm Preempted by Securities LawThis posting was written by Jody Coultas, Editor of CCH State Unfair Trade Practices Law.An investor’s California Unfair Competition Law (UCL) claims—based on alleged misrepresentations made by investment company Charles Schwab—were preempted by the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998 (SLUSA), and the investor could not seek diminution-in-share value as a remedy, according to the federal… [read post]
28 Jan 2011, 7:01 am
Light Cigarette Purchasers’ Consumer Class Action Allowed to Proceed This posting was written by Jody Coultas, Editor of CCH State Unfair Trade Practices Law.A class of light cigarette purchasers could pursue Minnesota consumer protection claims against Marlboro Light manufacturer Philip Morris based on allegedly deceptive business practices and false advertising, according to a Minnesota appellate court. [read post]
25 Jan 2010, 2:35 pm
Cruise Passengers' State Unfair Trade Practices Act Claims Preempted by Admiralty LawThis posting was written by Jody Coultas, Editor of CCH State Unfair Trade Practices Law.Art purchasers could not maintain Washington Consumer Protection Act, Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act, and Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act claims against a seller of art at auctions on cruise ships that were governed by admiralty law, according to the federal district court in… [read post]
27 Oct 2009, 5:13 am
Marketing for "Phased Out" Cell Phone Could Violate California Unfair Competition LawThis posting was written by Jody Coultas, Editor of CCH State Unfair Trade Practices Law.Wireless telephone subscribers stated California Unfair Competition Law (UCL) and Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA) claims against AT&T, based on the company's marketing and sale of a premium cell phone that it was allegedly in the process of phasing out, according to a California… [read post]
22 Sep 2011, 7:57 am
Internet Provider’s Fast Service Claims Did Not Violate State Unfair Trade Practice LawsThis posting was written by Jody Coultas, Editor of CCH State Unfair Trade Practices Law.A New York Internet subscriber could not state a New York deceptive business practices law claim against Time Warner Cable for allegedly misrepresenting the speed of its “Road Runner” Internet service, according to the federal district court in New York City. [read post]
28 Oct 2011, 1:49 pm
Contact Lens Solution False Ad Claims Preempted by Food, Drug, and Cosmetic ActThis posting was written by Jody Coultas, Editor of CCH State Unfair Trade Practices Law.Class action claims that a contact lens solution manufacturer used misleading advertising in violation of the California Unfair Competition Law (UCL) and False Advertising Law (FAL) were preempted by the Medical Devices Amendments of 1976 (MDA), an amendment to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), according to… [read post]