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Tag Archives: Consumer Protection

Section 230 won’t shield data broker from FCRA claims (access required)

Where a website that provides third parties with information about individuals was sued for violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act, or FCRA, the Communications Decency Act did not immunize it from liability. Two of the counts did not seek to ...

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Fraudsters fail to reverse trial verdict (access required)

Where the record showed that several individuals made half a dozen material misrepresentations in connection with a telemarketing scam, and that consumers were misled as a result, the verdicts for violations of the Federal Trade Commission Act and the Telemarketing ...

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Medical records providers dodge excessive charges suit (access required)

Where two women alleged that two companies that retrieve medical records from health care providers and transmit them to requesting patients or patient representatives charged too much for their services, but the statute only limits the ability of physicians to ...

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Suit alleging 754 violations of federal law dismissed (access required)

Where a man claimed that defendants engaged in 754 violations of federal law when they allegedly bullied him into purchasing a vehicle that was later repossessed, his complaint was dismissed. It failed to plead facts plausibly showing violations of the ...

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Court rejects attempted ‘assignment’ of FLSA claim (access required)

Where an individual alleged that two credit corporations allegedly violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or FDCPA, he could not assign those claims to another individual to prosecute. Under Virginia law, only those causes of action for damage to ...

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Volkswagen prevails in odometer suit (access required)

Where owners of Volkswagen vehicles alleged that odometer misrepresentations violated federal and state law and caused them damages, the defendants were granted summary judgment. Background This lawsuit followed a vehicle recall by Volkswagen. The plaintiffs purchased vehicles that were either ...

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