Tag Archives: Consumer Protection

Tribe subsidiaries invoke sovereign immunity to avoid consumer protection suit (access required)

Two entities formed by the Lac Vieux Desert Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa Indians cannot be sued for allegedly issuing payday loans with unlawfully high interest rates because, as arms of the tribe, they enjoy sovereign immunity. Background The ...

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Court reconciles seemingly redundant FCRA provisions for first time (access required)

To avoid concluding that two preemption provisions in the Fair Credit Reporting Act, or FCRA, are redundant, the court, for the first time, joined other district courts in holding that one preemption provision applied to state statutory claims and the ...

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$61 million judgment affirmed on appeal (access required)

A satellite television provider is responsible for a $61 million judgment because its outside sales agent violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, or TCPA, by calling persons on the national Do-Not-Call registry. Background Dr. Thomas Krakauer brought suit against Dish ...

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Robocall ban exemption violates First Amendment (access required)

Political organizations argued that an exception for debt collection under the autodialer ban in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, or TCPA, represented unconstitutional content-based discrimination against other speech. The Fourth Circuit agreed but held that the exception was severable from ...

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Education Dep’t can’t be sued for alleged FCRA violation (access required)

The Department of Education will not face a suit from a borrower alleging the department violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by not conducting an investigation into the borrower’s dispute because the department has not waived its sovereign immunity against ...

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Important Opinions January – December 2018 (access required)


The “Important Opinions” that appear each week on the front page of Virginia Lawyers Weekly are those chosen by our editors as the most likely to impact law practice or a given subject area of law. Below is a listing, ...

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