Consumer Protection

Fitness App Users Take Another Run At Ad Co. Spying Suit

A suit alleging mobile advertising company Kiip Inc. spied on users of a smartphone running application is taking a second lap, this time in Illinois state court, after a pair of app users on Friday rebooted a proposed class action that was largely thrown out by a federal judge last year…

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Full 9th Circ. To Reconsider Forcing EPA Action On Pesticide

The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday granted a request by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for an en banc hearing to reconsider an August appeals panel decision that required the agency to ban a pesticide linked to developmental harm in children…

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Smashburger Cooks Up Trouble With ‘Double The Beef’ Claim

Smashburger can’t sell its “Triple Double” burger by describing it as a “Classic Smash Beef build with triple the cheese & double the beef in every bite,” because that description is literally false, a California federal judge ruled Wednesday, while keeping other “double the beef” slogans in play…

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Bellwether Jury Awards $3M In Cook Medical Vein Filter MDL

An Indiana federal jury on Friday awarded a woman $3 million in the third bellwether case in multidistrict litigation alleging Cook Medical Inc.’s vein filters injured patients, finding the defectiveness of the company’s product was the reason for the woman’s injury…

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High Court Asked To Clear Up Differing ‘Autodialer’ Definitions

A gym chain that allegedly used an “autodialer” to send texts to customers in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act has asked the Supreme Court to decide whether the Ninth Circuit erred by expanding the definition of “autodialer” to revive a putative class action against the company…

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Social Media Marketer Settles NY AG’s Fake Follower Probe

A now-shuttered social media marketing company has promised not to sell services aimed at deceptively inflating users’ engagement stats, according to an agreement with the New York attorney general’s office that was described as “precedent-setting” when it was announced Wednesday…

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Seagate Hard Drive Buyers Lose 2nd Class Cert. Bid

Several individuals who bought purportedly faulty Seagate Technology hard drives lost a renewed bid to pursue their claims as a class on Tuesday, with a California federal judge ruling they hadn’t shown the drives’ failure rates affected members of the proposed class in the same way…

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