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FTC Reaches Settlement with Paypal over Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and FTC Act Violations

USA - March 7 2018 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced a settlement with PayPal, Inc., operating as Venmo, over alleged violations of the Federal Trade Act...

New Jersey Enacts Restrictions on Retailers’ Collection and Use of Consumer Identification Information

USA - July 27 2017 On July 21, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed the "Personal Information and Privacy Protection Act." The new law, effective October 1, 2017...

Natalia Steele, Heather J. Enlow-Novitsky.

A Record FCRA Verdict Entered Against TransUnion

USA - June 22 2017 On June 20, a federal jury sitting in the Northern District of California Ramirez v. TransUnion LLC case awarded a class of 8,185 consumers the...

Natalia Steele, Bryan J. Farkas.

The Supreme Court Finds that Purchasers of Debts in Default are not “Debt Collectors” Under the FDCPA

USA - June 12 2017 Today, in a unanimous decision delivered by Justice Gorsuch, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that companies that purchase and collect defaulted debts for...

Natalia Steele, Lindsay Doss Spillman.

Client Alert: Supreme Court Allows Cities To Sue Banks For Predatory Lending Under Fair Housing Act

USA - May 2 2017 The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that cities have standing under the Fair Housing Act (FHA) to sue banks based on allegations of discriminatory...

Natalia Steele, Rodney A. Holaday.