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The CFPB Issues Final Arbitration Rule Amid Uncertainty and Controversy: Will Its Gamble Pay Off?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • July 12 2017

On July 10, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued its final rule precluding class action waivers in arbitration agreements in

Resolving the FDCPA Circuit Split: Purchasers, Participles, and Policy
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2017

On June 12, 2017, the United States Supreme Court held that purchasers of debts originated by another are not “debt collectors” under the Fair Debt

Supreme Court Rejects FDCPA Coverage of Debt Buyers, Settling Circuit Split
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • June 14 2017

Companies that purchase and service default accounts for their own account are not considered "debt collectors" under the Fair Debt Collection

Supreme Court May Open Door to Consumer Class Actions on Invalid Patents
  • Dimock Stratton LLP
  • Canada
  • May 6 2016

The legal battleground in the pharmaceutical industry in Canada has traditionally been fought between brand and generic manufacturers. However, Low v

Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2016

Procter & Gamble’s (“P&G’s”) efforts to get the U.S. Supreme Court to review an Ohio federal judge’s class certification finding ended when the high

Madden 2016: U.S. Supreme Court Calls for the Views of the Solicitor General in Case with Significant Implications for the Consumer Debt Market
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • March 22 2016

On March 21, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it has called for the views of the Solicitor General in connection with the certiorari

U.S. Supreme Court Again Strikes Down California Arbitration Restrictions
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • January 27 2016

By reputation, California is known as more protective of consumers than most states. One result is the reluctance of California courts to enforce

Supreme Court: an injured party in a traffic accident is not a consumer
  • CMS
  • Poland
  • September 23 2015

The Supreme Court has ruled, in a resolution dated 9 September 2015, that an injured party that seeks damages from an insurer as part of the guarantee

California upholds arbitration clause in consumer contract
  • Merriann Panarella
  • USA
  • August 11 2015

In a long-awaited decision, the California Supreme Court held that SCOTUS's decision in Concepcion requires enforcement of the class action waiver

US Supreme Court poised to consider two significant cases with implications on future TCPA and consumer class actions
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • May 19 2015

For the second time in two months, on Monday, May 18, 2015, the US Supreme Court agreed to review a case directly implicating litigation under the