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The State AG Report Weekly Update September 1, 2016
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • September 1 2016

Michigan AG Bill Schuette reached a settlement with Firefighters Support Services, Inc. (“FSS”), resolving allegations that the charity violated the


Subprime credit card company ordered to pay $3m by CFPB
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2015

Pursuant to a consent order entered into with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Continental Finance Company must refund $2.7 million


CFPB orders credit card company to refund $2.7 million for charging excessive credit card fees
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • February 6 2015

On February 4, the CFPB announced a consent order with a Delaware-based credit card company, ordering the company to refund an estimated $2.7 million


CFPB issues first enforcement action
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Bryan Cave)
  • USA
  • October 4 2012

In its first public enforcement action, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) found that Capital One Bank, (USA) N.A. engaged in deceptive marketing practices, which the CFPB says mislead customers into buying credit card “add-on products.”


Court has approved DOJ antitrust settlement with Visa and Mastercard
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2011

A federal judge has approved a settlement between the Department of Justice, seventeen states, and payment card networks Visa and MasterCard for alleged antitrust violations pursuant to Section 1 of the Sherman Act.


Massachusetts attorney general breaking new ground in data security enforcement?
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2011

The Massachusetts Attorney General appears to have broken new ground with a recent enforcement action and fine against Briar Group, LLC, a restaurant chain that sustained a security breach exposing credit and debit card data.


FDIC sanctions World’s Foremost Bank
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2011

Even though its exercise must await a Senate-confirmed Director, much has been made of the power of the new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection to prohibit "unfair, deceptive or abusive acts or practices" with respect to consumer financial products and services.


Twitter learns the hard way about keeping its promises
  • Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren Ltd
  • USA
  • July 12 2010

The Federal Trade Commission recently scored some big news points among the blogerati with a complaint filed against the operators of Twitter.


Credit card processors fail to win dismissal of trademark infringement suit based on doing business with counterfeiters
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2010

In late June, the Honorable Harold Baer, Jr., U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York, issued a lengthy and well researched opinion, permitting Gucci to continue to advance a lawsuit against three defendants who established credit card processing services used to complete the online sales of fake Gucci items.


Twitter settlement of FTC charges: lessons all companies should learn
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2010

In May 2009 hackers were able to access certain administrative controls of the popular social networking site Twitter using password-guessing software and other techniques.