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  • Builder in Upper Macungie accused of deceptive mortgage advertising

    Builder in Upper Macungie accused of deceptive mortgage advertising
    Zip. Zero. Nada. If you were looking to buy a home and saw those words in big, bold print in an ad offering newly built homes for sale for no money down, your interest might be piqued. A home builder that used the catch phrase in ads trying to sell...
  • How to solve a consumer ripoff by creating a new ripoff

    Several weeks ago, Ticketmaster settled a long-running class action lawsuit over its ticket fees by agreeing to give aggrieved concertgoers a discount on future fees.  Paul Campos of the University of Colorado Law School subjects the agreement to...
  • Shareholders File Suit Against Higher One

    A Connecticut law firm has filed a class action shareholder lawsuit in federal court against New Haven's Higher One, a company that offers debit cards to college students around the country. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in...
  • Facebook experiment becomes a debate over power and consent

    Facebook experiment becomes a debate over power and consent
    When Facebook performed an experiment to see if it could secretly affect users' emotions, were you really surprised? Academics were galled, knowing they would need explicit permission from research subjects and strict ethical oversight to perform such...
  • Authorities tell company to scratch its false claims about lice prevention products

     
    Here's another chapter in the endless book about why you shouldn't believe everything your read or hear on product promotions. Lornamead Inc., whose "Lice Shield" products are sold at major chain stores including Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens and...
  • Supreme Court: Juice makers can be sued for 'tricking' consumers

    The Supreme Court opened the way Thursday for the makers of fruit drinks and other food products to be sued for false advertising if their labels would "mislead and trick consumers." A unanimous decision revived a false-advertising claim against Coca-...
  • Kevin Hunt: How Your Trash Talks (To Identity Thieves)

    Kevin Hunt: How Your Trash Talks (To Identity Thieves)
    If U-Haul knows that 45 percent of moves each year happen between Memorial Day and Labor Day, so do identity thieves. Anyone who tosses bank statements, credit-card bills or medical records in a trash can or recycle bin risks becoming a target. Can't...
  • Kevin Hunt: The Remorseful Buyer: Contracts You Can Cancel Within 3 Days

    Kevin Hunt: The Remorseful Buyer: Contracts You Can Cancel Within 3 Days
    Once you sign a contract, there's no clean way out — unless that contract is covered by a state or federal "cooling off" rule that allows consumers to cancel within three days. What's covered by the cooling-off rule follows no apparent logic or...
  • Petition seeks to block CarMax sales of unrepaired recalled cars

    Petition seeks to block CarMax sales of unrepaired recalled cars
    Nearly a dozen car-safety groups and a U.S. senator are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate CarMax, the biggest seller of used cars nationally. In a petition filed with the FTC Tuesday, the groups allege that CarMax engages in deceptive...
  • L'Oreal settles with FTC over anti-aging ads the feds called deceptive

    L'Oreal settles with FTC over anti-aging ads the feds called deceptive
    Cosmetics company L’Oréal USA Inc. agreed Monday to settle Federal Trade Commission charges of deceptive advertising for some of its anti-aging products.  According to the FTC’s complaint, L’Oréal made false and unsubstantiated...
  • T-Mobile put lots of bogus charges on customers' bills, FTC alleges

    T-Mobile put lots of bogus charges on customers' bills, FTC alleges
    Federal regulators on Tuesday accused T-Mobile of bilking customers out of hundreds of millions of dollars in third-party charges on phone bills for premium services such as flirting tips and celebrity gossip that customers never authorized. In a...
  • Supreme Court rules against false advertising on food, drink labels

    Supreme Court rules against false advertising on food, drink labels
    Food and beverage companies can be sued for false advertising if they put labels on products that would "mislead and trick consumers," the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The unanimous decision could have broad impact on parts of the food industry....