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  • Should consumers trust data brokers to protect their information?

    Should consumers trust data brokers to protect their information?
    Federal regulators say companies that buy and sell consumer data operate largely in the shadows and should be reined in with new privacy laws. The marketing trade group that speaks for so-called data brokers says that no such laws are necessary and that...
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  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • Will Wheeler's net neutrality rules lead to online toll lanes?

    Will Wheeler's net neutrality rules lead to online toll lanes?
    A common assumption underlying the net neutrality debate is that broadband ISPs will impose tolls on content providers, and content providers will pass those costs on to consumers, if only the Federal Communications Commission lets them. Witness this...
  • Southern California debt collection operation to refund $4 million

    A Southern California debt collection operation agreed to refund more than $4 million to consumers to settle allegations that its employees posed as process servers and used other deceptive tactics, the Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday. Asset...
  • 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...
  • Data brokers are profiling consumers online by race, other categories

    The fact that advertisers track what consumers do online is common knowledge, but federal regulators raised alarms Tuesday about just how much data are being collected and how they are being used to profile consumers. Data brokers are grouping Americans...
  • 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....
  • 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...