| Jun 2, 2014
| 4:13 PM
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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:25 PM
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...
| May 29, 2014
| 4:23 PM
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...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 9:02 AM
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-...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 6:37 PM
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...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 1:32 PM
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.
| May 21, 2014
| 10:34 AM
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.
| May 30, 2014
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...
| May 27, 2014
| 3:29 PM
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...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:36 PM
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....
| May 29, 2014
| 3:33 PM
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...