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2014-05-19 23:09:37

On behalf of Jodie Cowan, Lemberg Law has filed a class action suit against GE Capital Retail Bank for allegedly violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by robocalling consumers' cell phones. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 On behalf of Jodie Cowan and other consumers, Sergei Lemberg of Lemberg Law (http://www.LembergLaw.com) has filed a class action lawsuit against GE Capital Retail Bank in U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut. The complaint alleges, "As part...

2014-05-18 20:20:17

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Telecommunications giant AT&T announced a deal to buy the nation's largest satellite TV company DirecTV today in an agreement reportedly valued at $48.5 billion. Delara Derakhshani, policy counsel for Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, said, "On the heels of Comcast's bid for Time Warner Cable, AT&T is going to try to pull off a mega-merger of its own. These could be the start of a wave of mergers that...

Snapchat Reaches Settlement With FTC Over User Agreement Woes
2014-05-09 15:01:25

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Snapchat has reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission after a federal complaint alleged that the popular photo messaging service made false promises that photos were being deleted in a timely manner. The FTC complaint alleged that the issue was not in line with what was outlined in the company’s user agreement. According to an FTC statement, the main complaint stems from the fact that photo messages remained stored on...

2014-04-28 08:22:16

CLEVELAND, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lenders and auto dealers are warned to expect additional regulatory guidance and enforcement activity from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB" or "Bureau"), according to an article in the April 15, 2014 edition of the Bloomberg BNA Banking Report. The article - "How the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Ensnared Auto Dealers" - was authored by a team of professionals at McDonald Hopkins LLC and McDonald Hopkins Government...

2014-04-25 12:24:22

Former Senior Editor at Newsweek/Daily Beast to Spearhead Magazine's Editorial Team YONKERS, N.Y., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Reports, the world's largest independent, non-profit product-testing organization, has named Ellen Kampinsky as editor-in-chief of Consumer Reports magazine. In her new role, Ms. Kampinsky will be responsible for overseeing Consumer Reports' flagship publication and working closely with the editorial team to ensure it remains at the...

2014-04-17 23:13:30

Video Segments to Unravel Consumer Credit Myths Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Today, Lexington Law launched a first, for the credit repair industry: An educational video series for consumers regarding their credit reports and credit scores. The firm is the nation’s leading credit repair services provider. Credit in a Minute, a reoccurring video series featured on Lexington Law’s YouTube channel, provides quick takes about critical topics, and is hosted by noted consumer...

2014-04-17 16:22:39

New Report Highlights Interest Group Campaigns Wrongly Targeting Widely-Used Chemicals, Leading to Unproven Substitutes in Consumer Products AUSTIN, Texas, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Texas Consumer Association (TCA) today released a new report warning that substitutes for widely-used chemicals in consumer products may be unproven and leave consumers at risk. The paper, titled "Assessing Consumer Product Safety: How Science Can Be Sidelined in Product...

WhatsApp Purchase By Facebook Gets Go Ahead From The FTC
2014-04-11 11:13:08

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has given its approval for Facebook to acquire WhatsApp for $19 billion. The regulator granted authorization with a warning that the FTC will be watching for privacy violations. As the FTC cleared the way for Facebook to complete the acquisition, it also issued a letter, reports CNET. The letter, addressed to Facebook's chief privacy officer Erin Egan and WhatsApp's general counsel Anne Hoge and signed...

2014-04-08 12:21:57

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to prevent deadly product safety disasters - such as the GM ignition switch failure -- Ralph Nader, the Center for Progressive Reform and the Center for Corporate Policy called for enacting long-overdue criminal liability for product supervisors who know their products are dangerous or deadly, yet fail to tell federal regulators of these dangers. Nader and the groups sent the letters today to the chairs and ranking...

2014-03-18 23:34:57

National Consumer Protection Week starts the beginning of March with an increase in efforts to educate people about credit, debt, identify theft and more. CreditRepair.com recently participated in these efforts. (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 CreditRepair.com president Scott Smith spoke Friday in recognition of National Consumer Protection Week 2014. CreditRepair.com provides information and guidance to its members regarding various credit report problems. "Recently, the FTC reported that...


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