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2014-08-19 20:24:25

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to news of Blue Shield's new $2.5 - $8 million luxury skybox at the 49ers' new stadium, Consumer Watchdog sent a letter to California Attorney General Kamala Harris asking for an investigation of "Blue Shield's abuse of its non-profit status" and for immediate steps to "block any additional wasteful spending that robs taxpayers and average California patients of their financial health." November ballot...

2014-08-06 08:41:33

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog has joined with six other consumer privacy organizations in calling for President Obama to propose strong privacy legislation in the groups' comments on the White House report on "big data." "Enacting baseline privacy legislation that implements a strong and resonant Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights (CPBR) is the single most effective way to answer the public's call for basic online privacy rights, ensure...

2014-07-24 16:20:39

Absent Further Improvements, Settlement Still Not Ready for Preliminary Approval, They Say SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog attorneys representing consumers dissatisfied with the proposed nationwide settlement of a class action against Hyundai and Kia over misrepresenting the fuel economy of their vehicles are continuing their advocacy this morning in federal court in Los Angeles, seeking additional improvements in the settlement. The dispute...

2014-07-22 12:27:48

Impact on Health Not the Only Issue in Unregulated Industry MADISON, Conn., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers curious about trying e-cigarettes are being swindled in droves by unscrupulous companies advertising free trials and special deals, according to an analysis of nearly 600 consumer complaints to the FTC by advocacy group truthinadvertising.org (TINA.org). The advertising watchdog launched an investigation into the rapidly growing industry after receiving...

2014-07-21 08:22:04

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RouteOne LLC will discuss the forthcoming scrutiny of F&I products by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) during a complimentary webinar on July 23, 2014 at 12PM EDT. During the webinar, entitled "CFPB and FTC Update: All About Add-Ons," RouteOne Staff Attorney Joseph Karam and National Business Development Manager Jesse Pappas will discuss the cost of compliance, provide a...

2014-07-10 12:28:39

No Password or Other Indication of Parental Consent Was Required for Charges in Kids' Apps; Internal E-mail Referred to Situation as "House on Fire" WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amazon.com, Inc. has billed parents and other account holders for millions of dollars in unauthorized in-app charges incurred by children, according to a Federal Trade Commission complaint filed today in federal court. The FTC's lawsuit seeks a court order requiring refunds to...

Apple Coaxes FTC Into Probing Google Play Store Purchases
2014-07-10 10:34:34

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Earlier this year Apple agreed to a $32.5 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over unauthorized in-app purchases, and apparently the iPhone and iPad maker didn't believe it should be singled out. Politico reported on Wednesday that Apple's top lawyer contacted the FTC about Google, its top competitor in the mobile phone operating system and app market. "I thought this article might be of some interest,...

2014-07-02 23:08:57

With emphasis on Bitcoin technology and other forms of cybercurrency, Berns Weiss LLP, proudly announces that it has formed a Digital Money Practice Group to ensure that the digital money ecosystem develops with the intent of protecting consumers from the possibility of unfair practices in the financial sector. Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Berns Weiss LLP, a nationally recognized class-action law firm, announces the formation of the Digital Money Practice Group. The law firm...

2014-07-01 16:32:30

T-Mobile Was Aware For Years that Charges Were Not Authorized by its Customers WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a complaint filed today, the Federal Trade Commission is charging mobile phone service provider T-Mobile USA, Inc., with making hundreds of millions of dollars by placing charges on mobile phone bills for purported "premium" SMS subscriptions that, in many cases, were bogus charges that were never authorized by its customers. The FTC alleges that...

2014-06-30 23:21:53

A U.S. Magistrate Court judge has recommended dismissing NCC Business Services, Inc. v. Lemberg & Associates, LLC, which alleged that Lemberg had violated the law by publishing information about the debt collector on his StopCollector.com website. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 With the pending dismissal of a defamation case brought by debt collector NCC Business Services, consumer attorney Sergei Lemberg is hailing a magistrate's ruling as a victory for the First Amendment...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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