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FTC seeks consumer protection in legislation to limit telehealth eye care

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Feb. 12 that it has submitted staff comments to the Washington state Legislature about proposed legislation that would put limitations on the telehealth eye care industry in the state.

Individuals allege Gold's Gym sent them text messages without consent

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers allege that a gym sent them text messages after they indicated on a form that did not wish to receive the messages.

Individuals claim Dorsey School of Business Inc. program was not properly accredited

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – Several individuals allege a Michigan school fraudulently induced them to sign forms and agreements to enroll in its electrical technician program.

Defect in certain models of Kenmore dryers damages clothes, consumers allege

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers allege their Kenmore dryers have a defect that causes damage to clothes.

Consumer claims child, slave labor involved in production of Nestle chocolate products

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts woman alleges a food conglomerate does not disclose on its packaging for chocolate products that child and/or slave labor is purportedly involved in the supply chain.

University Legal Services Inc. seeks injunction regarding records requests

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit organization alleges its mandate to protect people with disabilities in the nation's capital is being interfered with because of a failure to comply with records requests.

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. processors are defective, consumers claim

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers allege that core processors they purchased are defective.

ADT Corp. alleged to have placed telemarketing calls to Florida man

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Florida man alleges a security company unlawfully called him for marketing purposes.

Physician alleges he was terminated in retaliation from DC hospital over complaints

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A Maryland physician alleges he was retaliated against and lost his job after he filed whistle-blower complaints.

Oasis Energy alleged to be calling consumers for marketing purposes without consent

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Cook County, Illinois man alleges an energy company unlawfully called him to promote and offer the sale of electricity.

Federal court keeps alive much of class action over '8' on bottles of Old Charter Bourbon

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – A federal court has granted parts of a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that claims Old Charter Bourbon is reaping the benefits of a false and misleading label.

HSBC will again have to defend self in case over recorded calls

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court last month reversed a decision issued earlier in a San Diego County court, effectively reinstituting a consumer’s complaint against a financial services company for allegedly illegal phone call recording.

Kansas urges Supreme Court to support states' ban on electioneering near polling places

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Feb. 14 that he has joined a coalition of 11 state attorneys general in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to find that states may lawfully ban electioneering near polls.

Consumer financial board releases 5-year strategic plan, refocuses mission

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Feb. 12 that it has released a five-year Strategic Plan, which includes updates to its mission, strategic goals and strategic objectives.

FTC targets nation's 3 largest dental supply companies, alleging anti-price discount conspiracy

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Feb. 12 that it has sued the nation' three largest dental supply companies over an alleged conspiracy to not provide discounts to a certain customer segment.

FTC mails $2.9 million to 72,836 victims of alleged payday loan scheme

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Feb. 15 that it is mailing a total of more than $2.9 million to 72,836 victims of an alleged payday loan scheme conducted by CWB Services LLC.