Consumer Protection

Take Two Pills and Call Your Lawyer in The Morning: Consumers Allege They Were Misled by The Makers of COLD-FX

The makers of COLD-FX might be feeling a little under the weather after appearing in the BC Superior Court to further respond to allegations that untrue representations and omissions induced consumers to purchase the drug product that was ineffective at providing “immediate relief” and therefore “worthless” if taken in accordance with the representations.   The case… Read More

State AGs Urge FTC To Strengthen Telemarketing Sales Rule

This week, 38 state Attorneys General (AGs) submitted comments to update the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR). In a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the AGs called for a number of new requirements as part of the FTC’s rule review. The letter is led by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Pennsylvania Attorney General… Read More

New Distance Selling Contracts Regulation In Turkey – Chapter I (Scope And Pre-Information)

Regulations required for the implementation of the Turkish Consumer Protection Act, published on November 7, 2013 effective May 1, 2014(“New Consumer Protection Act“), are being published one after the other. There is no doubt the Distance Selling Contract Regulation was one of the most expected regulations in this respect, which will be implemented on contracts… Read More

Six Things To Know About The New VAWA Final Regulations

On Oct. 20, 2014, the Department of Education issued new regulations implementing changes to the Clery Act by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA). The regulations are massive, set out in 227 pages of the Federal Register, and they take effect on July 1, 2015. All colleges and universities receiving federal funds… Read More

Too good to be true? Godfrey Hirst v Cavalier Bremworth

Misleading and deceptive conduct – Fair Trading Act (FTA) “Get unlimited broadband for $75 a month!” “Join Sky and get Sky Sport free!”.  Consumers are constantly bombarded with advertisements and offers from traders. Sometimes the offers seem too good to be true, until you read the fine print. The FTA prohibits misleading or deceptive conduct… Read More

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