Nationstar Mortgage has defeated a racketeering lawsuit
accusing it of inflating premiums for property insurance that
mortgage borrowers were forced to buy when their own policies
lapsed by adding in the costs of improper kickbacks.
A federal judge in Manhattan has declined to dismiss a
lawsuit by two antique dealers' trade groups challenging a 2014
New York state law making it a felony to sell or trade ivory in
A federal judge in California has tossed a proposed class
action accusing General Mills of deceptively labeling
sugar-laden cereals as healthy when their added sugar increases
the risk of heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases.
A federal judge in San Jose has dismissed most of a proposed
nationwide class action accusing Bank of America of wrongly
charging fees to stop electronic payments, ruling that federal
law does not restrict the stop-payment fees banks can charge.
Twenty-one fair housing groups can proceed with claims that
housing finance giant Fannie Mae purposely failed to do basic
maintenance on foreclosed properties in minority neighborhoods
nationwide after the 2008 housing crisis, a federal judge ruled.
An Indiana health club is responsible for the actions of its
debt collection lawyers who had one of the club's customers
arrested and jailed for not paying debt that had been canceled
in bankruptcy, a federal appeals court ruled.
New Jersey debt collector MRS BPO is liable for violating
the U.S. Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by sending a letter
to a Pennsylvania woman with her account number publicly
displayed in a bar code, a federal appeals court ruled.
In a unanimous decision on Monday, a three-judge panel of the
3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that MRS had invaded the
privacy of Pennsylvania consumer Donna DiNaples because the code
could be read by anyone who downloaded a readily available
scanning application on a smart phone.
A California internet pioneer and founder of an internet
marketing company does not have to relinquish his online domain
name imi.com to an Indiana materials company known as IMI, a
federal judge in San Jose has ruled.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is set to rule on the
constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a
decision that could create a circuit split and add impetus for a
U.S. Supreme Court review of the bureau's legal status.
A Massachusetts business consulting firm has filed suit
against Wells Fargo & Co alleging that the bank's mobile
checking application infringes on two of the consulting firm's
patents for capturing check images and transmitting them.