ConsumerLaw

Consumer protection laws challenge businesses in two ways. Proactively, companies must comply with laws designed to protect consumers from deceptive, fraudulent, or otherwise unfair behavior and practices. Responsively, even organizations that do everything right may still face allegations of harm, which must be addressed.

Our Consumer Law practice team advises clients on compliance, exposure and mitigation efforts related to alleged violations of federal, state or local laws. Our deep understanding of the ins and outs of consumer regulations, laws and statutes positions us to advise clients on matters including:

  • Preventing predatory lending
  • Housing discrimination
  • Securities fraud
  • Privacy violations
  • Counseling on risk management and regulatory compliance

Our goal is to protect against costly and risky pitfalls and help clients preserve and recover their brands in instances of defense. We always strive to educate and empower clients to serve their customers as safely and ethically as possible. We also bring deep experience to our handling of claims investigations and litigation of claims under multiple federal and state laws, regulations and analogous statutes, including:

  • Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
  • Consumer Credit Protection Act
  • Consumer Leasing Act
  • Deceptive Trade Practices Act Claims
  • Electronic Funds Transfer Act
  • Equal Credit Opportunity Act
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • Georgia Fair Business Practices Act
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act
  • Truth in Lending Act

In short: our focus is to safeguard clients by focusing on compliance in the marketplace. And, should claims arise–be they legitimate or spurious–we empower businesses to respond quickly, address issues and get back to work.

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HR and B2B Data Subject to California Privacy Law As of 1/1/2023

2022

Privacy practitioners have been waiting to hear whether California would extend business-friendly privacy exemptions for HR and B2B data…

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HR Data to Be Regulated Under California Privacy Laws in 2023

2022

HR departments and in-house legal teams should be aware that a change is coming to US privacy laws in 2023 that may affect their employee…

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The Consumer Review Fairness Act: How Does It Impact Hotels?

2017

The Consumer Review Fairness Act (CRFA) was introduced in 2014 by a group of bi-partisan legislators in an effort to prevent the ability…

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Another State Privacy Law Passed in US

2022

2023 will be a year of change for many businesses in the US: it is the year that four new state privacy laws (including one signed into…

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Compliance Update: The Consumer Review Fairness Act

2018

The Georgia Restaurant Association’s blog published Joseph Sullivan’s article on the Consumer Review Fairness Act (CRFA.) Previously,…

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What Would Consumers Say About Your Company?

2017

In an article published in Resort Trades on February 1, 2017, Joseph C. Sullivan provides insight on the Consumer Review Fairness Act….

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Federal Privacy Bill Stalls Again

2022

Congress started the summer with an apparently strong desire to pass national consumer privacy legislation, and came out of the gate with…

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Prospects Dimming for National Privacy Law?

2022

Congress is in recess for the rest of the summer, leaving unfinished a national privacy law that many thought could pass this session. …

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Conversations with TED: Corporate Transparency Act and EU Privacy Laws

2022

In last weeks episode of Conversations with TED, we provided insight in to the Corporate Transparency Act and how the new law may present…

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Consumer Protection Laws Being Used Against Collection of Location Data Without Consent

2022

The fact that many states are considering or have passed comprehensive privacy laws in recent years is no longer novel. What may not be…

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New Laws in California May Require Your Non-California Company to Address Data Privacy and Security

2018

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) comes into effect on January 1st, 2020. It is a sweeping law about the confidentiality and…

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Virginia Enacts The Second State-Level Privacy Law in the US

2021

Virginia has, as expected, passed into law its Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA), thus becoming the second U.S. state to enact…

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Virginia Set to Enact New Privacy Law

2021

Virginia is close to becoming the second state to pass a privacy law protecting state residents.  The Virginia Consumer Data Protection…

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California Passes Stringent Kids’ Privacy Rules

2022

Continuing its push as the nation’s first-mover on privacy, California has passed a bill that will require potentially significant new…

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Canada and India: The Next Privacy Frontiers

2022

Both Canada and India are working on proposed national privacy law upgrades that would bring their country-wide frameworks closer to that…

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Lack of Cyber Security Controls for Financial Firms May Be an Unfair Business Practice

2022

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is jumping on board with the FTC and state attorney general precedent to regulate data…

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California Objecting to Proposed Federal Privacy Bill

2022

In addition to two children’s privacy laws being debated by Congress this summer, a serious effort is underway to bring a national…

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FTC Will “Vigorously” Enforce Existing Laws to Protect “Sensitive” Consumer Data

2022

In the wake of the Dobbs decision reversing Roe v. Wade, regulators at the FTC have posted a blog entry listing the many privacy-related…

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Alabama Social Worker Must Defend Lawsuit

2022

A panel of the Alabama Supreme Court recently held that a state foster care worker cannot dismiss a lawsuit stemming from fraudulent drug…

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Ready to Start a Learning Pod? Know Your Local Rules

2022

Innovative “learning pods” or “micro schools” became very popular during the pandemic, and they are showing remarkable staying power….

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Connecticut Likely to Enact Nation’s Fifth State Privacy Law

2022

Connecticut’s legislature in late April passed a new comprehensive privacy bill similar to the California Consumer Privacy Act and other…

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Business Groups Urge Federal Privacy Law

2022

The US Chamber of Commerce and other leading business organizations are calling on Congress to pass comprehensive privacy legislation…

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Game, Set, But Not Match: The Supreme Court’s Decision in Henson v. Santander

2017

Matthew Robert Rosenkoff analyzes the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in Henson v. Santander case has on debt purchasers published…

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Dealing With Negative Feedback Online: A Restaurant’s Guide to Taking Legal Action

2017

What restaurants can do about bad reviewsFSR Magazine Nowadays, everyone is a food critic. Consequential opinions that were once reserved…

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“‘It’s All About Communication’: A Recap Of Law.com’s Do We Need Offices Twitter Chat,” Law.com

2020

On August 18, Chris Wilson joined Zack Needles, Editor-in-Chief of Law.com; Steven Salkin, Managing Editor of Law Journal Newsletters;…

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Privacy Bill Making Halting Progress through Congress

2022

A bipartisan, bicameral privacy bill that would create a national framework of consumer rights and business obligations regarding…

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New California Privacy Laws: U.S. Meets GDPR-Like Consumer Rights

2018

For any U.S. business that has spent 2018 gearing up to comply with the EU’s new privacy rules General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),…

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Law School’s No-Contact Order Violates First Amendment

2022

A federal district judge recently issued a preliminary injunction against the University of Idaho law school, preventing it from…

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New Law ENDS Online Sales of Vaping Products to Minors

2021

S. 1253: “PREVENTING ONLINE SALES OF E-CIGARETTES TO CHILDREN ACT” On March 27, 2021, the Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to…

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Indigenous Tribes and Cannabis Laws: An Overview

2020

In an article published on September 30, 2020 in PotGuide, Reggie Snyder provides insight on cannabis legalization and how it is…

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