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Outing the Outlet Stores

Crowds will flock to outlet stores this holiday season, but do you really save as much as you think? News4’s Erika Gonzalez reports on what landed some popular outlet retailers in court. [Watch Video]

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Why 40% Off Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does

Chains from Kohl’s to Nordstrom Rack have been fighting a massive wave of class-action lawsuits in the past few years questioning just how legitimate their discounts really are. Since 2012, consumers have filed at least 35 suits, mostly in California, saying they were duped into buying goods they wouldn’t have otherwise purchased based on phony […]

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Facebook Hit With Class Action Over ‘Happy Birthday’ Texts

Law360, Los Angeles (February 12, 2016, 10:46 PM ET) — Facebook Inc. was hit with a putative class action in California federal court Friday alleging the company is violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending unsolicited text messages to its users’ phones to alert them of their Facebook friends’ birthdays. [Read more…]

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BofA Agrees To $27.5M Deal To End Overdraft Fee Suit

Law360, New York (January 13, 2016, 6:55 PM ET) — Bank of America and a proposed class of millions of checking account holders have reached a $27.5 million deal settling claims that the bank improperly imposed overdraft fees on authorized purchases, with plaintiffs on Wednesday telling a Pennsylvania federal court the settlement provided “substantial” relief. [Read More…]

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Uber Loses Bid To Halt TCPA Suits For Spokeo, FCC Appeals

Law360, Los Angeles (January 8, 2016, 5:50 PM ET) — A California federal judge on Friday denied Uber’s bid to halt two putative class actions claiming it sent customers text messages that violated the Telephone Consumer Privacy Act, saying an appeal of new FCC rules and a pending U.S. Supreme Court ruling didn’t warrant a stay. [Read […]

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Uber Loses Bid to Freeze Spam Class Actions

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – Until two higher courts rule on appeals that could reshape the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Uber wants action frozen in two class actions against it; both deal with unsolicited text messaging. [Read More…]

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Consumers Fight Bid To Pause Olive Oil False Ad Suit

Law360, New York (December 10, 2015, 6:14 PM ET) — A proposed class of consumers accusing the makers of Filippo Berio olive oil of misleading consumers over where its olives are grown told a California federal judge Wednesday the company’s attempt to stay the case pending upcoming Ninth Circuit food labeling decisions was prejudicial and […]

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