Transportation Department Fines Airline $300K for Tarmac Delay Violations

Passengers were not permitted to deboard from two Volaris flights that were grounded longer than 4 hours. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently fined Volaris Airlines $300,000…

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FTC Notifies BetterHelp Customers About Refund Eligibility

The company agreed to a settlement regarding the use and sharing of consumers’ health information. The Federal Trade Commissioner (FTC) announced that around 800,000 people will be receiving…

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Transportation Secretary Announces Southwest Airlines Compensation

Passengers who experience delays or cancellations within the airline’s control to receive $75 in vouchers. The U.S. Department of Transportation is requiring Southwest Airlines to offer travel vouchers…

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FTC Fines Retailer $3.17M for False ‘Made in USA’ Claims

The agency seeks to ensure truth in product labeling, mandating stricter compliance measures. The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with Williams-Sonoma in which the prominent home…

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HHS Finalizes Protections for Medicare Prescription Plan Enrollees

The provision establishes a set amount of compensation for healthcare agents and brokers. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a final action plan to better…

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Justice Department Sues Apple for Attempted iPhone Monopoly

16 state attorneys general join filing of civil antitrust lawsuit. The Department of Justice has filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Apple, alleging that the company consistently undermines…

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Court Allows CFPB Suits Against Student Loan Investment

Appellate court rules that investment trusts must follow consumer protection laws. The Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that investment trusts that purchase and hold private student…

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FTC to Hold Advisory Group Meeting to Prevent Scams Against Seniors

Government and private sector officials will discuss effective scam prevention methods in the meeting. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced an online meeting of the Scams Against Older…

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10 States Join FTC Suit Against “Sham” Cancer Charity

The organization raised over $18 million over 5 years only providing 1 percent to cancer patients. This week, ten states joined the Federal Trade Commission in suing the…

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FTC Files Complaint Against H&R Block for Deceptive Marketing

The company also deleted users’ tax information when they sought a lower-cost filing option. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is pursuing action against H&R Block for deceptive marketing…

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