Consumer fraud

July 12, 2019 - 4:19 pm
It's not yet last call for a New Jersey man's lawsuit claiming TGI Fridays broke consumer fraud laws by not publishing drink prices. A state appeals court ruled Thursday that a lower court erred when it denied class action status to Robert Cameron's lawsuit. The suit claims Cameron was "shocked"...
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A federal lawsuit says Mississippi is violating free-speech rights by banning makers of plant-based foods from using terms such as "meatless meatballs," "vegan bacon," "beefless burger" or "beefless tips," as displayed in a Jackson, Miss., home, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. The lawsuit was filed Monday by the Plant Based Foods Association and the Illinois-based Upton's Naturals Co., which makes vegan products and sells them in many states, including Mississippi. It was filed the same day Mississippi enacted a new law that bans plant-based products from being labeled as meat. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
July 02, 2019 - 2:14 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal lawsuit says Mississippi is violating free-speech rights by banning makers of plant-based foods from using terms such as "meatless meatballs" and "vegan bacon." The lawsuit against Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant and the state's Republican agriculture...
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FILE- In this Monday, March 25, 2019, file photo, Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay, speaks about the Apple Card at the Steve Jobs Theater during an event to announce new products in Cupertino, Calif. Apple is hoping a credit card will entice more iPhone owners to use Apple Pay. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
March 26, 2019 - 7:08 pm
Apple is rolling out a credit card that it says is designed to do things no other card can. So how does it actually stack up? It looks different from a traditional credit card — there's no number on the front and the users' name is etched in metal. The card expands the company's digital Apple Pay...
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A pedestrian passes Valentine's day stuffed animals for sale ahead of the holiday in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. The Federal Trade Commission announced this week that romance-related scams have surged recently and generated more losses than any other consumer fraud reported to the agency last year. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 13, 2019 - 4:08 pm
Is it love? Maybe not. The FTC announced this week that romance-related scams have surged recently and generated more losses than any other consumer fraud reported to the agency last year. The number of these romance scams reported to the agency jumped from 8,500 in 2015 to more than 21,000 in 2018...
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January 30, 2019 - 8:32 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ghirardelli and Russell Stover have agreed to pay $750,000 in fines after prosecutors in California said they offered a little chocolate in a lot of wrapping. Prosecutors in Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Fresno, Santa Cruz and Yolo counties sued the candy makers,...
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FILE - In this photo taken on Feb. 15, 2013, a person stands at Spanghero meat company in Castelnaudary, southern France. Four people are going on trial in Paris over an elaborate alleged scheme that fed consumers across Europe frozen foods containing cheap horse meat fraudulently labeled as pricier beef. (AP Photo/Bruno Martin, File)
January 21, 2019 - 9:54 am
PARIS (AP) — Six years after the "Horsegate" scandal broke, four people went on trial in Paris on Monday over an elaborate alleged scheme that fed consumers across Europe frozen foods containing cheap horse meat fraudulently labeled as pricier beef. The defendants at the trial, which is expected to...
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January 09, 2019 - 11:11 am
New Jersey's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the National Football League didn't violate state consumer fraud laws with its ticketing policies for the 2014 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium, a decision that likely will spell defeat for a federal lawsuit that seeks potentially millions of dollars in...
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EU Consumer Commissioner Vera Jourova talks to journalists during a news conference at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. European Union officials say Airbnb has agreed to clarify its pricing and booking system in response to complaints that they could mislead consumers. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
September 20, 2018 - 5:47 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union officials say Airbnb has agreed to clarify its pricing system in response to complaints that they could mislead consumers. EU Consumer Commissioner Vera Jourova said Thursday that the U.S.-based property rental company has promised to be fully transparent by either...
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August 10, 2018 - 9:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York City banker who hawked elderly customers' personal identifying information in a scheme to raid their accounts has been sentenced to four years in federal prison. A judge on Friday has also ordered Peter Persaud to fork over $17,500 in proceeds from his crimes...
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