- EU wants quota of European films on providers like Netflix Updated: May-25-16 10:04 am
BRUSSELS - On-demand video providers like Netflix, iTunes and Amazon will be required to have a fifth of their films and TV shows on offer in the European Union be Europe-made, under new proposals issued Wednesday.
- Consumer groups ask court to reconsider records ruling Updated: May-19-16 6:24 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Consumer advocates asked the Indiana Supreme Court on Thursday to reconsider a recent ruling that allows lawmakers to ignore requests for emails and other documents that are made under the state's public records law.
- Study finds high rate of repossessions in auto title loans Updated: May-18-16 2:02 pm
NEW YORK - People who put their cars up as collateral for what are supposed to be short-term emergency loans are being hit with interest rates of 300 percent, a high rate of repossession and long repayment periods.
- NY Gov. Cuomo to form task force to study ticket scalping Updated: May-17-16 1:52 am
ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York state law on ticket scalping doesn't do enough to protect consumers from unfairly high prices.
- Justices give narrow win to Internet site in false data case Updated: May-16-16 3:09 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday handed a narrow victory to an Internet search firm that was sued for posting false information about people, ruling that consumers could bring legal challenges only if the errors caused actual harm.
- Attorney says lawsuit against check casher is 'frivolous' Updated: May-14-16 4:26 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The attorney for a Mississippi-based check cashing company is criticizing a federal agency's lawsuit against his client.
- NY Assembly votes to create utility consumer advocate Updated: May-12-16 5:49 am
ALBANY, New York - Utility consumers in New York would have a new voice representing their interests under legislation passed in the state Assembly that would create a state Utility Consumer Advocate.
- Wal-Mart sues Visa over chip-enabled debit cards Updated: May-10-16 5:07 pm
NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has sued Visa Inc., charging that the payment network is not allowing the retail giant to let customers verify chip-enabled debit card transactions with what it believes is a more secure method: personal identification numbers.
- FDA will require e-cigarettes and contents to be reviewed Updated: May-05-16 5:53 pm
WASHINGTON - The federal government announced sweeping new rules Thursday for electronic cigarettes that will for the first time require the devices and their ingredients to be reviewed, a mandate that could offer protection for consumers and upend a multibillion dollar industry that has gone largely unregulated.
- Want to sue your bank? Regulators push to make it easier Updated: May-05-16 4:23 pm
NEW YORK - If government regulators get their way, it's going to become a lot easier to sue your bank.
- Federal agency eyes lender rule changes on lawsuits Updated: May-05-16 5:53 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A federal agency tasked with protecting consumers from predatory lenders is set to unveil details on proposed rule changes to allow consumers to file class action lawsuits.
- New Mexico AG pushing consumer protection rule changes Updated: May-04-16 11:32 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is endorsing proposed federal rule changes that would ban lenders from using a loophole to block consumers from filing class action lawsuits.
- San Diego residents complain about penalties on late bills Updated: May-02-16 9:51 am
SAN DIEGO - Consumer advocates are accusing San Diego public utility officials of tacking unnecessary fees and penalties onto late bills and shutting off customers' water with no warning.
- Judge allows suit over 2014 Super Bowl tickets to be refiled Updated: Apr-29-16 1:32 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - A lawsuit against the NFL over the number of tickets sold to the public for the 2014 Super Bowl is going forward.
- West Virginia AG transfers $10M for anti-drug efforts Updated: Apr-26-16 3:17 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says he's transferring $10 million from his office's consumer protection fund to the state's general fund for substance abuse treatment efforts and to reduce a backlog of state police crime lab drug tests.