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Bombas, a manufacturer of socks, settled with the New York Attorney General over failing to give proper notification of a breach of customers’ credit card data in 2014. Bombas initially addressed the breach in 2014 when it determined that hackers had gained access to the information of nearly 40,000 customers, including names, addresses, and credit

On July 11, FINRA issued Regulatory Notice (RN) 19-23, providing new details on how member firms and associated persons can receive credit for “extraordinary cooperation” with an investigation. RN 19-23 expands on RN 08-70, issued during 2008, by providing specifics as to what actions an investigated party could undertake to support its efforts in seeking

On May 2, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority announced a new proposal targeting brokerage firms with questionable disciplinary histories. In a Regulatory Notice released on its website, FINRA announced that it is considering a plan to require member firms with a high number of registered representatives with disciplinary histories to pay into a fund that

Nearly half of all calls to U.S. cell phones in 2019 will be spam. This statistic is according to a study referenced by the Federal Communications Commission in a recent report, Report on Robocalls, CG Docket No. 17-59, A Report of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

On March 29, in Marshall v. Verde Energy USA, Inc., Judge John Vazquez of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey dismissed a plaintiff’s putative class action lawsuit against Verde Energy, finding, in part, that the plaintiff failed to state a claim under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (“CFA”). Marshall

On January 29, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a snapshot report of consumer complaints to provide a high-level overview of the trends in complaints it has received over the past 24 months.  The report is split into two sections – a summary of the volume of all consumer complaints received by the CFPB

On January 25, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathleen L. Kraninger announced senior leadership changes within the Bureau, appointing five new members to the CFPB leadership team.  Kraninger, a recent appointee by President Donald Trump, previously served in the White House Office of Management and Budget in the Trump Administration.  The following individuals will join