Red Cedar Services Inc: Payday lenders Red Cedar Services Inc. and SFS Inc. pay fines and waive fees to settle lawsuit by FTC

Two payday lenders have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they illegally charged consumers across the country undisclosed and inflated fees. Red Cedar Services Inc. and SFS Inc., have each paid $2.2 million and collectively waived $68 million in fees to consumers that were not collected. Red Cedar and SFS operated under the trade names […]

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Clorox: US Environmental Protection Agency settles with Clorox for misleading antimicrobial label

  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced  a settlement with Clorox Professional Products Company for selling a mislabeled pesticide on over six hundred occasions in 2013. As part of the settlement, Clorox has agreed to pay a $250,000 civil penalty. Under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA’s laboratory conducted tests and determined […]

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Securus Technologies: Securus Technologies data breach suffers data breach compromising nearly 70 million phone calls made by inmates from 2011 to 2014

According to a recent report nearly 70 million phone calls made by prisoners in the United States have been hacked and leaked. An anonymous hacker grabbed the files from Securus Technologies, which supplies phone services for prisons and jails across the United States. The batch unveiled contains recorded calls made between December 2011 and December […]

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Electrolux Home Products Inc: Electrolux named in class action lawsuit over defective dishwashers

  Plaintiff represents a proposed class of thousands of consumers—who owned and used residential dishwashers designed and manufactured by Defendant Electrolux Home Products, Inc., and sold under the Frigidaire or Electrolux brand name. These dishwashers are dangerously defective in that the electrical system overheats and catches on fire, burning holes through the dishwasher, causing flooding, […]

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Ford Motor: Ford recalls 2006-10 Ford Edge and 08-10 Lincoln MKX vehicles over fuel leaks caused by salt water exposure

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 Ford Edge vehicles manufactured September 11, 2008, to July 1, 2010, and Lincoln MKX vehicles manufactured September 23, 2008, to July 1, 2010, originally sold in, or currently registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, […]

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Volkswagen; Audi; Porsche: EPA issues new complaint against VW, Porsche and Audi over new Clear Air Act violations

A month and a half after the Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board found “defeat devices” designed to cheat emission tests in nearly 500,000 Volkswagen and Audi vehicles, the agencies’ ongoing investigation found additional Clean Air Act violations in the carmaker’s newer model Porsche, Audi and VW cars.   The EPA announced Monday […]

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LeanSpa LLC : LeanSpa settles with FTC over deceptive weight-loss claims

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 23,406 checks totaling more than $3.7 million to consumers who lost money after buying LeanSpa, a supplement whose marketers allegedly made deceptive weight-loss claims.  The FTC and the State of Connecticut sued the marketers of LeanSpa in December 2011, charging that they used fake websites to promote acai berry […]

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Amgen: Amgen settles false advertising claims with attorney generals of 48 states over marketing of biologic medications

  Attorneys Generals from 48 states announced a $71 million dollar settlement with Amgen to resolve allegations that Amgen unlawfully promoted biologic medications Aranesp and Enbrel. Aranesp is used to treat certain types of anemia by stimulating bone marrow to produce red blood cells.  Enbrel is used to treat a number of conditions, including plaque […]

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Laughing Giraffe Organics: FDA finds Laughing Giraffe Organics in violation of Food Drug Cosmetics Act for mislabeling products

  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviewed the labels for Pineapple Snakaroons concluding its lables were in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Specifically, the product was misbranded because the label bears nutrient content claims, but the product does not meet the requirements to make such claims. Specifically the product made […]

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KeyView Labs, Inc: KeyView Labs, Inc. and Brain Research Labs, LLC pay $1.4 to settle claims they deceived consumers

The marketers of a dietary supplement called Procera AVH will pay $1.4 million to settle claims brought by the Federal Trade Commission  that they deceived consumers with claims that the supplement was clinically proven to significantly improve memory, mood, and other cognitive functions. Under the terms of the settlements, the companies  will pay $1 million […]

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