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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Ford Motor: Ford recalls 2015 Mustang equipped with 2.3L engines over potential fuel leaks

  Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Ford Mustang vehicles manufactured February 14, 2014, to February 10, 2015, and equipped with 2.3L engines. Prolonged exposure to elevated underbody temperatures can cause degradation of the fuel tank and/or fuel vapor lines, which may eventually result in a fuel leak. In addition, this […]

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau invites students to contact them about student debt stress

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has sent the following email to students about debt stress. We’ve heard that some student loan servicers (the company that sends you a bill each month) may be adding to the stress of the over 40 million Americans working to repay more than $1.2 trillion in outstanding student loan debt. […]

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: Honda recalls2014-15MDX and RLX vehicles over issues with the Collision Mitigation Braking System

  Honda is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Acura MDX 2WD and AWD, RLX and 2014 Acura RLX Hybrid vehicles. In certain driving conditions, the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) may incorrectly interpret certain roadside objects such as metal fences or metal guardrails as obstacles and unexpectedly apply the brakes. If the CMBS unexpectedly applies […]

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BMW: BMW recalls more than 420,000 vehicles over defective airbags

  BMW of North America is recalling certain model year 2002-2005 325i, 325xi, 330i, and 330xi Sedans, and 325xi and 325i Sportswagons, 2002-2006 330Ci, 325Ci, and M3 Convertibles and 325i, 330i, and M3 Coupes, 2002-2003 M5, 540i, 525i Sedan, and 530i Sedans, and 540i and 525i Sportswagons, and 2003-2004 X5 3.0i and 4.4i Sports Activity […]

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Vitamin Shoppe: Vitamin Shoppe agrees to stop selling products that contain BMPEA

  The Oregon Attorney General reached an agreement with the Vitamin Shoppe Inc. to permanently stop the sale of products that contain BMPEA, a powerful stimulant and amphetamine-like substance. Products containing BMPEA are sometimes sold as weight loss or performance enhancing nutritional supplements. The products containing BMPEA which the Vitamin Shoppe took off its shelves […]

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Ashworth College: Ashworth College Settles with FTC over misleading students about career training, placement and transfer of credits

  Ashworth College settled charges it mislead students into believing that they would get the training and credentials needed to switch careers or get a new job, and that the course credits they earned would transfer to other schools. In reality, many programs offered by the for-profit institution did not meet state requirements for desired […]

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Allergan: Allergan, makers of Botox, named in class action lawsuit

This class action lawsuit is on behalf of direct purchasers of Allergan, Inc.’s Botox neuromodulator product. On or about September 25, 2013, Allergan announced an agreement with Medytox, Inc., a Korean company that developed and marketed a rival and less expensive botulinum toxin based neuromodulator that competes with Botox in other countries. The announced agreement […]

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Corinthian Colleges : Department of Education fines Corinthian Colleges Inc., owners of Heald College, $30 million dollars for misleading students about employment prospects

This is the latest story in the for-profit education sector.  After a comprehensive review, the U.S. Department of Education has found 947 incidents of misstated job placement rates to current and prospective students in Corinthian’s Heald College system. These inaccurate or incomplete disclosures were misleading to students in that they overstated the employment prospects of […]

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Gallo Glass Company: Gallo Glass Company named in lawsuit over use of hazardous waste in the manufacture of glass wine bottles

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control filed a complaint against Gallo Glass Company, alleging the company used hazardous waste in the manufacture of glass wine bottles made at its Modesto plant. The complaint alleges the company illegally introduced dust containing lead, arsenic, cadmium and selenium into the manufacture of its wine bottles. The contaminated […]

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