Deceptive Trade Practices

Courts are confirming the fact that consumers rely on misrepresentations!  On Aug. 12, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is entitled to a presumption of consumer reliance on a defendant’s omissions and misrepresentations.  The court thus vacated a judgment ignoring the presumption and rejecting…

What to do if Your Identity is Stolen:

Recently, a news story was released revealing that sensitive information about numerous celebrities, including Michelle Obama, Beyonce, and Hillary Clinton, was posted on a public website.  The website posted addresses, financial data, social security numbers, and even credit card numbers of the celebrities.  While the accuracy of the information is still under investigation, this story…