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Tag Archives: Consumer Law

8th Circuit turns aside class-action over supplement’s effectiveness

Thomas Eagleton Federal Courthouse

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals tossed out a suit against the makers of a non-FDA-approved nutritional supplement to treat memory issues, saying the lead plaintiff had failed to show a violation of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act.

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Consumer Law: Home Equity Loan-Imposition of Lender Insurance-Evidence of Agreement

Plaintiff filed suit against his mortgagee, alleging it illegally imposed lender insurance for plaintiff’s failure to obtain mortgage insurance and further alleging the mortgagee improperly reneged on a rate-reduction agreement between plaintiff and the mortgagee’s predecessor. The district court dismissed ...

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Consumer Law: Consumer Loans-Arbitration-Exclusive Arbitral Forum

Plaintiff appealed the circuit court’s order denying its motion to compel arbitration and stay proceeding on defendant’s claims. The parties executed contracts for consumer loans that contained arbitration clause granting exclusive jurisdiction to the National Arbitration Forum; thereafter, NAF entered ...

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Consumer Law : Fair Debt Collection Practices Act – Unsophisticated Consumer Standard – Violation Of Cease Letter

Scheffler v. Gurstel Chargo, P.A. (MLW No. 72046/Case No. 17-2141 – 9 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Grasz, J.)

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