FTC Files Amicus Brief in Federal District Court Opposing Pending Settlement of Class Action Cramming Case Moore v. Verizon Communications, Inc.

The Federal Trade Commission filed an amicus brief in the phone bill cramming case Moore v. Verizon Communications, Inc. (No. 2 CV 09-1823 SBA) before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, opposing a proposed class action settlement of the case because it is not fair, adequate, and reasonable. The case stems […]

FTC Action Bans Payment Processor from Using a Novel Payment Method to Debit Accounts

A payment processor and two of its principals are now banned from using a new payment method to process electronic payments under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, which resolves charges that they debited consumers’ bank accounts without their consent. The settlement furthers the FTC’s ongoing efforts to protect financially-strapped consumers during the economic […]