Source: 2017 marked a year of tearing down consumer protections ‘brick by brick’ If you think the government has no business telling business its business, this has been a pretty great year. If, on the other hand, you think government has a role to play in ensuring fair play by companies that have shown themselves … More Tearing down consumer protections ‘brick by brick’ in 2017.
JPMorgan pays inmates for fees on get-out-of-jail debit card JP Morgan’s contract to provide debit cards to inmates released from federal prison may have backfired after a former convict raised a ruckus. The bank agreed to pay a total of $446,822 to thousands of ex-prisoners to settle a class-action suit claiming JPMorgan ripped them off … More JPMorgan Chase’s get of jail for a fee debit cards backfire in class action
Source: Freedom Of Information Not So Free — Many States Charge Insane Fees Battles such as these are waged all across the U.S., some involving much higher price tags than $4,500. Lawmakers have passed fee reform, changing the rules to help improve access to government information. Caps have been put on copying fees and agencies … More Insane Fees for Freedom Of Information
Securus to Pay a Civil Penalty of $1.7 Million “The Communications Act instructs the Commission to consider the public interest when it reviews a transaction,” they wrote. “A deeply-rooted preference to protect and promote competition in relevant markets, accelerate deployment of advanced services, ensure a diversity of license holdings, and manage spectrum in the public … More Dems Say Securus Decision Reads Public Interest Out of Review