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Every issue of the CLR contains a section dedicated to emerging issues that may be of interest to consumers. In keeping with the CLR's tradition of promoting dialogue between practitioners, law professors, and the rest of its broad subscriber base, the Consumer News Section is written in an approachable style that nevertheless maintains the highest level of scholarship in the field. Below are links to recent news articles published in the CLR as well as other resources that may be helpful to those interested in consumer issues.

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Vol. 25, Issue 2

Vol. 25, Issue 1

Vol. 24, Issue 3

 

Vol. 24, Issue 2

 

Vol. 24, Issue 1

 

Vol. 23, Issue 4

 

 

Vol. 23, Issue 3

 

 

Vol. 23, Issue 2

 

Vol. 23, Issue 1

 

Vol. 22, Issue 4

 

Vol. 22, Issue 3

 

Vol. 22, Issue 2

 

Vol. 22, Issue 1

 

Vol. 21, Issue 2

  • Justice Department's Section 2 Report Sparks a Heated Debate in the Antitrust Community
    by Dawn Goulet

 

Vol. 21, Issue 1

  • Supporters and Opponents of Federal Preemption Take Sides, Anticipate High Court's Ruling on Third FDA Preemption Case This Year
    by Dawn Goulet

 

Vol. 20, Issue 4

  • Second Circuit Shuts Down New York's Airline Passenger Bill of Rights
    by Thomas A. McCann
  • Calls for More Wireless Regulation Heating Up in Congress
    by Thomas A. Mc Cann

 

Vol. 20, Issue 3

  • Supreme Court Restricts State Tort Claims Against Federally Approved Medical Devices
    by Thomas A. McCann
  • Texas Wine Decision Adds New Fuel to the Fire on Interstate Shipping After Granholm
    by Thomas A. McCann

 

Vol. 20, Issue 2

  • Plaintiff's Attorneys Wince as Second Circuit Applies Tough Twombly Standard to Antitrust Suits
    by Thomas A. McCann
  • Antitrust Modernization Commission Declares Antitrust Need Not be Modernized, But Does Suggest a Few Tweaks
    by Thomas A. McCann

 

Vol. 20, Issue 1

  • 5th Circuit Ruling: A Tough Pill to Swallow for Katrina Policyholders
    by Thomas A. McCann
  • Illinois Appellate Court Puts Scare into Corporations by Striking Down Arbitration Agreement
    by Thomas A. McCann

 

Vol. 19, Issue 4

  • Cost-Cutting Schemes Could End up Costing Parent Corporations
    by Jeremy LaMarche
  • Real Change or Just Hot Air? From Statehouses to Capitol Hill, Politicians Begin to Talk Global Warming
    by Thomas A. McCann


Vol. 19, Issue 3

  • CPCS Rendered Virtually Powerless
    by Jeremy LaMarche
  • Smoke Free Casinos? Don't Bet On It
    by Jeremy LaMarche


Vol. 19, Issue 2

  • Payday Lenders Under Attack, Seek Protection in Cyberspace
    by Jeremy LaMarche
  • Seeking Cheaper Alternatives to Prescription Drugs North of the Border
    by Jeremy LaMarche

 

Vol. 19, Issue 1

  • Court Turns Lights Out on "Light" Cigarette Packaging
    by Jeremy LaMarche
  • McDonald's Ordered to Respond to 'Fat' Complaint
    by Jeremy LaMarche

 

 

Vol. 18, Issue 4

  • Trolls and Titans Take Fight to Top Court
    by Ryan Eddings
  • Supreme Court Unknots Trying Presumptions
    by Ryan Eddings
  • Lead Paint May Be Next Asbestos, Tobacco
    by Ryan Eddings


Vol. 18, Issue 3

  • USDA Upset with Dairyman's Low Prices
    by Ryan Eddings
  • FCC Endorses a la Carte Cable Menu
    by Ryan Eddings


Vol. 18, Issue 2

  • Tentative Agreement in EU-US "Open Skies" Talks
    by Ryan Eddings
  • Seventh Circuit Splits From Sister Circuits Over Telephone Consumer Protection Act
    by Ryan Eddings 
  • Publishers Fight to Stop Google's Library
    by Ryan Eddings


Vol. 18, Issue 1

  • Wine Lovers Win Battle, Could Lose War
    by Ryan Eddings
  • Court Ruling Allows Cable Firms to Restrict Access to Their Networks
    by Ryan Eddings
  • Court Ruling May End Free Online Music Party
    by Ryan Eddings

 


Vol. 17, Issue 4

  • A New Chapter in Consumer Bankruptcy Law
    by Douglas C. Nelson
  • Tort Reformers Score Class Action Victory
    by Douglas C. Nelson
  • Napa Wineries Win Labeling Battle
    by Douglas C. Nelson


Vol. 17, Issue 3

  • Debate Over Medical Malpractice Liability Heats Up
    by Douglas C. Nelson
  • Oral Arguments Heard: Consumers Anticipate Free Flow of Wine from Upcoming Supreme Court Decision
    by Douglas C. Nelson


Vol. 17, Issue 2

  • Insurance Brokerage Giant Exposed by Consumer Fraud Charges
    by Douglas C. Nelson
  • Consumer Brings First-Ever RICO Suit Against National Mover
    by Douglas C. Nelson
  • Vioxx Scandal Sparks Criticism of the FDA
    by Douglas C. Nelson


Vol. 17, Issue 1

  • Antitrust Modernization Commission Goes to Work
    by Douglas C. Nelson
  • Class Action Fairness Bill Stalls in Senate
    by Douglas C. Nelson
  • DRAM Price Fixing Conspiracy: Computer Chipmaker to Pay
    by Douglas C. Nelson
  • Health Care Costs Continue Steady, Steep Climb
    by Douglas C. Nelson

 

 

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