Court Rules Yelp Can Manipulate Business Ratings
This month, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s ruling that dismissed a proposed class-action lawsuit against Yelp. The suit claimed the company extorts advertising dollars from businesses in exchange for good reviews, a practice the federal court said is not illegal.
NHTSA Fumbled GM Recall, House Reports
A House committee released a report this week that raised questions about how the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration responded to consumer complaints regarding faulty ignition switches on GM vehicles.
Mass. High Court Rules in Favor of Tesla
This week, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts upheld a lower court’s ruling that dealers did not have grounds to challenge Tesla Motors’ ability to sell vehicles in the state.
7 Financial Organizations Back Disparate Impact Amendment
Seven financial organizations issued a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives on May 29 in support of an amendment to an appropriations bill that would limit Justice Department litigation relying on the disparate impact theory of discrimination.
Sales Pick Up in Late May
CNW reported this week that sales picked up in late May, with the firm expecting deliveries for the month to increase 11% from a year ago.