The University of Chicago selected Professor Omri Ben-Shahar this year's annual Ronald H. Coase lecture for first year law students, and the theme of his talk was "The Myths of Consumer Protection Law" -- the myths in question being that consumers are necessarily better off with more information, that they need broad and wide-ranging rights to sue, and that they should be accorded enhanced damages when they do sue.
"The Myths of Consumer Protection Law"
- Richardson v. L'Oreal class action settlement
- Full Federal Pre-emption of State Consumer Protection Food Suits
- Ahmed v. McDonald's
- New Report - Class Actions, Arbitration, and Consumer Rights: Why Concepcion is a Pro-Consumer Decision
- Chipotle pinches pennies, gets sued
- Food lawsuits
- Nutella class action settlement far worse than being reported
- Gallucci v. Boiron
- Around the web, April 11
- Prospective injunctive relief class actions and McNair v. Synapse Group Inc.
- Responding to Professor Fitzpatrick on class action fees
- Cordray Confirmation Stalemate Continues to 'Handicap' CFPB
- In re Bluetooth Headset Products Liability Litigation: CCAF Ninth Circuit victory
- Bad observational humor does not equal consumer fraud claim
- Rice Krispies class action settlement