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Thompson Coburn LLP
In 2012, then-President Obama established with the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ("DACA") Program.
Mayer Brown
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") has issued its first No-Action Letter ("No-Action Letter" or "Letter") in response to a request from Upstart Network, Inc. ("Upstart").
K&L Gates
Over more than four decades of asbestos litigation, many former manufacturers and suppliers of asbestos-containing products have since filed for bankruptcy and exited the tort system.
K&L Gates
Nearly two years after the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule went into effect (on October 3, 2015) and one year after the CFPB closed a comment period on a NPRM to adjust and clarify the rule, ...
K&L Gates
On Thursday, September 7, 2017, Department of Education Secretary DeVos announced that the Department will launch a notice-and-comment process to incorporate the "insights of all parties" in creating...
Holland & Knight
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos gave a speech on Sept. 7, 2017, at George Mason University that was described by the U.S. Department of Education as "Remarks on Title IX Enforcement."
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Over the past two years, class actions have been filed against nearly every major retailer challenging various sales and pricing practices.
Jackson Lewis P.C.
The Trump Administration believes that Obama-era guidance regarding sexual assault on college campuses created a "failed system" that was a "disservice to everyone involved," Department of Education Secretary...
Miles & Stockbridge
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC") announced on August 29 it has provisionally agreed with Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. to a $5.7 million settlement of allegations...
Reed Smith
A couple of weeks ago, our co-blogger, Mr. McConnell, published a post on the benefits of brevity.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
The Department of Education (DOE) plans to gather public input—including input from educational institutions—on new Title IX policy, rejecting the prior administration's issuance of policy by letter.
Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Genetic technologies have been a presence in United States courtrooms for decades. In 1987, Tommie Lee Andrews became the first person in the United States to be convicted of a crime...
Troutman Sanders LLP
The Eleventh Circuit ruled in Schweitzer v. Comenity Bank that a consumer can verbally revoke consent to be called on her cell phone using an automatic telephone dialing system "in the morning and during the work day."
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Director Richard Cordray continues to keep watchers of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB" or "Bureau") guessing as to his departure from the agency.
Holland & Knight
Pursuant to Texas Government Code section 418.014, Gov. Greg Abbott on Aug. 23, 2017, declared 23 counties a disaster area given the impending landfall of Hurricane Harvey.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
In a unanimous vote, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) eliminated third-party testing for compliance with CPSC's phthalates prohibitions for seven plastics.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
In a unanimous vote, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) eliminated third-party testing for compliance with CPSC's phthalates prohibitions for seven plastics.
Reed Smith
We've made no secret of our dislike of the so called "heeding presumption." We have a tag on this subject with multiple posts decrying this presumption —
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On August 23, 2017, the CFPB announced the resolution of an administrative action under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and its implementing regulation...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
In another significant litigation setback for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a U.S. District Court in Atlanta imposed discovery sanctions against the Bureau and dismissed all claims...
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Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
As tire manufacturers enter the age of the Internet of Things, some are making smart tires equipped with sensors that allow the consumer to view information regarding the tire on applications...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court clarified the scope of specific personal jurisdiction in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, San Francisco City.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
On August 22, 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") issued an Order Approving Stipulation and Consent Agreement with City Power Marketing, LLC ("City Power") and its owner, K. Stephen Tsingas.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
On August 8, 2017, the Department of State (DOS) updated its Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) to modify instructions to consular officers considering F-1 student visas.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
In a unanimous vote, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) eliminated third-party testing for compliance with CPSC's phthalates prohibitions for seven plastics.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On August 15, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denied a motion for class certification in Legg v. PTZ Insurance Agency, Ltd., a putative class action under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") has announced that dietary supplement marketer Synergixx, LLC ("Synergixx"), its owner, Charlie Fusco, and a naturopathic physician named Ronald Jahner...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In In Re Subway Footlong Sandwich Mktg. & Sales Practices Litig., No. 16-1652 (7th Cir. Aug. 25, 2017), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit overturned a district court's approval of a class action ...
Reed Smith
As we discussed at the time, the MDL-wide innovator liability appeals in In re Darvocet, Darvon, & Propoxyphene Products Liability Litigation, 756 F.3d 917 (6th Cir. 2014), resulted in rulings under...
Troutman Sanders LLP
On August 16, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson announced the filing of a lawsuit against two pension advance companies alleged to have preyed on veterans and senior citizens...
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