Appeals Court Silent on Texas Abortion Clinic Law

A Texas law imposing new regulations on abortion clinics fell into Labor Day limbo Monday after a federal appeals court made no response to an urgent plea from the state to let the statute take effect.

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  • Diving with Sharks and General Counsel

    By Katelyn Polantz

    Even when lawyers go scuba diving, they’re still lawyers. The Underwater Bar Association, a lawyer group based in Florida that organizes dives and ocean-related volunteer work, took a handful of members in June far into the Gulf of Mexico for three days.

  • The Morning Wrap

    By Andrew Ramonas

    A round up of legal news from ALM-affiliated publications and around the web: A Texas law imposing new regulations on abortion clinics has fallen into limbo, General Motors Co.'s record recalls of nearly 30 million cars and trucks across the globe has so tainted the brand that every one of its customers has lost money, trade groups and big companies in the service industry are redeploying their lobbying forces and reluctantly preparing to live with the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate and Hollywood celebrities are threatening legal action against anyone who distributes nude photographs taken from the stars' personal online storage accounts.

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  • New SEC Rules Crack Down on Credit-Rating Agencies

    By Jenna Greene

    A divided U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday adopted new rules for credit-rating agencies, stepping up review and disclosure requirements and adding safeguards to prevent sales and marketing considerations from influencing the ratings.

  • CFPB Fines Auto Lender $2.75M for Credit Reporting Errors

    By Jenna Greene

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday fined an auto lender $2.75 million for providing inaccurate information about borrowers to credit-reporting agencies.

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