At 3, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Hits Stride

Lawyers who practice before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau agree on one thing: “It’s been good for law firms,” said Ballard Spahr partner Alan Kaplinsky. Created by the Dodd-Frank Act, the agency turned 3 years old Monday.

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  • Judges Describe Pitfalls of Long Vacancies

    By Todd Ruger

    Judicial vacancies in the nation's federal district courts means litigation costs increase, judges spend less time on cases and civil disputes are harder to settle, a new report from The Brennan Center for Justice found.

  • Hill Lawyer Runs New Georgetown Law Center on Privacy

    By Todd Ruger

    Georgetown University Law Center has created a center focused on preserving privacy and civil rights in the face of advancing technology, and it has hired one of Capitol Hill's top lawyers to run it.

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Regulation

  • At 3, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Hits Stride

    By Jenna Greene

    Lawyers who practice before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau agree on one thing: “It’s been good for law firms,” said Ballard Spahr partner Alan Kaplinsky. Created by the Dodd-Frank Act, the agency turned 3 years old Monday.

  • No Plaintiffs? No Problem

    By Jenna Greene

    When the federal government sued Bass Pro Outdoor World for hiring discrimination, it offered statistics showing a dearth of minority employees, damaging comments from the retailer's managers, and asked for $300 million in potential damages. But the original complaint lacked one thing: named victims.

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  • Appellate Court Restores Warranty Suit Against Hyundai

    By Amaris Elliott-Engel

    After a trial judge granted a nonsuit in favor of Hyundai Motor America and a Hyundai dealer, California’s Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled that a defective sunroof constitutes a breach of implied warranty of merchantability.

  • Appeals Court Rejects Securities Fraud Class Action

    By Amaris Elliott-Engel

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed a lower court finding that a pension fund failed to show that purchasers of stock in a robotic surgical devices maker were defrauded by executives’ allegedly false statements.

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