Feds Sue Law Firms in Foreclosure Relief Scams

Federal and state consumer protection watchdogs on Wednesday took aim at lawyers, filing more than three dozen suits targeting law firms and other entities for running illegal foreclosure relief scams.

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  • Former Congressional Staffer Charged With Theft

    By Zoe Tillman

    A former executive assistant to U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., will plead guilty this week to stealing from the federal government.

  • Looking to Rewrite Music Copyright for the 21st Century

    By Andrew Ramonas

    The U.S. Copyright Office is soliciting further input for its study on the efficacy of the music-licensing system in the digital age as record companies, publishers and others players in the music industry suggest various changes to this key aspect of their business.

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Regulation

  • Feds Sue Law Firms in Foreclosure Relief Scams

    By Jenna Greene

    Federal and state consumer protection watchdogs on Wednesday took aim at lawyers, filing more than three dozen suits targeting law firms and other entities for running illegal foreclosure relief scams.

  • Fourth Circuit Upholds IRS Rule on Health Care Subsidies

    By Marcia Coyle

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Tuesday upheld IRS provisions that implement the Affordable Care Act exchanges. The ruling came two hours after the D.C. Circuit ruled against the government in a similar challenge.

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  • Judge Flushes Some Claims Against Tea Company

    By Lisa Hoffman

    Plaintiffs scored a partial dunk in their proposed class action accusing R.C. Bigelow, Inc., of improperly hyping the benefits of antioxidants in the company’s black teas.

  • Corporate Integrity Agreement at Issue in Dialysis Case

    By Amaris Elliott-Engel

    A group of dialysis patients who allege their treatment at Fresenius Medical Care North America clinics put them at a higher risk of heart problems said the company had a heightened duty to them because of a January 2000 corporate integrity agreement entered into to resolve claims of health care fraud at a Fresenius subsidiary.

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