GM Defect Claims Falling Flat

When General Motors Co. first announced last summer that it would fully compensate victims of its ignition-switch defect, plaintiffs lawyers feared that many people would be left out. They might be right.

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  • House Republicans Challenge Health Care Law in Court

    By Zoe Tillman

    House Republicans on Friday filed a long-threatened lawsuit challenging certain provisions of the Obama administration's signature health care reform law.

  • Wiley Rein Says It Will Close on Lobbying Acquisition This Year

    By Katelyn Polantz

    Wiley Rein said Friday afternoon it planned to acquire all of McBee Strategic Consulting, a lobby shop recently deserted by its founder for a job leading a New Jersey-based energy company. The acquisition isn’t yet a done deal. A number of McBee employees continue to interview for jobs with other lobby shops.

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Regulation

  • SEC Defends Administrative Proceedings as ‘Eminently Proper’

    By Jenna Greene

    A top U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer on Friday defended the agency’s increased use of administrative proceedings in the face of critics who question the integrity of the forum.

  • Fuel Group To Sue EPA Over Ethanol Standards

    By Jenna Greene

    The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers on Friday filed a notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to issue a critical standard that sets the amount of ethanol and other renewable fuels to be blended into the gasoline supply.

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Litigation

  • Two Claims Tossed Against Costco Over Food Labels

    By Laura Castro

    A California federal judge has dismissed two claims in a proposed class action alleging that Costco Wholesale Corp. misled consumers by mislabeling products in its Kirkland Signature food line.

  • Turtles Prevail in Sirius XM Radio Lawsuit

    By Laura Castro

    A New York federal judge has rejected Sirius XM Radio's motion for summary judgment in a class action lawsuit, finding members of the 1960s band the Turtles have exclusive performing rights to their recordings under New York State law.

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