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  • The CFPB Is Fighting for Its Life. Here's What to Know.

    By C. Ryan Barber

    From the day it was born out of the Dodd-Frank reforms, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has faced questions over the constitutionality of its independent, single-director structure. On Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will take a step toward providing an answer, as a full panel of 11 judges will hear arguments in the mortgage provider PHH Corp.'s appeal of a $109 million penalty. Here are seven things to know.

  • Under the Hood of Gibson Dunn's Regulatory Team on Major CFPB, SEC Cases

    By C. Ryan Barber

    Two Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher lawyers will argue Wednesday against the CFPB and the SEC in rare, back-to-back full-court argument sessions in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. We recently caught up with Gibson Dunn partner Helgi Walker, co-chair of the firm's administrative law and regulatory practice group, about the preparation for the two cases and the firm's approach to the new regulatory climate under President Trump.

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  • Strike 3 for Abbott & Costello Heirs' 'Who's on First' Copyright Dispute

    By P.J. D'Annunzio

    After a swing and a miss at both the trial court and appellate level, a copyright infringement lawsuit over the use of comedy duo Bud Abbott and Lou Costello's "Who’s on First" routine has struck out, with the U.S. Supreme Court declining to review the case.

  • Skadden Loses a Tax Dispute, and Jenner Wins Fee Fight

    By Marcia Coyle

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delivered multimillion-dollar good news and bad news to two major law firms. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom lost its challenge to a tax refund in Michigan. Jenner & Block prevailed in a fee dispute that involved a former client. Here's a snapshot of the two cases.

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