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Regulation

  • Workplace Marijuana Rules Confronted in Discrimination Cases

    By Erin Mulvaney

    Marijuana use in the workplace has become increasingly hazy as more states legalize the drug and employers grapple with how to adjust their policies to the complex jumble of new laws and court decisions.

  • Law Firm, Fighting CFPB Subpoena, Urges Court to End 'Fishing Expedition'

    By C. Ryan Barber

    A California law firm on July 21 blasted a recent subpoena from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as "nothing more than an unwarranted and impermissible fishing expedition," in a brief that also called for eliminating the agency on the grounds that its independent, single-director structure violates the Constitution.

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Litigation

  • Immigrant Bail Bond Company Sues Buzzfeed for $5M

    By Cogan Schneier

    The company, Libre by Nexus, accused Buzzfeed of defamation in a story published last year.

  • SEC Whistleblowers in Line for Windfall, and FTC Probes Amazon: Roundup

    By C. Ryan Barber

    The Trump administration is touting the number of federal regulations that are on the chopping block. Exxon Mobil Corp.'s suing the U.S. Treasury Department over a $2 million fine for violating Russia sanctions. The Federal Trade Commission's looking at Amazon.com's discounting practices. And financial regulators appear to be pulling back on a plan to restrict Wall Street bonuses. This is a weekly roundup from ALM and around the web.

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