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  • Can Law Firms Sue NSA for Data Breaches? Lawyers Say Good Luck

    By Cogan Schneier

    Hackers may have used NSA tools to execute this week’s global cyberattack, but lawyers say it would be nearly impossible for the victims, which include law firms, to sue the agency.

  • Should Ginsburg Recuse in SCOTUS Travel Ban Case?

    By Tony Mauro

    Dozens of GOP House members are calling on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to recuse herself from the high-stakes case because of negative comments she made about Donald Trump before he was elected president. While Ginsburg may not be forced to withdraw, one law professor said she "has only herself to blame for the optics."

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Regulation

  • Delay. Delay. Delay. How Trump's Agencies Want to Kill Rules

    By C. Ryan Barber

    Chopping down Washington's "dense thicket of rules, regulations and red tape," as President Donald Trump described it in June, doesn't always come so easily—or quickly. For a number of other regulations, the Trump administration has been playing the delay game.

  • Wells Fargo Whistleblower in Sham-Accounts Scandal Wins Reinstatement, Back Pay

    By C. Ryan Barber

    The U.S. Department of Labor on Friday ordered Wells Fargo & Co. to reinstate a former branch manager fired for blowing the whistle on three subordinates who were opening new accounts for customers without their knowledge—the conduct at issue in the bank’s $185 million settlement last year with federal regulators and the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office.

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Litigation

  • 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.

  • Is Washington, DC, the Nation's Next 'Food Court'?

    By Cogan Schneier

    A nonprofit group represented by a longtime plaintiffs lawyer is challenging Mott's applesauce in a case that could be a sign of things to come.

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