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Regulation

  • 'Yes, at Google,' a Fiduciary Rule Compliance Checklist, and CFPB Faces New Challenge in 9th Circuit

    By C. Ryan Barber

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau faces a new challenge in the Ninth Circuit over the Obama-era agency's structure. Uber's paying tens of millions to drivers in New York who were shortchanged on the amount they received for rides. Lobbyists prepare to ramp up a new fight against against the Obama administration's retirement-savings rules that put a new focus on client interest ahead of profit. And Google employees are sharing workplace complaints on an anonymous bulletin board. This is a roundup of regulatory and compliance news from ALM and other publications.

  • How In-House Lawyers Responded to the FTC's 'Influencer' Warnings

    By C. Ryan Barber

    The National Law Journal obtained several responses from companies that received letters from the FTC this year urging greater disclosures of any paid relationships that involve so-called social media "influencers." The agency and consumer advocacy groups have raised concern that influencer advertising can give the impression of an organic endorsement when, in fact, there is a business relationship behind the product promotion.

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Litigation

  • MDL Critic Pushes Plan to Break Up Cases

    By Amanda Bronstad

    It's time to give judges clear rules for managing MDLs, says John Rabiej, director of the Duke Law School's Center for Judicial Studies. For starters, he'd spread the biggest cases across more judges.

  • 'Yes, at Google,' a Fiduciary Rule Compliance Checklist, and CFPB Faces New Challenge in 9th Circuit

    By C. Ryan Barber

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau faces a new challenge in the Ninth Circuit over the Obama-era agency's structure. Uber's paying tens of millions to drivers in New York who were shortchanged on the amount they received for rides. Lobbyists prepare to ramp up a new fight against against the Obama administration's retirement-savings rules that put a new focus on client interest ahead of profit. And Google employees are sharing workplace complaints on an anonymous bulletin board. This is a roundup of regulatory and compliance news from ALM and other publications.

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