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Regulation

  • The CFPB, Often a Winner in Court, Hit a Rough Patch This Summer

    By C. Ryan Barber

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has returned billions of dollars to consumers while confronting abuses carried out by large banks, mortgage lenders and law firms—successes that are reflected in the agency's court record and settlements. But the CFPB has also suffered a string of setbacks this summer. Proponents of the agency caution not to read too much into the losses—the CFPB, they say, is willing to litigate. Still, others see an agency that's still pushing the limits of its authority.

  • Kirkland's Paul Clement Gets Nod to Argue Key Labor Cases at Supreme Court

    By Marcia Coyle

    Kirkland & Ellis partner Paul Clement is expected to argue next month in a closely watched trio of U.S. Supreme Court cases that question whether workplace arbitration agreements that ban class actions violate federal labor laws. The former George W. Bush administration U.S. solicitor general was tapped to represent the three companies defending the bans. The companies and their lawyers involved were apparently at an impasse over which of their original high court lawyers should make the Oct. 2 arguments.

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Litigation

  • Investors Jumping Into Legal Fray Over Equifax Data Breach

    By Andrew Denney

    Among the lawsuits piling up against Equifax Inc. stemming from the massive data breach that put approximately 143 million consumers' data at risk are proposed class actions filed by investors who said the credit reporting agency broke securities laws.

  • Ex-NFL Players Seek Law Firm's Money After Sacking Ex-Partner

    By Roy Strom

    Gary Stern is going to prison. But that’s not the end of the story for the disgraced lawyer’s former law firm, Chuhak & Tecson. The 70-lawyer Chicago shop is now facing a formidable opponent: A group of nearly 20 former NFL players who claim the firm helped Stern bilk them out of millions.

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