ABA Plans for Litigation Over FTC Rules on Identity Theft

, The National Law Journal


The president of the American Bar Association said Wednesday the group may file a suit by the end of next week if it cannot persuade the Federal Trade Commission to exempt lawyers from new regulations set to take effect Aug. 1. The ABA has been lobbying for months to have lawyers kept out of the regulations, which require businesses and organizations that act as "creditors" to establish a program for preventing identity theft. The FTC and the ABA differ on how much of a burden the regulations would put on businesses.

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Continue to Lexis Advance®

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at customercare@alm.com

What's being said

Comments are not moderated. To report offensive comments, click here.

Preparing comment abuse report for Article #1202432462269

Thank you!

This article's comments will be reviewed.