New FTC Policy Would Shield Lawyers, Staff From Personal Liability

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The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday adopted an indemnity policy that will shield lawyers and other staff from any personal liability for enforcement actions that draw a lawsuit and expose them to a monetary judgment. The new policy comes as two FTC lawyers press for immunity, in court, over their roles in a data-breach case against the now-shuttered medical device company LabMD.

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  • Notafan

    FTC attorneys wield enormous power and as such there should be some personal consequence if they abuse that power. The merits of the case are still being argued but if they did use falsified data, they must be held accountable personally. There were certainly very real damages on the other side of the case... Why shouldn‘t the individuals causing that damage suffer for their malpractice? If no personal consequence, we are chipping away further in trust of government and coddling the wrongdoers under the umbrella of taxpayer indemnification.

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