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Washington Amends State SCRA Statute To Provide State Remedy For Violation Of Federal SCRA

On March 27, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed SB 2171, which amends the Washington Service Member’s Civil Relief Act (WSCRA) to provide that a violation of the federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act is a violation of...more

Supreme Court Ups the Bar for Class Action Lawsuits

Supreme Court Ups the Bar for Class Action Lawsuits by Christine M. Vanek on May 7, 2013 The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend will likely help businesses defend employment, anti-trust, consumer...more

Surprising Risk of Discrimination Claims for Restaurants Moving Away from Meal Customization

Chicago, IL, April 15, 2013 - Many restaurants, especially upscale and higher-end independents, are moving toward prix-fixe menus, tasting menus, and policies that restrict additions, subtractions, and substitutions. Such...more

THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002 Section 806 -- Protection for Employees of Publicly Traded Companies Who Provide Evidence of Fraud

"Whistleblower Protection for Employees of Publicly Traded Companies.--No company with a class of securities registered under section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78l), or that is required to file...more

CFPB: Mortgage Originator Violations

Yesterday, I outlined for you the features of the CFPB's requisites of a Compliance Management System (CMS). My observations were based on the CFPB's newsletter, entitled Supervisory Highlights: Fall 2012, an issuance to the...more

DOJ Settles 'Pattern or Practice' Fair Lending Case

The Department of Justice's "pattern or practice" fair lending lawsuit against GFI Mortgage Bankers, Inc., has resulted in a settlement that requires GFI to pay a total of $3.555 million, consisting of $3.5 million in...more

Fundamentos Anteproyecto Código Civil 2012

Anteproyecto Código Civil 2012 Argentina

Fundamentos del anteproyecto....more

How should I prepare before filing a lawsuit?

If you are considering filing a lawsuit or whether to accept a settlement offer to resolve a lawsuit or potential claim, you want to read this post. Understand some possible ramifications of litigation before taking your...more

Supreme Court and Congress Focus on Mandatory Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements: The Debate Continues

This article, reprinted from the Westlaw Journal, Corporate Officers & Directors Liability, discusses mandatory pre-dispute arbitration clauses in consumer financial services contracts and the Supreme Court's April 2011...more

DOJ Settlement May Signal Expanded Liability and Aggressive Enforcement

This article, which appeared in the ABA's Section of Litigation, Consumer & Civil Rights Newsletter, discusses the Department of Justice's 2010 settlement with two subsidiaries of American International Group (AIG), resolving...more

Punitive Damages

While the civil justice system almost never concerns itself with punishing wrongdoing, instead focusing on compensating victims for harm they suffer, there are some cases where civil courts take it upon themselves to deter...more

New Rights for Tenants Living in Foreclosed Properties

The Massachusetts Legislature has passed a new law providing significant protections for tenants facing eviction by banks which have foreclosed on a property where the tenants are living....more

A Practical Summary of Debtors' Rights Under the FDCPA

This document was authored by attorney Jason A. McGrath to serve as a practical, user-friendly guide. It summarizes the rights that debtors have when targeted by debt collectors, as defined in the Fair Debt Collections...more

Software Research Group, Inc. v. WWW.PISSEDCONSUMER.COM

Memorandum of Law in Support of Defendant Opinion Corp.'s Motion to Dismiss the Complaint

This was a lawsuit consisting of five different versions of a defamation claim, brought against a website and an unknown number of anonymous defendants. The website, called PissedConsumer.com, was operated by movant, Opinion...more

Hemant Goswami versus Union of India and Ors.

Civil Writ Petition - Public Interest (PIL)

The PIL highlighted that despite being allotted land at highly subsidised prices, the private educational institutions were not providing the mandatory 15 percent free seats to economically poor students. The petition...more

Abuse of Dominance Under Competition Act 2002

It is about the Provisions of Abuse of Dominance under Indian Competition Act 2002...more

Fighting Foreclosures and Evictions

A booklet developed for the Street Law Project of the National Lawyers Guild. How tenants and former homeowners can fight back against evictions and foreclosures....more

Charity Million Dollar Home Raffles in California and The Ten Percent (10%) Rule Attorneys Must Advise Non-Profit Clients To...

There is a set of complex rules that Charity and Non-Profit Organization Attorneys must convey to charity organization clients seeking to hold a charity raffle. In vogue today are charity million dollar home raffles. If the...more

Age Discrimination Complaints in California - Which Government Agency Should An Age Discrimination Attorney Choose?

For California age discrimination lawyers and those discriminated against because of their age, there is a wide choice of government agencies at which to file an age discrimination complaint. With the list of acronyms for...more

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