Front Line Interview Episode 1. Alison Taylor: Organizations, Compliance & Corruption
An FCPA Journey to the Darkside & Steps to Protect Your Organization
Why do we have to go to mediation?
How can someone prepare for the first meeting with an attorney?
Richard Bistrong Weighs in on the FIFA Scandal and Takedowns
Can an employer require drug testing in the workplace?
A Moment of Simple Justice - Vaccines
Are there drawbacks to positive thinking in legal transactions?
Cullen & Dykman Sees Colleges Calling for Title IX Help v
Fighting for Education Rights: Equal Justice for Pregnant and Parenting Students
Combining Arms for Justice-Involved Veterans
Student and Alumni Litigation
Winston & Strawn's Kessler Sees Change and Opportunity in College Athletics
Fixing Law Schools: Are More Types of Degrees the Answer?
ATL Law School Rankings: All About The Jobs
The Integrated and Coordinated Approach to Title IX Compliance
Why Milbank Sends 4th-Years Back To School
Next Accreditation System – Interview with Andy Roth, Member, Mintz Levin
Dean: Law Schools Use Merit Scholarships To Boost Rankings
How Bryan Cave Grooms Rainmakers
While it is hard to imagine that a college or university could be forced to refund tuition paid years ago that enabled Student to receive a college education, this scenario is now playing out with increasing frequency. Many...more
Seymour Dollars, the irascible Chairperson of the Nutmeg Board of Finance, gave the Board of Education a very hard time throughout the entire budget process this year. He questioned the Board down to the minutest detail of...more
In a 6-to-1 decision, the Supreme Court of Georgia upheld a Greene County Superior Court ruling denying the validation of revenue bonds to build additional facilities for Lake Oconee Academy (the “Academy”) in Greene County...more
On March 2 in an 8-1 decision, the Alabama Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Alabama Accountability Act of 2013 (the “Act”) in Magee et al. v. Boyd et al. The massive 222-page opinion affirmed in part, but...more
In a civil action brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau involving student loans, an Indiana federal court recently granted in part and denied in part a motion to dismiss by ITT Educational Services, Inc. The...more
An Indiana federal court recently granted in part and denied in part the motion of ITT Educational Services, Inc. to dismiss the CFPB’s complaint. As we previously reported, the CFPB’s complaint alleged that ITT engaged in...more
On December 11, the CFPB announced lawsuits against two student loan debt relief companies alleged to have deceived borrowers into paying upfront fees for federal student loan repayment benefits that are available for free....more
California Supreme Court Strikes Down $15 Million Employee Class Action Win and Orders Decertification in Duran V. U.S. Bank Nat’l Ass’n -
Why it matters: On May 29, 2014, the California Supreme Court unanimously...more
Earlier this month, an Illinois state court granted the motion of the state’s Attorney General to further amend her complaint in a lawsuit filed against a for-profit college and its owners to add new counts alleging that the...more
Under CFPB’s broad mandate, many companies outside the financial services industry may be subject to expensive civil investigations.
A for-profit technical school may not appear to be a financial services company. But...more
ITT Educational Services, the defendant in the CFPB’s first enforcement action against a for-profit education company, has filed a motion seeking dismissal of the CFPB’s complaint. Filed this past February in an Indiana...more
D.C. Circuit Court Upholds Fed’s Debit Card Fee Cap, Antiexclusivity Rules -
Dealing a blow to merchants nationwide, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court and upheld the rules promulgated by the...more
Few agencies have generated as much controversy as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The brainchild of Senator Elizabeth Warren when she was still a professor and the product of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and...more
The Fourth District Court of Appeal recently upheld a challenge to a school district’s spending voter-approved bond proceeds for field lighting at a high school stadium because the ballot proposition did not specifically list...more
On April 11, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, held that a national bank could compel arbitration of a dispute involving student loans. Kilgore v. KeyBank, Nat’l Ass’n, No. 09-16703, 2013 WL...more
A group of universities, entities affiliated with universities, higher education associations, and entities involved in university technology management, in an amici brief filed in Bowman v. Monsanto, argue that reversal of...more
On August 30, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that a debt collector’s representation to a debtor that her student loans were “ineligible” for bankruptcy discharge is a “false, misleading, or deceptive”...more
For-profit education institutions may have breathed a sigh of relief on June 30, 2012, when a federal judge struck down most of the Department of Education’s Gainful Employment rule. The decision came none too soon, as the...more
On Thursday, the Senate passed HF 130, authored by Senator Claire Robling (R-Jordan), as amended by conference committee, in a 37 – 28 vote. This is the Phase One budget bill which was passed earlier by the House. The bill...more
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