Read Election & Politics Law updates, alerts, news, and legal analysis from leading lawyers and law firms:
Spitzer: Lanny Breuer at DOJ Was a "Disaster"
Is Edward Snowden a Whistleblower?
Goldstein: Expect More Litigation in Wake of Myriad Gene Patent Decision
Too Big To Fail in the Dodd-Frank Era
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Dewey's Bankruptcy Lawyer: More Large Law Firms Will Fail
Are Political Intelligence Practice Groups Too Risky?
Client Biz Dev: You're Doing It Wrong
Bill on Bankruptcy: Trustees Sleep Easy after High Court Ruling
Greenberger: Derivatives Legislation Would Seriously Weaken Dodd-Frank
Could This Law School Ranking Unseat US News?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Lehman Test Case on Judicial Nullification
S&C's Cohen: Brown-Vitter Punishes Banks For Being Big
Businessweek Reporter: BigLaw Is "Crash Landing"
With Radical Changes, Law Firms Can Beat Recession
STOCK Act Loses Much of Its Teeth, but Members of Congress Aim to Change That
Bill on Bankruptcy: Easterbrook Turns the Tide on Student Loans
Can You Patent Human Genes? ACLU Says No
Konczal: Dodd-Frank Reforms Get Roughed Up in Court
Cybersecurity Lobbying Booming: How Law Firms Can Profit
In This Issue:
Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and Upcoming Hearings.
Excerpt from Leading the Past Week -
Members rushed out of town at the end of last week for a two-week...more
On February 11, a law firm and related parties sued by the CFPB for allegedly deceiving consumers through a network of mortgage loan modification businesses filed a brief in which they renewed a challenge to the CFPB...more
Following the invalidation of three presidential “recess” appointments to the NLRB by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in Noel Canning v. NRLB, theories continue to swirl about the fate of Director Cordray....more
Jan. 10 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. A major settlement between Fannie Mae and several large banks has resulted in many lawyers suddenly finding themselves...more
The CFPB has filed its first enforcement action. It did so in a sealed complaint filed on July 18 in federal court in California against a law firm that offered mortgage assistance relief services to consumers. The complaint...more
This week, 90 members of the House of Representatives reportedly sent a letter to CFPB Director Richard Cordray urging the CFPB to include a clear and strong safe harbor in its final “ability to repay” or “qualified mortgage”...more
On July 2, the California State Legislature passed AB 278 and SB 900 (“the Bills”), two substantively identical pieces of legislation that implement significant portions of the “Homeowner Bill of Rights” initiative announced...more
On June 22, the New York State Assembly passed the “Foreclosure Fraud Prevention Act of 2012,” which defines residential mortgage foreclosure fraud and criminalizes “robo-signing” and other “fraudulent or deceptive” practices...more
New York Attorney General, Eric T. Schneiderman, has announced the introduction of a bill that would protect New Yorkers from fraudulent business practices in the foreclosure process, including “robosigning.”
The Massachusetts Senate last week passed Senate Bill 2298, “An Act to Prevent Unlawful and Unnecessary Foreclosures.” The Senate vote came just weeks after the House of Representatives passed similar legislation, (see MLS...more
Consistent with recent rumors that adoption of a final ability-to-repay/qualified mortgage rule would be delayed until after the November election, the CFPB has reopened the comment period on the proposed rule. (The original...more
U.S. Representatives Capito (R, WV) and Sherman (D, CA) are circulating a draft of a letter on the Hill which urges the CFPB to “craft a safe harbor [in the Ability to Repay/QM rule] that strikes the right balance between...more
On the heels of Director Cordray’s remarks about the CFPB’s focus on debt collection Deputy Director Raj Date spoke to mortgage industry members at MBA’s National Secondary Market Conference in New York City on May 7, 2012...more
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from both parties filed on Thursday, March 29, 2012 the "Consumer Mortgage Choice Act" ("CMCA"). If enacted, CMCA would amend Dodd-Frank Act's calculation for determining if a...more
Certain drywall manufactured in China is allegedly defective. It has been alleged that this defective drywall corrodes electrical wires and copper coils, and emits "rotten egg" fumes that cause respiratory health problems. It...more
JD Supra gets your content noticed, increases your visibility and makes your marketing efforts hassle free...
Learn More or Schedule a demo