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Trump Administration Continues to Indicate Tide Change Away from Support of the CFPB

As previously reported on this blog, President Trump’s issuance of an Executive Order and the subsequent introduction of bills seeking to eliminate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or “Bureau”) signaled a…more
| Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

Are Longer-Pending Cases More Likely to Be Affirmances in the Criminal Docket? (Part 2 – 2008-2016)

On March 23, 2017, we showed that affirmances in civil cases between 2008 and 2016 have tended to be pending for longer both between the grant of review and oral argument, and between argument and decision, than reversals were. …more
| Civil Procedure

Are Longer-Pending Cases More Likely to Be Affirmances in the Civil Docket? (Part 2: 2008-2016)

Last week, we demonstrated that the time from grant to oral argument and argument to decision was longer between 2000 and 2007 for affirmances than it was for reversals, both in civil and criminal cases. This week, we look at…more
| Civil Procedure

How Long Do Criminal Cases at the Illinois Supreme Court Remain Pending?

Yesterday, we began our review of lag times at the Illinois Supreme Court with a review of the Court’s civil cases from 2010 to 2016. Today, we turn our attention to the Court’s criminal cases. We have grant-to-oral…more
| Civil Procedure

How Long Do Civil Cases at the Illinois Supreme Court Remain Pending?

For the next couple of weeks, we’ll be taking a brief time off from our look at the Court’s oral arguments in order to look at an issue we’re studying over on California Supreme Court Review – what can be inferred from the…more
| Civil Procedure

Are Longer-Pending Cases More Likely to be Affirmances in Criminal Cases? (Part 1 – 2000-2007)

On March 16, 2017, we showed that between 2000 and 2007, affirmances took somewhat longer in civil cases than reversals did. Today, we address the Court’s criminal cases for the same years. We report the data for lag time…more

Are Longer-Pending Cases More Likely to be Affirmances in Civil Cases? (Part 1 – 2000-2007)

For the past two weeks, we’ve been reviewing the average time civil and criminal cases have remained pending from grant of review to argument to decision. This week and next, we’ll be addressing whether there is any correlation…more
| Civil Procedure

Rolls-Royce Plc Motors Away from Prosecution by Paying Authorities £671m in Connection with Bribery and Corruption Offences

After a four year investigation by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) into car and engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce, a UK Court approved a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (“DPA”) in January 2017. The investigation focused on…more
| Business Organizations, International Law & Trade

Does a More Active Bench Indicate That the Court Will Reverse in Criminal Cases?

On March 14, 2017, we established that all things being equal, the Illinois Supreme Court has tended to ask somewhat more questions in civil cases where they reverse than in cases where they affirm. Today, we address the…more
| Criminal Law

Does a More Active Bench Indicate That the Court Will Reverse in Civil Cases?

For the past few weeks, we’ve been studying the Illinois Supreme Court’s oral arguments between 2008 and 2016. This week, we address a new question: is there a correlation between the result – reversal or affirmance – and the…more
| Civil Procedure

Retail Practice Alert - March 2017: Developments in Website Access Litigation and New Focus for Plaintiff's Bar—Is Your In-Store Price Check Kiosk Accessible?

Retailers facing Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) claims may be out of frying pan, but into the fire in light of recent developments. Out of the Frying Pan: Gomez v. Bang & Olufsen America, Inc., No. 16-cv-23801…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts

Under Trump Administration, Dodd-Frank and the CFPB Continue to Face Challenges

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, or Dodd-Frank, was enacted in 2010 in response to the financial crisis. Through Dodd-Frank, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the CFPB) was created. The CFPB…more
| Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

“W-2 Phishing Attacks Targeting Businesses to Cash in on Busy Tax Season: 10 Tips to Protect Your Business”

Cyber criminals are taking advantage of tax season to lure valuable W-2 information from vulnerable businesses. An example of a common phishing scheme starts with a scammer posing as a legitimate employee of a company, sending…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Taxation

Does a Dissent at the Appellate Court Mean a More Active Bench at Oral Argument in Criminal Cases?

Last week, we determined that a dissent below, all things being equal, will lead to at least a slightly more active oral argument for appellees. The data for appellants is more variable – the averages are virtually identical,…more
| Criminal Law

How Long Have Criminal Cases Lasted From Grant to Argument to Decision (Part 2 – 2008-2016)?

Yesterday, we analyzed the lag times – from grant of review to oral argument, and oral argument to decision – in the Court’s civil docket from 2008 to 2016. Today, we’ll address the data for the criminal docket. One definition…more
| Criminal Law
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