European Free Trade Association Dept. of Justice

The European Free Trade Association is an intergovernmental organization established in 1960 to facilitate and promote free trade among its member states and as a counterbalance to the more politically-driven... more +
The European Free Trade Association is an intergovernmental organization established in 1960 to facilitate and promote free trade among its member states and as a counterbalance to the more politically-driven European Economic Community (EEC). The current member states of the EFTA are Liechtenstein, Iceland, Norway, and Switzerland.   less -
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DOJ Hits First Bank Target in ‘Operation Choke Point’

Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lengthy complaint and consent order in a lawsuit against Four Oaks Bank & Trust Company. The DOJ action is the first lawsuit (and settlement) under "Operation Choke...more

Eighth Circuit Holds Informational Injury Sufficient To Establish Standing

On August 2, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit held that a bank customer had standing to bring a claim against two banks based only on an informational injury. Charvat v. Mut. First Fed. Credit Union, Charvat...more

Congress passes bill eliminating ATM fee sticker requirement

The U.S. Senate has joined the House of Representatives in approving a bill (H.R. 4367) amending the Electronic Fund Transfer Act to eliminate the requirement that a fee disclosure be placed in a prominent and conspicuous...more

DOJ files amicus brief supporting plaintiff in Eighth Circuit standing case

Earlier this week, we wrote about Charvat v. First National Bank of Wahoo, a case pending before the Eighth Circuit that raises the question whether a plaintiff has Article III standing to sue for an alleged statutory...more

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