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Do you like receiving in the mail those annual statements from the Social Security Administration telling you how much money you will receive when you retire? The statements explain how much you will get if you take "early" retirement at...Do you like receiving in the mail those annual statements...
Borrowers on Borrowed Time: Plaintiffs Potentially Save Remand Case Through Motion for Limited Discovery
Wilson v. PBI Bank, Inc., No. 1:11-CV-19, 2011 WL 1376709 (W.D. Ky. April 12, 2011). Geez, folks! Read the frickin’ law. Didn’t all law students learn the difference between “residence” and “citizenship” freshmen year in Civil Procedure? ...
This posting was written by Jeffrey May, Editor of CCH Trade Regulation Reporter.The U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has refused to set aside or correct a sentence imposed on an administrator in a Michigan public school district who pleaded guilty to charges arising from the Justice...
Peter L. Murray of Harvard has written French Notaries and the American Mortgage Crisis, a book chapter. Here's the abstract: The crisis in real estate mortgage lending that erupted in the United States in 2007 shook the foundations of the... Peter L. Murray of Harvard has written French Notaries...
Here is one of the FDA's new graphic labels slated to appear on cigarette packages if the courts say that's okay: We've blogged on this topic many times, including recently, when Judge Richard Leon of the D.C. federal district court...Here is one of the FDA's new graphic labels slated to appear on...
Under a rule proposed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, vehicles with keyless ignition systems would either automatically put the autos in park or notify drivers when the vehicle has been left unattended. The proposed rule comes in the wake of the injuries and deaths that have...
The FTC and CFPB have issued reports on their FDCPA enforcement actions and other FDCPA related activities in 2011. The FTC previously had responsibility for issuing annual reports on FDCPA enforcement but the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act transferred reporting...
USA Today published an article yesterday reporting that Citigroup has been forced to pay at least $85 million to investors in its disastrous MAT/ASTA municipal arbitrage hedge funds. “Investor hedge fund claims costs Citigroup $85M and counting,” by Kevin McCoy, USA Today). That amount does not...
In the wake of Greg Smith’s op-ed piece about why he is leaving Goldman Sachs, the press has been inundated with all sorts of opinions and comments both supportive and critical. Some question Smith’s motives; others question Goldman’s motives in attacking him. Few address Greg Smith’s central...
I've previously opined on this blog and elsewhere that global warming litigation -- at least cases in which individuals seek damages from companies that emit greenhouse gasses -- has no leg to stand on because causation is so attenuated and the issue is tied up with important political questions...