WASHINGTON – In a case that will have a major effect on the way states bring consumer protection actions against alleged corporate wrongdoers, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a state-law -based parens patriae action is removable as a “mass action” under the Class Action Fairness Act when the state is the sole plaintiff.
WASHINGTON – A group of small businesses have filed a lawsuit challenging a rule imposed by the Internal Revenue Service under the federal health care law, alleging that the agency exceeded its authority by expanding the law’s employer mandate.
In the latest bellwether case to go to trial over the osteoporosis drug Fosamax, a New York federal jury has awarded $285,000 to a woman who suffered injuries to her jaw after using the drug.
Published: June 22, 2012
Tags: Competitive Enterprise Institute, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, federal court
WASHINGTON – Several organizations have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the provisions of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law that created a consumer watchdog agency with broad authority to regulate mortgages, credit cards and other consumer financial products from banks and nonbanks.
WASHINGTON – In a case considering whether federal judges have the authority to impose a sentence to run consecutively with a state court sentence that hasn’t yet been imposed, the government and the defendant both urged the Supreme Court to rule in the negative. But at oral arguments on Wednesday the justices seemed skeptical.
WASHINGTON – Individual bankruptcy filings continue to rise, according to the latest annual report of bankruptcy statistics from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
A Massachusetts federal court has doubled the damages recently awarded by a jury to a man who was fired from his job after filing an age discrimination claim.