Tag Archives: federal court

Court to decide if state claim is ‘mass action’ under CAFA

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 ...

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Businesses sue IRS in challenge to employer health insurance mandate rule


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.

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Several groups file suit challenging CFPB’s authority

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 ...

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Justices take on problem of consecutive future sentences

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 ...

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