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Wall Street Journal, July 25, 2017

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief Richard Cordray has been on a regulatory tear as he prepares to run for Governor in Ohio. But many of the Obama appointee’s midnight rule-makings need not see the light of day—for instance, his arbitrary ban on mandatory arbitration that the House voted to repeal on Tuesday.

Texas Lawyer, July 24, 2017

Two brothers in charge of a Texas-based legal advertising and referral company say they're in a "David and Goliath" battle against law firms suing them in three states over claims including deceptive trade practices and trademark infringement for online ad campaigns targeting Google users searching for the plaintiff's firms.

New York Times, July 16, 2017

The sales pitches were filled with urgency and emphasized familiarity. Act now or risk missing out on millions of dollars. Trust us because we are part of the “N.F.L. brotherhood.” “You have nothing to lose,” a former N.F.L. quarterback implored in one, “but money you’re entitled to and that you earned the hard way.”

Legal Newsline, July 19, 2017

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court has declined to expand asbestos liability in take-home exposure lawsuit.

New York Law Journal, July 20, 2017

ALBANY - Despite the legislative session concluding for 2017 late last month, a tort-reform business group is already pushing for a bill that would regulate the third-party consumer litigation funding industry.

Reuters, July 19, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress could act within weeks to kill a new rule that bars financial companies from blocking consumers who wish to file class-action lawsuits, according to a key Republican senator.

 
The Guardian, July 12, 2017

A US appeals court has debated whether or not a monkey can own the copyright to a selfie, while the photographer whose camera captured the famous image watched a livestream of the proceedings from his home in the UK.

RiverBender, July 13, 2017

According to Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch (I-LAW), a judicial hellhole is a place without lawsuit reforms, which allows personal injury lawyers to have the entire run of a judicial system, allowing what it perceives to be unfair settlements and practices for defendants in these cases. Madison, St. Clair and Cook counties in Illinois are some of the most cited offenders in the country qualifying to have the badge of "judicial hellhole." I-LAW has set upon a statewide summer campaign - with a focus on cities bordering other states - to illustrate the sort of judicial reforms Illinois may require.

Washington Examiner, July 15, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last Thursday reported that prescriptions written for opioid painkillers dropped more than 13 percent between 2012 and 2015. On the same day, the maker of one such federally regulated medicine agreed to the Food and Drug Administration's request to halt sales of its product. But even as Americans can be encouraged by responsible authorities' increasing engagement and determination to address our nation's complex problems with opioid abuse, we can all agree that those problems won't be solved overnight.

New York Times, July 13, 2017

A federal appeals court on Thursday overturned the 2015 corruption conviction of Sheldon Silver, the once-powerful New York State Assembly speaker who obtained nearly $4 million in illicit payments in return for taking official actions that benefited others, according to evidence presented at his trial.

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