PHH Corp. finds temporary respite in D.C. Circuit’s RESPA ruling

Nov 23, 2016 By: Richard D.R. Hoffmann

A District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals panel has found the Consumer Finance Protection bureau unconstitutionally structured, and vacated the agency director’s $109 million disgorgement ruling against mortgage giant PHH Corp.

‘Revolution’ allows in-house lawyers to be partners and guardians, ex-GE general counsel says

Nov 21, 2016 By: Frank Reynolds

A corporate “revolution” is making in-house counsel independent from CEOs and directors so they can be both a partner to management and a guardian for shareholders.

Regulatory risks in marketplace lending

Nov 15, 2016 By: Richard D.R. Hoffmann

Marketplace lenders and consumer financial services practitioners must familiarize themselves with the unique regulatory issues facing this fast-growing industry.

Justices hear clashing arguments over laches defense to patent suits

Nov 10, 2016 By: Patrick Hughes

Two diaper manufacturers have presented to the U.S. Supreme Court reasons for and against letting patent infringement defendants take advantage of the

Excess insurer wants out of Campbell Soup patent suit

Nov 10, 2016 By: Jason Schossler

An excess insurer has filed a complaint in intervention in a bid to avoid defending or indemnifying Campbell Soup Co. against a

Brother of punk band’s co-founder can discharge defamation judgment

Nov 4, 2016 By: Donna Higgins

The brother of the deceased co-founder of a 1990s punk group can discharge a defamation judgment against him stemming from a message posted on MySpace about an attorney’s handling of his brother’s probate estate, a Pennsylvania bankruptcy judge has ruled.

Survey highlights outside scrutiny on corporate directors

Nov 2, 2016 By: Nana Ama Sarfo

Many corporate board members say they are facing increased scrutiny from regulators, shareholders and consumers who have unrealistic expectations about directors’ capabilities to oversee corporate activity, according to recent survey results released by executive search firm Spencer Stuart.

New York top court upholds dismissal of ‘champerty’ suit

Nov 1, 2016 By: Peter Hamner

New York state’s highest court has declined to revive a lawsuit brought by a company that purchased investment notes allegedly for the

DOJ, FTC warn HR professionals on ‘naked’ wage fixing, no-poach pacts

Oct 29, 2016 By: Elizabeth T. Brown

The Justice Department has announced it will criminally investigate companies that enter into agreements to fix employee compensation or pledge not to

IP geolocater that targeted couple’s farm cannot escape privacy suit

Oct 28, 2016 By: Dan Ostrach

A Kansas couple can proceed with their federal lawsuit alleging an IP geolocation company wreaked havoc on their lives by identifying their

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