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.

Prison guard escapes firing for off-duty pot use

Nov 18, 2016 By: Brian Greenlee

Where the agency’s words didn’t match its deeds, an arbitrator reduced an employee’s termination for off-duty drug use to a less severe penalty.

Lawyer says can’t be sued because banks merged

Nov 18, 2016 By: Joe Fraracci

A lawyer in Chapter 11 bankruptcy tried to nip in the bud a lawsuit filed against him by Wells Fargo Bank.

Creditor can’t manipulate senior claim to save junior lien

Nov 15, 2016 By: David Light

A creditor holding two mortgages could not waive a portion of the amount owed on the senior mortgage in order to keep the junior mortgage from being stripped off in the homeowner’s Chapter 13 case

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.

N.J. Police sergeant’s ‘obscene’ comments in e-mail warrant suspension

Nov 15, 2016 By: Virginia Kretschman

In many states, public employment statutes protect the right of workers to protest working conditions and other terms and conditions of employment, but may lose such protection under certain circumstances.

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

Appellate court upholds removal of supervisors for sexually harassing their subordinates

Nov 2, 2016 By: Sandra Johnson

Two recent unreported Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court decisions illustrate the challenges of combating sexual harassment in the workplace.

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