• 02.25.20

    California Court Keeps AB 51 on Hold

    The Chamber of Commerce and employer organizations convinced a federal court judge in California to halt enforcement of Assembly Bill 51, which was set to take effect January 1, 2020, and invalidate all agreements requiring the waiver of any right to forum or procedure as a condition of employment, ...

  • 02.25.20

    Quick Hits From the EEOC: 2020 Priorities, FY 2019 Stats, Disability Suit Victory

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) had a busy start to 2020, with new Chair Janet Dhillon sharing her priorities for the coming year and the release of the statistics for fiscal year 2019, while a Maryland federal court handed the EEOC a victory in a discrimination suit involving a ...

  • 02.25.20

    Sick Sibling, Healthy Kids Don’t Trigger FMLA Leave, Ohio Court Rules

    The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) doesn’t cover an employee’s leave to care for the healthy children of an ill sibling, according to a new decision from an Ohio federal court.  

  • 02.25.20

    Second Circuit: ADAAA Doesn’t Cover Inability to Perform Job

    Joining the other federal appellate panels to consider the issue, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA) did not alter or erode the understanding that the inability to perform a single, particular job does not constitute a ...

  • 02.25.20

    Is #ad Going Away? – The FTC’s Endorsement Guidelines to Be Examined

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced it is seeking public comment on whether to make changes to its Endorsement Guides as part of its systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides.

  • 02.19.20

    Securitization Vehicles Win Madden Victory

    In one of two closely watched New York class actions asserting usury claims against national bank securitization vehicles based on the Second Circuit’s decision in Madden v. Midland Funding, 786 F.3d 246 (2d Cir. 2015), a federal magistrate judge has recommended dismissal based on federal ...

  • 02.19.20

    GAO Asked to Study Alternative Data Credit Decisions

    In a new letter last month, a group of Democratic lawmakers asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to take a closer look at the use of alternative data for credit decisions, particularly in the context of mortgage lending.

  • 02.19.20

    Regulators Crack Down On Credit Repair Companies

    Regulators are keeping a close eye on credit repair companies as evidenced by a pair of new lawsuits filed by the Illinois attorney general and a separate action brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

  • 02.19.20

    Pay-for-Play Website Pays FTC Over Fake Reviews, Deceptive Rankings

    Deceptive rankings and fake reviews triggered a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) action for a comparison shopping website—and a warning to other companies. 

  • 02.19.20

    Judge Denying Summary Judgment Promises Demonstration of Challenged Ad Claims for Jurors

    A putative class action challenging advertising claims for skin care products will move forward after a California federal court judge denied the defendants’ motion for summary judgment.