• 02.13.17

    When Regulatory Failings Turn Criminal: Car Edition Redux

    To paraphrase the famous quote from the film “All About Eve”: Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy car ride. In the first part of January 2017, the automotive industry saw two high profile resolutions—with combined criminal and civil penalties exceeding $5 ...

  • 02.10.17

    President Taps New Heads for Federal Employment Agencies

    President Donald J. Trump appointed new leaders for the federal employment agencies during his busy first few days in office, tapping Victoria A. Lipnic as Acting Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Philip A. Miscimarra to lead the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

  • 02.09.17

    Nationwide Permits Reauthorized; Already-Issued Permits to Expire March 2017

    Under Section 404 of the federal Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. § 1344), a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is required for activities involving the discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States.

  • 02.09.17

    Uber’s Earnings, Financing Claims Crash Into FTC

    For exaggerating claims about earnings potential and automobile financing, Uber has agreed to pay $20 million in a deal with the Federal Trade Commission.

  • 02.07.17

    Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights, February 7, 2017

    HealthCare.gov enrollment is down, while State-based Marketplace enrollment is up at the end of 2017 open enrollment; Hawaii, Massachusetts and Oregon introduce legislation to codify ACA reforms in state law in case of repeal; and Indiana requests an extension of its Medicaid expansion waiver.

  • 02.03.17

    SPECIAL FOCUS: Current State of the FTC: Three Top Priorities

    On February 2, Acting Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, Maureen Ohlhausen, addressed the ABA 2017 Consumer Protection Conference in Atlanta and highlighted her consumer protection goals.

  • 02.02.17

    TSCA Reset to Affect Nearly All Manufacturers, Importers and Processors

    Companies that have manufactured or imported chemical products in the U.S. in the past ten years (alone or formulated in products and mixtures) should plan now to comply with new rules requiring them to identify and report each of those substances to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ...

  • 02.02.17

    Comments Reveal Mixed Reaction to OCC Fintech Charter

    As the comment period ended on the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's (OCC) proposal to establish a fintech charter, stakeholders weighed in on both sides of the idea.

  • 02.02.17

    CFPB Hits Student Loan Servicer With Lawsuit

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has sued a major student loan servicer as detailed by the complaint filed in Pennsylvania federal court.

  • 02.02.17

    February 2017

    January was a truly extraordinary month in U.S.-Mexico relations, with the relationship between the two countries arguably deteriorating to its most uncertain and tense point in decades.