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Court says CFPB didn't have authority to issue Civil Investigative Demand

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A federal appeals court has ruled that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau overstepped its bounds when issuing a Civil Investigation Demand to the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

CDA bars action claiming websites facilitated sex trafficking

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has delivered a win to Backpage.com in the case of three young girls who alleged they were victims of human trafficking after the website ran online prostitution ads featuring them, affirming that websites are immune under the Communications Decency Act (CDA).