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Appeals court hears arguments against CFPB

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — If the federal court of appeals in Washington, D.C., rules that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s structure is unconstitutional, it could throw pending litigation and previous decisions by the agency into question.

Second Circuit denies class action settlement possibly worth 17 cents to class members

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit's recent decision to deny a low-value class action settlement in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case is unusual, a Washington, D.C., attorney says.

Eighth Circuit decertifies environmental class action filed over ‘fears’

The federal appellate court concluded that the plaintiff landowners lacked evidence that their properties had been contaminated by a once-leaking ConocoPhillips pipeline.