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PETA challenges USDA's renewal of licenses for animal exhibitors

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – An animal rights group is challenging the United States Department of Agriculture's renewal of organizations that exhibit animals at roadside facilities.

Companies in immigration bond business seek summary judgment in CFPB suit

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Two Virginia companies that are attempting to block an investigation by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have filed a motion for summary judgment.

Environmental groups challenge judge's jurisdiction order in dispute over ACF Basin

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Several environmental groups have filed a motion to reconsider the U.S. District for the District of Columbia’s order to transfer to Georgia their lawsuit alleging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated environmental policies that affect water supplies in the Apalachicola Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin.

Minnesota county alleges termination of grant by HHS was abuse of discretion

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A Minnesota county alleges a federal agency unlawfully terminated a grant it used for a teen pregnancy prevention program.

Committee to Defend the President alleges FEC failed to timely act on Clinton complaint

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A political action committee headquartered in Virginia alleges a federal agency failed to take action on its 2017 complaint against Hillary Rodham Clinton and authorized candidate committee the Hillary Victory Fund.

Law firm claims Fair Housing Council of San Fernando Valley is attempting to 'shirk' payment of fees

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A Washington, D.C. law firm is seeking a declaration that two California parties are obligated to pay fees.

University Legal Services Inc. seeks injunction regarding records requests

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit organization alleges its mandate to protect people with disabilities in the nation's capital is being interfered with because of a failure to comply with records requests.

Physician alleges he was terminated in retaliation from DC hospital over complaints

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A Maryland physician alleges he was retaliated against and lost his job after he filed whistle-blower complaints.

To plaintiffs' dismay, SCOTUS likely won't review 'case-killer' TCPA decision

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – It appears unlikely that the U.S. Supreme Court will review a judgment that says the Federal Communications Commission does not have the authorization to require businesses to include an “opt-out” notice on solicited fax advertisements.

Structured settlement company Future Income Payments behind suit against CFPB

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A previously anonymous company that filed suit against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) last year has now been identified as Future Income Payments LLC (FIP), a company investigated by numerous states for questionable loan practices.

Petworth Holdings alleges changes in Washington, D.C. code violate constitution

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The owners of a Washington, D.C. property that currently houses a gas station alleges that a law in the District of Columbia violates two constitutional amendments.

North American Butterfly Association seeks to enjoin construction of proposed border wall

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The owner of a butterfly center in South Texas alleges that the proposed border wall would cut off two-thirds of its property.

Cigarette manufacturers release court-mandated statements about effects of tobacco

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Nov. 22 that major cigarette manufacturers in the United States have begun to issue court-ordered “corrective statements” on television and in daily newspapers.

Beverage companies challenge Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau's ban of health claims on labels

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Two alcohol companies are seeking a judgment regarding a federal agency's ban of the use of two health-related statements on labels of alcoholic beverages.

Federal judge refuses to block Trump’s designation of Mulvaney as interim head of CFPB

Judge Timothy J. Kelly for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, according to a minute order and entry on the case docket, denied Leandra English’s emergency motion for temporary restraining order after a motion hearing held Tuesday.

Legal battle brewing over CFPB acting director

On Sunday, Leandra English, named the deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by former director Richard Cordray, filed a federal lawsuit against President Donald Trump to block his naming of Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney as the bureau’s acting director.

Virginia companies' lawsuit accuses CFPB of regulatory overreach

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Two Virginia companies are suing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over its investigatory practices, alleging that the federal agency exceeded its authority and engaged in bullying tactics.

Class action filed against WPA Intelligence over calls

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A Wheeling, West Virginia, woman alleges a business headquartered in Washington, D.C., caused her injuries with "obnoxious" and "annoying" phone calls.

Microsoft, Princeton University challenging DACA decision

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Microsoft and Princeton University are among those challenging the federal government's rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, arguing that they have invested significant resources in the individuals known as Dreamers.

Watchdog group sues DOL for records related to rollback of fiduciary rule

American Oversight, which was formed in March to serve as a check on the Trump administration, claims the U.S. Department of Labor has failed to respond to a July Freedom of Information Act request.