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15-state coalition argues against payday lenders using tribal affiliations to avoid violations

By Marian Johns | Jan 7, 2019

BALTIMORE — Maryland's Attorney General Brian Frosh is the latest to join a coalition of 15 attorneys general that filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to argue against payday lenders using fake affiliations with Native American tribes as a way to escape state law violations when practicing predatory lending.

'This is wrong': Fourth Circuit judge rips gag order in multimillion-dollar hog farm cases

By Dan Fisher | Sep 27, 2018

A federal judge’s gag order prohibiting anyone connected to nuisance litigation against hog farms in North Carolina was probably an unconstitutional prior restraint of speech and never should have been issued, an influential judge on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals said in oral arguments this week.

Hog farmers facing lawsuits, eight-figure verdicts worried judge will silence them again

By Daniel Fisher | Sep 21, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is scheduled next week to hear arguments over a broad gag order issued by a judge overseeing a series of nuisance lawsuits against North Carolina hog farms that threatened to muzzle farmers and industry organizations opposed to the litigation.

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