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Joe Rubin, who recently was named senior vice president of government relations and public affairs at Washington, D.C.-based public relations firm MWWPR and who previously served as senior counsel at Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, said the plaintiff groups’ arguments are “very strong.”
More than a dozen groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, American Financial Services Association and Financial Services Roundtable, filed a lawsuit Sept. 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new rule, finalized in July.
Cozen O’Connor PC attorney Jeremy Glenn, the current co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Federal Labor Standards Legislation committee, said he “wholeheartedly” agrees with the U.S. Department of Labor’s recent move to rescind its so-called “persuader rule.”
ABILENE, Texas (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers allege that they have paid out-of-pocket expenses to repair a defective air conditioning system in their GM vehicles.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards published its notice in June, explaining it intends to rescind the rule, first published by the DOL in March 2016. The rule, or Persuader Advice Exemption Rule, effectively eliminates the “advice exemption” under the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act.
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – A four-year statute of limitations was the key factor in a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in an appeal concerning a home equity loan.
Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn, in a detailed 81-page order released Wednesday, shot down each of the plaintiffs’ major arguments, most notably deciding that the rule does not exceed the U.S. Department of Labor’s authority.
DALLAS (Legal Newsline) – A shareholder for ExxonMobil is suing the company, alleging its board members communicated misleading financial information about the company.
DALLAS (Legal Newsline) — A stockholder is suing Exxon Mobil and board members, alleging they made false and misleading statements about the company's financial condition.
Plaintiff John R. MacLean filed his lawsuit against defendants Arentz Law Group and The Johnston Law Group in Texas federal court last week. He contends the firms are ignoring laws on soliciting clients.