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Richard Cordray won't be around to see the court decision that would have got him fired

Jessica Karmasek Nov. 21, 2017, 8:00am

Richard J. Andreano Jr., an attorney at Ballard Spahr LLP, said the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia’s pending decision in PHH Corporation v. CFPB, which could be handed down any day, likely will strongly influence how other courts address the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau structure issue.

When, how or will Trump change consumer protection bureau's leadership

Jessica Karmasek Feb. 27, 2017, 8:06am

Richard Cordray, a former Ohio attorney general, remains the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, considered a thorn in the side of many Republicans. Some experts say they are surprised President Donald Trump hasn’t yet given Cordray the boot.

Court rules climate change scientist's defamation suit can proceed

Mia Sims Jan. 19, 2017, 9:51am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Dr. Michael Mann’s defamation claims against Rand Simberg and Mark Steyn are now going forward in the District of Columbia Superior Court.

Attorneys for former investment adviser want full D.C. Circuit review of SEC decision

Jessica Karmasek Sep. 30, 2016, 2:22pm

In August, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit rejected a petition for review of a 2013 decision by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission administrative law judges. The judges barred Raymond J. Lucia and his company from associating with a financial adviser, broker or dealer and revoked the company’s investment adviser registrations.

D.C. Circuit affirms SEC's use of administrative law judges

April Bamburg Sep. 1, 2016, 12:15pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - On Aug. 9, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rejected a petition for review of a decision by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) administrative law judges.

Fight over airline e-cigarette ban focuses on 'agency overreach'

Carrie Salls Aug. 23, 2016, 10:42am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) and the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA) are continuing their fight against a final rule enacted by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that prohibits the use of electronic cigarettes on airplanes. The groups have filed an opening brief in response to a petition for review of the rule that was filed in April.

National Federation of the Blind missed opportunity to challenge DOT's airport ticketing kiosk rule

Karen Kidd Aug. 7, 2016, 4:57pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The D.C. Circuit's recent rejection of a National Federation of the Blind's challenge to a U.S. Department of Transportation rule on airline ticketing kiosks is an opportunity lost over a technicality, two D.C.-area attorneys said during a recent interview.