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.
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.
AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced July 17 that his office has obtained a final judgment and permanent injunction against Samara Portfolio Management LLC, Law Office of Joseph Onwuteaka PC and Joseph O. Onwuteaka, for allegations of violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices—Consumer Protection Act (DTPA), Texas Debt Collection Act and the Identity Theft Protection and Enforcement Act (ITPA).
AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced July 19 that he is disappointed in a federal judge’s decision to rule in favor of state inmates who sued the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDJC) over summer heat conditions at the Wallace Park Unit northwest of Houston.