Wednesday, October 26, 2016

CFPB Comes Under Fire from US Court of Appeals

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has done the hard work of protecting US consumers since it was created in 2010. Now a U.S. Court of Appeals decision has ruled the CFPB’s structure unconstitutional, subjecting the agency and consumer safety to the political system.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

What Happens When the Jury Gets it Wrong?

You’ve gone to trial and put on your best case. All the evidence is in. And yet, somehow the jury comes back with a $0 verdict. You’re stunned. Now what? What can you do when the jury gets it wrong?

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

U.S. Agency Blocks Arbitration in Nursing Home Contracts

Nursing homes house some of America’s most vulnerable populations. Residents are at risk for elder abuse and neglect, as well as medical problems. But until recently, arbitration clauses have kept the victims of assisted living facilities out of court. Now the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is putting a stop to that.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Michigan Attorney General Sues Anti-Addiction Drug Company for Anti-Trust

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schutte jointed a multi-state lawsuit against MonoSol Rx and Reckitt, the makers of Suboxone, claiming the company performed illegal anti-trust activities to prevent competition and drive up the cost of the drug. If the law is successful, consumers suffering opioid addiction could be able to get help for a lot less money.