Update On Cases Challenging Cordray Appointment

By | CFPB Monitor | May 30, 2013

We have been following two federal court cases that involve challenges to Director Cordray’s appointment.  The California case, CFPB v. Chance Edward Gordon, was filed in summer 2012 by the CFPB against an attorney and his law firm alleging that the defendants duped consumers by falsely promising loan modifications in exchange for advance fees and, in reality, did little or nothing to help consumers.

Gentlemen, Start Your Videos

By | Tilting the Scales | May 29, 2013
Gentlemen, Start Your Videos

Billy Bob Cooter is spending a Sunday doing what he loves most – attending a NASCAR race to watch his favorite driver Ricky Bobby pilot the #26 Wonder Bread car.  It’s a close and exciting race as the drivers begin the final lap towards the checkered flag. 

What the Immigration Reform Bill’s Early and Rapid Progress Means Going Forward—Alka Bahal

By | LXBN | May 29, 2013
Alka Bahal

After months and months of posturing by lawmakers—preceded of course by months and months of posturing by presidential candidates—it took all of a week for the immigration reform bill to make it through the bipartisan Senate Judiciary Committee. There is, of course, still a long ways to go, but the early quick movement for the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act can only be seen as encouraging. Joining me to explain the details and what this signals going forward is Alka Bahal, Partner & Co-Chair Corporate Immigration Practice at Fox Rothschild and author on their blog, Immigration View.

Has the “Concert” Returned to the NLRB? Facebook Gripes Found Not to Be Protected

In Tasker Healthcare Group dba Skinsmart Dermatology, NLRB Div. of Advice, Case No. 04-CA–094222 (issued 5/8/13, released 5/17/13), the NLRB’s Division of Advice concluded that an employer did not commit an unfair labor practice when it fired an employee for profanity-filled comments she made about the Company in a private Facebook group message.