CoA Institute Investigates EPA Employees Using Electronic Messaging Apps to Thwart Transparency

Washington D.C. – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) has filed a Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) request after recent media reports identified a number of career EPA employees possibly using an encrypted electronic messaging app called “Signal” to communicate about work-related issues, including how to prevent political appointees from […]

Cause of Action Institute Files Motion to Dismiss FTC’s Baseless Data Security Charges Against D-Link Systems Inc.

WASHINGTON – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) on behalf of D-Link Systems, Inc. today filed in the U.S. District Court for Northern California a Motion to Dismiss the baseless charges brought by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) regarding the company’s security practices for consumer routers and IP cameras. In […]

CoA Institute files Amicus Brief on Behalf of Dr. Judith Curry in Support of Rigorous and Open Debate on Climate Science

Washington, D.C. – Jan. 25, 2017 – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) today filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of prominent climate scientist Dr. Judith A. Curry in support of a petition for rehearing in the Competitive Enterprise Institute v. Michael Mann lawsuit in the D.C. Court of […]

CoA Institute Sues BLM for Shielding Information on Expansion of Federal Lands

Washington, D.C. – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) today sued the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) to obtain access to records about the agency’s acquisition of land in Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico.  Last year, the BLM asked Congress for nearly $90 million for new purchases, even though the […]

Cause of Action Institute to Defend D-Link Systems Against FTC’s Baseless Data Security Charges

Washington, D.C. – Jan. 10, 2017 – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) today announced it will represent D-Link Systems, Inc. (“D-Link Systems”) in its defense against recent unwarranted and baseless charges brought by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) regarding the company’s security practices for consumer routers and IP cameras. […]

Another Midnight Power Grab: FTC Again Grasping at Straws in Data Security

Agency files desperate eleventh-hour data security complaint against D-Link without a single instance of actual or likely substantial harm to any consumer Washington D.C. – The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) yesterday filed a complaint against D-Link Systems, Inc. (“D-Link”) claiming a violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act resulting from unsupported […]

Doctors Say FTC Overreach Endangers Patient Welfare

Washington, D.C. – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) filed an Amicus Curiae brief on behalf of nine medical doctors who outlined to the court how regulatory overreach by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has harmed their patients’ welfare. The doctors argue that patients benefit from more competition and more providers […]