Archives for December 2013

Cause of Action responds to resignation of DHS Deputy IG Charles Edwards

Cause of Action, a government accountability group which has investigated Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Deputy Inspector General (IG) Charles Edwards, issued the following response to his resignation. Executive Director Dan Epstein: “Cause of Action has investigated Charles Edwards for two years, working with information from credible insiders, and filing […]

CoA requests investigation of Sen. Harry Reid, USCIS in EB-5 abuse

In light of Senator Harry Reid’s (D-NV) expected nomination announcement of Alejandro Mayorkas as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Cause of Action (CoA) sent a request for investigation to Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-CA) of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics, calling for the investigation of Senator […]

Winston and Strawn: LabMD Files Suit Challenging FTC’s Authority to Regulate Data Security

Read the full story:  Winston and Strawn LabMD joins Wyndham Hotels & Resorts LLC in challenging the FTC’s authority to regulate and punish entities for data security breaches. Like Wyndham, LabMD argues that because the FTC has never issued regulations, standards, or guidelines regarding data security under Section 5, LabMD […]

Steptoe and Johnson: LabMD Goes On Offense Against FTC

Read the full story:  Steptoe and Johnson We reported in September that LabMD (a laboratory services company) became the second company (after Wyndham Hotels & Resorts) to challenge the Federal Trade Commission’s authority to regulate cybersecurity, when it raised this issue in response to an administrative complaint filed by the […]

Stewart Baker: The 2014 Privies

Read the full story:  Stewart Baker c.  FTC v. LabMD (Federal Trade Commission) Stupid Mistake + Media Coverage = Unfair Practice   When LabMD set up security for its network, it didn’t expect a rogue employee to poke holes in its security by running Limewire, a program notorious for sharing […]

Statement: Cause of Action on Mayorkas’ Pending Deputy Secretary Nomination

Cause of Action, a government accountability group, sent a letter to Chairman Darrell Issa of the House Committee on Oversight and Government reform urging the committee to examine the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) oversight of the EB-5 visa Pilot Program. Cause of Action issued the following statement in response to […]

Report: Forest City Enterprises Profits Despite Legal Violations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                  CONTACT:       Jamie Morris, 202-499-2425   Report: Forest City Enterprises Profits Despite Legal Violations Cause of Action calls on Congress to investigate Forest City Enterprises and lax oversight at USCIS, DOJ  WASHINGTON –Cause of Action (CoA), a government accountability organization, today released “Unfair Enrichment: How […]