Archives for July 2016

Court Rules Against Local Fishermen, Upholds Job-Killing Government Mandate

The U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire held that the requirement is “an expected expense of doing business” for New England fishermen   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire dismissed the lawsuit filed by Plaintiffs David Goethel and […]

FTC Reverses Initial Decision in LabMD

Federal Trade Commission finds cancer detection lab in violation of data security statute, despite no evidence of consumer harm   Washington, D.C. – In an unfortunate but somewhat anticipated decision, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today issued a finding that LabMD violated a data security statute, reversing an earlier decision […]

Cause of Action Institute Seeks Supreme Court Review in Chicago Transit Authority False Claims Act Suit

Today, Cause of Action Institute filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the United States Supreme Court, the first in the organization’s history, asking the high court to reverse a Seventh Circuit ruling that barred CoA Institute from suing the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) under the False Claims Act. […]

Banning Arbitration, A Boon for Class Action Lawyers, Not Consumers (Judge Lechner Opinion–Forbes)

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), created in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, is typically portrayed as a federal agency that protects the little guy from powerful big banks. But reality looks much different. For example, in May the agency proposed new rules to prohibit the use of […]

CoA Institute Investigates Role of DHS, Shooter’s Motives in Dallas Shooting

Washington, DC – Cause of Action Institute (CoA Institute) today filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to investigate the involvement of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in investigating and responding to the recent shooting of Dallas police officers. In light of seemingly contradictory statements by Secretary Johnson […]

FOX News: East Coast fishermen spar with federal government over cost of at-sea monitors

Cause of Action Institute Sues HUD to Disclose its Role in Controversial Mortgage Settlements

Banks required to provide “donations” to government-approved third parties Washington D.C. – Cause of Action Institute (CoA Institute) today filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for failing to produce records about its role […]