Archives for 2016

CoA Institute Sues CFPB for Refusing to Release Records Underpinning Anti-Arbitration Rule

Washington D.C. – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) today filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to compel the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) to provide records the agency used in formulating its rule to prohibit the use of mandatory binding arbitration clauses […]

FOX News: East Coast fishermen file appeal over cost of government-required ‘at-sea monitors’

East Coast fishermen file appeal over cost of government-required ‘at-sea monitors’   Watch the latest video at <a href=”http://video.foxnews.com”>video.foxnews.com</a> By Cristina Corbin | Published December 09, 2016 SEABROOK, N.H. – David Goethel built his life off the profits of cod, trolling the waters of New England for 30 years netting […]

CoA Institute Challenges SEC’s Unlawful Expansion of Criminal Liability

Washington D.C. – Cause of Action Institute (CoA Institute) has filed an Amicus Curiae Brief in the First Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the District Court’s decision to defer to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) interpretation of a law in a criminal case where that interpretation actually contradicts […]

CoA Institute Sues IRS for Improperly Shielding Records

Washington D.C. – Cause of Action Institute (CoA Institute) today filed a lawsuit against the IRS after the agency refused to produce records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) relating to its dealings with Congress’s Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT). In December 2015, the IRS Office of Chief Counsel […]

CoA Institute Investigates Employee Telework Fraud at U.S. Patent Office

Washington D.C. – Cause of Action Institute (CoA Institute) today sent a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking records from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) after details emerged about extensive attendance and telework abuse by agency employees. The FOIA request seeks records to clarify whether disciplinary action […]

CoA Institute Influences New DHS FOIA Regulations

  The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) just finalized new Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) regulations. Last year, Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) submitted comments to DHS in response to its proposed rule.  We urged the agency to remove the outdated “organized and operated” language from its definition of […]

CoA Institute Files Lawsuit to Obtain Communications Surrounding Interior’s Decision to Exclude Atlantic from Oil and Gas Leasing Program

Washington, DC – Today, Cause of Action Institute (CoA Institute) filed a complaint in federal court against the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) to find out whether DOI’s decision to withdraw the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) from the 2017-2022 Oil and Gas Leasing Program was politically motivated.  In […]