Briefing Book: Federal Trade Commission v LabMD

LabMD Briefing Book by CauseOfAction

Related Documents: Fraud at the Chicago Transit Authority

United States District Court for the North District of Illinois Eastern Division

Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Opposition to Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss (May 22, 2014)

Defendant CTA’s Motion to Dismiss (March 13, 2014)

Complaint for Damages, Injunctive Relief, and Declaratory Judgment (May 8, 2012)

 

 

Related Documents: Cause of Action v. Federal Trade Commission

CoA filed three separate FOIA requests to the FTC between 2011 and 2012 for documents pertaining to the agency’s internet advertising guidelines on endorsements regarding social media authors and bloggers. The FTC repeatedly denied not just CoA’s access to these documents, but also a public interest fee waiver as well as news media requestor status. The FTC’s decision could have a crippling effect on government transparency. CoA has appealed the District Court’s decision to side with the FTC to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

CoA Reply Brief (September 24, 2014)

FTC Response Brief (August 7, 2014)

Brief of Amici Curiae the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press et al., in Support of Appellant (May 13, 2014)

Brief of Amicus Curiae the Daily Caller News Foundation in Support of Appellant (May 13, 2014)

Notice of Intention to Participate as Amici Curiae (May 9, 2014)

Motion of Daily Caller for Leave to File a Brief Amicus Curiae in Support of Appellant Cause of Action (May 9, 2014)

CoA Opening Brief  & Addendum (May 5, 2014)

Statement of Issues to be Raised (December 13, 2013)

Notice of Appeal (November 12, 2013)

United States District Court for the District of Columbia

Memorandum and Opinion of District Court (August 19, 2013)

FTC Reply in Support of its Motion for Summary Judgement (January 25, 2013)

CoA Opposition to FTC Motion for Summary Judgement (November 18, 2012)

FTC Motion for Summary Judgement (September 28, 2012)

CoA Complaint (May 25, 2012)

Original FOIA Request (Aug. 30, 2011)

Related Documents: John Nichols and Fuel Cell Energy v Jack Markell Governor of Delaware

United States District Court for the District of Delaware

April 17, 2014

Opinion & Order & (April 17, 2014)

Complaint (June 20, 2012)

Cause of Action Amicus Brief in Yates v. United States

Cause of Action filed a brief in support of Yates on February 5, 2014. More information on the case can be found at SCOTUSblog.

Cause of Action Amicus Brief in Yates v. U.S. by CauseOfAction

Cause of Action Joins Amicus Brief in Minority TV v. FCC

Cause of Action has joined an amicus brief filed by the Southeastern Legal Foundation in the case of Minority TV v. FCC calling on the Supreme Court hear a challenge to the rule that political speech on broadcast television deserves less Constitutional protection than political speech in other media.

In McCutcheon v. FEC, the Supreme Court specifically recognized Cause of Action’s unique and important perspective regarding the critical relationship between political transparency and robust free speech.  Here, Cause of Action strongly believes that the Constitution, and the public interest in good government, both require that political speech, regardless of the medium, should always be given the highest level of First Amendment protection.   Therefore, it has asked the Court to take this case.

13-1124 – Southeastern Legal Foundation Coalition Amici Brief by CitizensUnited

Briefing Book: Keep it in “Park”: How the CPSC is Stretching the Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine Beyond the Breaking Point

Keep it in “Park”: How the CPSC is Stretching the
Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine Beyond the Breaking Point
by CauseOfAction