CoA Institute Highlights Deficiencies in Proposed Rule to Shift Burdensome Costs of At-Sea Monitoring to Commercial Fishermen

The New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC), in coordination with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), seeks to approve and implement a controversial set of regulatory amendments that would create a new industry-funding requirement for at-sea monitoring in the Atlantic herring fishery and, moreover, create a standardized process for introducing […]

The FTC Raided My Office, Found Nothing, And Is Destroying My Business Anyway

The FTC Raided My Office, Found Nothing, And Is Destroying My Business Anyway ROBERT CUPO Without due process or conviction in a court of law, the government is destroying my family’s business. In early May, federal investigators raided my small tech-support company, Vylah Tec LLC, d/b/a “V-Tec,” on suspicion of […]

Law360: LabMD Loses Bid To Exclude FTC Docs In Data Security Row

Our legal battle against the FTC continues.

Law360: LabMD, FTC Data Security Fight Delayed Again

Read the full story: Law360 An administrative law judge has postponed until May 5 the resumption of proceedings in the Federal Trade Commission’s closely watched data security fight with LabMD Inc., marking the latest delay in a case that has been on hold for almost a year.   In an […]

Law360: LabMD Rips 11th Circ. For Refusing FTC Data Security Suit

Read the full story: Law360 The Eleventh Circuit’s refusal to weigh in on a complaint from the Federal Trade Commission accusing LabMD Inc. of failing to safeguard patient information unlawfully shifts the balance of power between agencies and courts, the company recently said in a request for an en banc […]

Selected FDIC Communications on Operation Choke Point

Below are two selected documents from the most recent OGR report on FDIC’s involvement in Operation Choke Point. August 2013 email between FDIC officials regarding state regulation of an industry targeted by Operation Choke Point: November 2012 email from Thomas Dujenski, (FDIC Regional Director, Atlanta), to Mark Pearce, (Director, FDIC […]

Law360: Tiversa Can’t Attack Future Witness In LabMD Fight With FTC

Read the full story: Law360 The order pointed out that the judge had already rejected a motion by the FTC in July for permission to develop evidence to rebut Wallace’s expected testimony because he had yet to testify, and that Tiversa’s “attempt at anticipatory rebuttal” suffered from a similar defect. […]