Cause of Action in the News:

Wall Street Journal – Hounded Out of Business by Regulators (The company LabMD finally won its six-year battle with the FTC, but vindication came too late.)

Cause of Action Executive Director Dan Epstein writes about LabMD’s six-year fight against the Federal Trade Commission. As he notes, “[s]ometimes winning is still losing,” and though we ultimately won, LabMD was forced to close in 2014 due to the “reputational damage and expense of a six-year federal investigation.”  Mr. Epstein points out, “winning against the federal government should never require losing so much.”

Law360FTC Loses LabMD Data Security Suit

Cause of Action has won a major victory over the Federal Trade Commission, handing out their first loss in a cybersecurity case. Cause of Action Executive Director Dan Epstein praised the ruling, saying “[t]his ruling confirms what our client, LabMD, has said all along, which is that the Federal Trade Commission’s case is meritless.”  Further, it “puts return address on bureaucratic abuses of power, and proves that sometimes the good guys win.”

National ReviewOpening Brief Filed in Moonlight Fire Appeal

Cause of Action has filed an amicus brief in United States v. Sierra Pacific Industries, Inc., better known as the “Moonlight Fire” case.  The court had decided that the government only has a responsibility to find the truth and reveal the facts in criminal cases, not in civil cases, even when over $1 billion in fines and threats of financial ruin are on the line.  Cause of Action’s brief discusses how the government should always speak the truth, present all evidence (even evidence in favor of the defendant), and avoid financial bias.

Daily CallerEXCLUSIVE: Top Hillary Aide Failed To Comply With State Dept ‘Separation Agreement’

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin may have set herself up for a lawsuit.  A “separation agreement” form was signed by Ms. Abedin, meaning that she should have turned over all work related documents after leaving the State Department. Instead, Ms. Abedin failed to turn over any documents and retained them on Mrs. Clinton’s private email server for over two years.

In Other News:

Fox NewsDem senator says EPA power plant regs based on failed Canadian project

Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia has spoken out against the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.  He says forcing manufacturing plants that use coal to use an unproven technology to meet the high standards of the Clean Power Plan makes “no sense.”  Sen. Manchin said  “We’ve based our plans on what we should be doing in America to provide the energy people depend upon on a failed operation in Canada, and it’ll be another year or two years before they prove whether it can be done or not.”

NY PostHillary is ‘often confused,’ says trusted aide Huma in fresh emails

The latest batch of released Hillary Clinton emails reveal that top aide Huma Abedin made sure to let State Department staff know that Mrs. Clinton was “often confused” about her schedule.  In an email to another staffer, Mrs. Abedin emphasized that the staffer should go over the schedule with the former Secretary of State, saying “Very imp to do that. She’s often confused.”