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November 2, 2017

CFPB Anti-Arbitration Rule Officially Repealed

Biz Groups Push FTC To Avoid ‘Theoretical’ Privacy Harms: Led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, an array of business groups submitted comments urging the Federal Trade Commission to not bring enforcement actions over “theoretical” injuries in data security cases. Instead, the groups said the commission should focus on concrete harms. (Law360)

California small businesses are vulnerable to mass-produced litigation: The president of the California Small Business Association said that small businesses in that state “need protection from meritless litigation” to shield small businesses from “profit-motivated plaintiff lawyers.” Betty Jo Toccoli pointed to the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act and the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act, both currently before the Senate, as two federal bills that can help fix the problem. (OC Register)

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