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April 29, 2014

In the News – April 29, 2014

A federal district court ruled last week that obesity itself may be a disability, “independent of an underlying physiological condition, confirming the rising risk of lawsuits on grounds of obesity discrimination.” (Wall Street Journal)

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to resolve a disagreement, “over how to interpret a legal provision that allows borrowers to rescind their mortgage loans.” The Court will decide whether a borrower who wants to rescind a mortgage must file a lawsuit within the three-year time period stipulated under the Truth in Lending Act, or if written notification to the lender before the three-year deadline passes would be sufficient. (WSJ Law Blog)

The ambiguity of The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) has lead dozens of companies to submit petitions for clarification of the act to avoid class action lawsuits. The FCC has now issued orders that clarify practices mass text message services can implement, comprised of business-friendly language that will exempt GroupMe and The Cargo Airline Association from certain elements of the TCPA. (Inside Counsel)

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