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April 26, 2017

In the News Today – April 26, 2017

Rod Rosenstein Confirmed at U.S. Deputy Attorney General: Yesterday the Senate confirmed Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein as the deputy attorney general in a bipartisan vote. Rosenstein, who with 11 years on the job is the longest-serving U.S. attorney, has worked for both Republican and Democratic administrations. He took on his current role after unanimous Senate confirmation in July 2005, but his tenure with the DOJ dates back to 1990. (Law360)

West Virginia Law Revises Terms for Debt Collections: Governor Jim Justice signed a law this week to revise terms for debt collections, giving creditors a chance to fix or settle their errors and violations before borrowers can sue and file counterclaims. The Associated Press quoted an ILR statement on the legislation noting that it will reduce frivolous lawsuits and improve the state’s legal and business climate. (Associated Press)

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