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December 1, 2014

In The News Today – December 1, 2014

ILR President Lisa A. Rickard will moderate a panel, “Today’s First Amendment Environment,” at the U.S. Chamber Foundation event, “Free Speech & Business,” to be held this Wednesday, December 3rd. For more information or to register, please click here.

Russell G. Ryan, a former assistant director of enforcement at the SEC, writes that the SEC’s issuing of press releases “when it files charges in administrative cases it will eventually decide” calls into question “the agency’s ability to decide those cases fairly and impartially.” (Wall Street Journal)

Legal reform is expected to be one of the “early issues” tackled by the incoming West Virginia state legislature, which has new Republican majorities in both the House and Senate. (Charleston Gazette)

A legal aid group, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, is suing U.S. Bank in federal court under the False Claims Act, alleging the bank did not “engage with borrowers who missed payments” on federally-guaranteed mortgages. (New York Times)

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