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December 4, 2015

In the News Today – December 4, 2015

Internet Association Backs TCPA Lawsuit Against FCC: The Internet Association filed an amicus brief in a lawsuit “backed by a dozen companies and trade groups (including the U.S. Chamber) arguing that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act regulations, originally written in 1991 and updated this summer, are improperly ensnaring tech companies trying to communicate with consumers in more modern ways.” (Politico)

NY Judge Says ‘No” to Lawyers as Whistleblowers: A New York state trial court judge has ruled that a lawyer “who discloses confidential client-information can be precluded from acting as a whistleblower” and can even be found in violation of state bar ethics rules. (Bloomberg Big Law Business)

SEC In-House Court System Faces Criticism: The Securities and Exchange Commission’s in-house court system faced criticism from lawmakers and witnesses at a House subcommittee hearing, as they considered a bill that “would give SEC defendants more options and ratchet up the burden of proof on the agency.” H.R. 3798 would “permit parties sued administratively to move their case into federal court if the SEC’s complaint seeks a monetary penalty or a cease and desist order.” (Bloomberg BNA)

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