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February 8, 2016

In the News Today – February 8, 2016

The New York Post reports that a memo, “sent by top Consumer Financial Protection Bureau civil-rights prosecutors to the bureau’s director,” shows that the CFPB “exaggerated” charges of discrimination in “probes of Ally Bank and other defendants in the $900 billion car-lending business … that’s looking more like a massive government extortion and shakedown operation.” (New York Post)

Though products liability cases alleging personal injury may be on the decline, the amount of products-related class action lawsuits filed by consumers claiming economic loss has increased, says Michigan State University law professor Nicholas Wittner. (Legal Newsline)

Some disputes arise because opposing parties just can’t see eye to eye. But how can it be a fair fight when one party is acting as a proxy for a third party who remains in the shadows? A recent lawsuit over property damage from the Liberian Civil War provides a glimpse into the secretive world of international litigation funding. (ILR Blog)

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