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May 18, 2016

In the News Today – May 18, 2016

  • Coalition Urges Senate Commerce Committee to Consider TCPA Reforms: “The TCPA has become an engine for abusive class action litigation that has become widespread. Last year alone, 3,710 TCPA lawsuits were filed in federal court, and between 2010 and 2015, case filings increased by over 940%,” reads a letter sent by ILR and 32 other organizations to U.S. Senate Commerce Committee leadership. The committee will hold a hearing on TCPA reforms today. (Palmetto Business Daily and Higher Education Tribune)
  • Did SCOTUS Open Up ‘New Front’ for Lawsuits Against Financial Services Firms? The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Merrill Lynch v. Manning could open up financial services firms to lawsuits alleging short selling in state courts, reports Bloomberg. “Plaintiff attorneys would still have to bring suits in jurisdictions with applicable anti-fraud or securities laws … and avoid conflicts with federal statutes,” said former SEC enforcement attorney Gary Aguirre. (Bloomberg
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