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October 16, 2017

In the News Today – October 16, 2017

Spike in IL lawsuits vs employers over fingerprints, other biometric data may be just the beginning: A Washington, D.C.-based employment attorney warned that, thanks to a unique part of Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act, data privacy class action lawsuits against businesses will continue to spike. Illinois is the only state where individuals can file such a suit, according to Karla Grossenbacher of Seyfarth Shaw. Other states require the attorney general to take the action. (Cook County Record)

Carson: Government considering ending use of False Claims Act against FHA lenders: Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson told the House Financial Services Committee that the department is considering ending the use of the False Claims Act against mortgage lenders in cases involving the Federal Housing Administration. (HousingWire)

Supreme Court Qui Tam Action Blog Supreme Court to Review Qui Tam Action Dismissal Standards  False Claims Act (FCA) Podcasts EPISODE 21: Summit XXI: Litigation Line of Sight: Class and Mass Action Trends in Europe Class Action Litigation, Data Privacy, International Initiatives, Other Issues Image of the UK Supreme Court Blog No Injury, No Damages: UK Supreme Court Answers Foundational Class Action Question Class Action Litigation, Data Privacy, International Initiatives Blog New Research Shows IL Privacy Lawsuits on the Rise Data Privacy Blog Law 360 Expert Analysis: "False Claims Act Proposal Is Unfair And Would Hinder Economic Growth" False Claims Act (FCA)

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