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September 30, 2016

In the News Today — September 30, 2016

SCOTUS: Can Plaintiff Lawyers Include Cities Among ‘Victims’ of Home Foreclosures? Among the business cases being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in the session beginning next Monday is a “test of whether plaintiff lawyers can include entire cities among the supposed victims of home foreclosures.” In Bank of America v. Miami, Miami and other cities, “egged on by private law firms”, are suing a number of mortgage lenders, making “purely economic claims that city tax revenues were hurt” by the banks’ lending practices. (Forbes)

New Rule Barring Arbitration by Nursing Homes Likely to Face Legal Challenge: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new rule prohibiting consumer arbitration by nursing homes that receive federal funding is likely to face a legal challenge. “It’s a complete shift that doesn’t have a legal foundation and goes against many court decisions,” said Jason Bring, attorney with Arnall Golden Gregory. Bring said the challenge “will likely be based on whether the federal agency overstepped its bounds, effectively interceding in the area of arbitration.” (National Law Journal)

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